Join the debate - Is mental health data more sensitive than physical heath data?

Time: 18.00 - 21.00

Venue: Manchester Central Library

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The University of Manchester Centre for Health Informatics, in collaboration with the British Science Association invite you to join a public debate on the use of mental health data for research on Thursday 30th November at Manchester Central Library.

The sharing of physical health information for research has led to some important discoveries and may yet save many more lives. But the use of an individual's personal health information also raises some important questions regarding privacy and consent. For instance, is a patient's mental health information more sensitive than physical health information? At this debate you will be asked to consider this question and whether mental health data should be treated differently and how our data should be used in research.

Our celebrated speakers are:

  • Dr Sophie Dix (Director for Research, MQ mental health charity)
  • Dr Julie Morton (Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford)
  • Dr Michelle O'Reilly (Associate Professor, University of Leicester & Research Consultant, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust)
  • Professor Martin Severs (Medical Director & Caldicott Guardian, NHS Digital)

To register your free place for this event, please go to the event pageĀ here.