Health and Social Care Committee

Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published on Sunday 15 April 2018. Awaiting Government Response.

Due to the general election on 12 December 2019 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 6 November, all Select Committees will cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Report published


The Committee’s predecessor considered the MoU early in 2017, and shortly before the general election published several exchanges of correspondence (PDF PDF 4.99 MB) on the matter between the Chair and the Minister for Public Health, the Chair of NHS Digital, the Chief Executive of Public Health England, the Chief Executive of the General Medical Council and the National Data Guardian.

The Committee considered the matters raised in that correspondence, in the light of the publication in November 2017 of the report of NHS Digital’s National Back Office (NBO) tracing service review.


Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the inquiry on the memorandum of understanding on data-sharing.

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