«COPI [control of patient information], the emergency measure that allowed much greater sharing of healthcare data, will come to an end on June 30 2022. But are healthcare organisations ready? Hazel Jones, head of health at Made Tech, tries to answer.»

«In March 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care issued NHS Digital with a Notice under Regulation 3(4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI) to require NHS Digital to share confidential patient information with organisations entitled to process this under COPI for Covid-19 purposes.»

«In the letter to NHS Digital, the health secretary explained that the emergency measures would be put in place to “manage and mitigate the spread and impact of the current outbreak of Covid-19”.»

«After two years and three extensions, the current COPI notice will expire on 30 June 2022. Unless the health secretary deems it necessary to extend it once again. But that looks unlikely.»

Article written by Hannah Crouch.



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