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Who Sees What? is an innovative project to help people from all over the UK learn about, discuss and decide about the way that the NHS uses their record.
The patient records system in the NHS is set for dramatic changes over the next few years as part of a massive IT programme. The new system of electronic patient records has the potential to transform the relationship between patients and the NHS and to deliver real improvements in healthcare. But it also opens up new types of risks to patient privacy. Find out more about the issues here.
Who Sees What? provides a forum for members of the public to find out about the new systems, and discuss the risks and opportunities. We have produced a Democs conversation game which is designed to help people with no prior knowledge talk about the plans. You can find out more about how to put on a game and get your free copy here. Or take a look at our video about the game and the project:
Through the course of the project we will be asking people to contribute their views on how patient records should be used. We will be producing a report on people’s views and working with policy makers in government to make sure that those views are heard.
Who Sees What? is a collaboration between the New Economics Foundation and the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University. It’s funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project is part of the work of the New Economics Foundation’s Democracy and Participation Team. The team is committed to developing new and engaging ways for the public to get involved in making and changing government policy.