Home of information on everything from ventilators to vaccinations, the data store has driven the NHS and government’s decision-making throughout the covid-19 crisis. 

However, privacy campaigners have raised concerns about how sensitive NHS data could be used by the companies involved in the data store. And what does the future hold for the data store once the emergency rules on information-sharing can no longer be justified?

There has also been criticism inside and outside of the health sector of how Palantir — one of the main companies involved in the data store — was selected for the role, with new legal action launched just today.

HSJ’s Nick Carding quizzes the company’s UK head about this, and its work on one of the most important government data projects of recent times.

You can listen to HSJ Health Check on this page, or subscribe on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and all the other popular podcast platforms.

Send feedback to nicholas.carding@wilmingtonhealthcare.com