Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office Contents




The memorandum of understanding

Concerns expressed

Exchanges of correspondence, and request for an inquiry

National Back Office tracing service review report

Legal basis for the disclosure of information to immigration services

Oral evidence in January 2018, and our response

Oral evidence on 16 January

Our letter to NHS Digital

Responses from Ministers and from NHS Digital

Oral evidence in March 2018



NHS Code of Confidentiality

NHS Digital’s approach to the issue

Government policy on the sharing of patient data

The role of NHS Digital

Action required

The memorandum of understanding and the public interest test

Risks to public health

Government policy on sharing of data held for the purpose of health and care

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: Letter from the Chair of the Committee to the Chief Executive of NHS Digital, 29 January 2018

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 15 April 2018