GP data saves lives

Simon Bolton, Interim CEO of NHS Digital, explains why we are giving people more time to reflect on the launch of the GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR).

Data saves lives. There is no clearer demonstration of this than our response to the pandemic, which has been fuelled by data. It has allowed us to bring down the number of deaths and hospitalisations from COVID-19 by creating a Shielded Patients’ List to protect the most vulnerable; prioritise at-risk groups for early vaccination; helped us prove the effectiveness of certain drugs such as dexamethasone which is estimated to have saved a million lives already; and it is helping us better understand and treat Long Covid.

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