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Coronavirus: Databases

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL7747, tabled on 6 April 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of the projects that have been given access to the Palantir Foundry parts of NHS England’s COVID-19 Data Store.

Answered on

20 April 2022

Palantir provide the National Health Service with a software platform for the secure, reliable and timely processing of data. Within the platform, NHS analysts have developed dashboards, forecasts and planning tools, using de-identified data. These are known as use cases, which are as follows:

  • The Strategic Decision-Makers Dashboard, which provides a unified dashboard to assist executives across the health and care system to coordinate the national response to COVID-19;
  • The Recovery of Critical Services Dashboard supports service recovery planning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • The Early Warning System forecasts COVID-19 patient admissions and types of bed capacity three weeks in advance;
  • The Supply Management Capability provides tools to manage the supply and demand of classification resources such as personal protective equipment, ventilation and oxygen equipment and intensive care unit consumables, supporting end-to-end management of these resources;
  • The Immunisation and Vaccination Management Capability enables the end-to-end management of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme; and
  • The Trust Care Coordination Solution provides trusts with functionality and modules to cleanse elective waiting lists and optimise theatre scheduling and capacity.