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What does the new General Data Protection Regulation mean for our health and local services?



With the ICO's 'Your data matters' public education campaign set to kick off shortly, all eyes are on the 25th May for the implementation of GDPR. Our panel of data experts discuss data sharing, consent and the likely impact of subject access requests to the public sector, as well as what the technology sector is doing to support this change.

UKAuthority Publisher, Helen Olsen Bedford, puts the questions to:

  • Dawn Monaghan, Head of Data Sharing and Privacy, NHS England; Head of Strategic IG, NHS Digital and Director of Information Governmance Alliance
  • Gurpreet Dhatt, Head of Programme and Projects, Midlands and Lancashire CSU
  • Darren Bassett, former Deputy Director at Dept for Education and now Head of Business Transformation, Tisski

Watch the debate now:

Useful information

The Information Governance Alliance's website has guidance from the national GDPR working group and IGA that will help the NHS, social care and partner organisations prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation, when it begins in May 2018.

IGA’s guidance:

The Information Commissioner's Office website ( contains lots of useful summaries of both the current Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Specific sections of the ICO website which may be useful are:

Meanwhile if you are wondering how best to ensure robust GDPR request responses why not have a look at Tisski’s out of the box Compliance solution:   


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