In response to the publication of the report from the National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott, on data security, consent and opt-outs, Professor Dame Sue Bailey Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said,

“I welcome the Dame Fiona’s report which sets out the issues lucidly and provides a clear framework for taking forward these complex issues.

I am pleased there will now be the opportunity for extensive public consultation and debate and I know that Medical Royal Colleges will actively participate in the discussions.

We will give initial consideration to the report at our Council meeting next week.”