Cabinet Office Seals Open Data Plans

Chris Thorne | eHealth Insider | June 29, 2013

The Cabinet Office has released an open data white paper and relaunched its flagship data portal - which includes new health datasets - as it aims to deliver a “21st century democracy.”

In a foreword to the ‘Unleashing the Potential’ white paper, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude says that “transparency is at the heart” of the government’s agenda.

He also says that opening up data is underpinning its public service reforms by “offering people informed choices that simply haven’t existed before.”

The government’s data portal,, has been revamped to include almost 9,000 datasets that cover health, education, transport, crime and justice.