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Brand new OurNHS guide to NHS campaigning and resources

A brand new guide to NHS campaigning and resources from OurNHS's own archives and across the web. 

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10 December 2013
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OurNHS’s editor has collated some of the best NHS campaigning resources from across the web. All these resources listed in our guide are free to access and are roughly in date order (newest first) within each section.

Like all our work, we hope they will be helpful to NHS campaigners, as well as journalists, academics and policy makers.

We also hope to build on this work in the coming months to help both local and national campaigners reach out to and connect with each other.

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Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals


To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.


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