Dr Nicola Byrne

National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care

Office of the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care

About Dr Nicola

Dr Nicola Byrne is the National Data Guardian for health and adult social care in England. She helps to ensure that personal confidential data is held and used to support better outcomes from health and care services, at the same time providing confidence that there are thorough safeguards in place to protect personal confidential data.

Dr Byrne has a 20 year background working in mental health, and retains her clinical role as a consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to becoming National Data Guardian, she held positions as the trust’s Deputy Medical Director, Caldicott Guardian and Chief Clinical Information Officer.

Their Sessions

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Ada Lovelace Institute

During the pandemic, the digital divide has had an onward effect on who can be represented by, and has agency to shape, data-driven technologies – at a time when tech has been accelerated...

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