Health Data Lab Letter to Jeremy Hunt MP
MHPF have co-signed a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP asking for his backing for a Health Data Lab. 23 other leading charities have supported this bid by co-signing this letter, which has been led by New Philanthropy Capital [NPC], an independent think tank for the charity sector helping charities and funders to achieve the greatest impact.
A Health Data Lab would enable charities to analyse their impact against government data. This data analysis would be entirely confidential, with the charities receiving an aggregate, anonymised report of the results, as is the case with the Ministry of Justice’s Justice Data Lab. And it’s not just charities and their beneficiaries who stand to benefit. Anyone delivering health services could access the Data Lab—using it to improve their own services, while adding to a wider knowledge base about what works.
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The following charities signed the letter we sent to Jeremy Hunt MP. [One charity wanted to remain private about their signature.]