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An Information Revolution: a consultation on proposals

  • Launch date:
    18 October 2010
  • Closing date:
    14 January 2011
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
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An Information Revolution is one of a series of documents for consultation published subsequent to the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS.  It is part of the Government’s agenda to create a revolution for patients - “putting patients first” - giving people more information and control and greater choice about their care.  The information revolution is about transforming the way information is accessed, collected, analysed and used so that people are at the heart of health and adult social care services.

The Department is consulting on the proposals in An Information Revolution.
The consultation will close on 14 January 2011.

Links to the consultation document are available below.  Following the consultation process, we will publish an information strategy and plans to put this information revolution into effect.

We will develop and publish an impact assessment and an equality impact assessment to accompany the Government’s response to this consultation. 

We want the information revolution to benefit everyone who uses health and adult social care services.  Early work on equalities has identified some areas on which there needs to be a focus, such as ensuring there is sufficient support and access to information for people who need it.  Questions in the consultation document and the Easy Read version invite comments and suggestions on how we can address this and other equalities challenges.  We will also engage directly with groups and representatives at consultation events, as part of ensuring that the information revolution fully promotes equalities and patients’ rights.

How to respond to the consultation

Follow the links below to either download the consultation document, or read and submit your responses online. Alternatively you can send a completed response form to:

Resources:  Information Revolution engagement and consultation

The following resources have been developed to support engagement with the Information Revolution consultation proposals and questions. These resources should be adapted according to audience.

Additional links

Liberating the NHS

The NHS White Paper, Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS, sets out the Government's long-term vision for the future of the NHS. The vision builds on the core values and principles of the NHS - a comprehensive service, available to all, free at the point of use, based on need, not ability to pay.

DH Information Charter

This Charter is for anyone who has dealings with the Department of Health whether through correspondence, involvement in consultations or collaborative policy development or if for any other reason we hold personal information about you.

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