Accessing health and care data: step by step guide and glossary

Accessing health and care data for research on data-driven technology: a step-by-step guide and glossary

This guidance gives a step-by-step overview of the process for accessing health and social care data for research of data-driven technologies. This includes essential considerations for those looking to do health and care data research, at what stage to complete documentation so that it is most effective, and what conversations to have with data providers. The guidance also includes a directory of key players and definitions of terms and concepts.

Spending time in the planning stages to identify the data you need, understand what data is available, and to have conversations with the right people, may shorten timelines by preventing avoidable delays.