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Prompted by @LynnFOI, a [Thread] on the #NHSTrusts that cut #commercial deals to #copy their patients' data* to (formerly) Lord Drayson's now-delisted "AI" company, @SensyneHealth

First up, it's...

*More info on the nature of the data they sold here:

Lord Drayson and his wife have a 22.8 per cent stake in the
1) @OUHospitals (Oxford University Hospitals) took £5 million in @SensyneHealth shares for its patients' data in July 2017:…

It LOST £9.2 million on the value of those shares, HAS copied patients' data, and HAS NOT terminated its contract with #Sensyne...
2) @nhsswft (South Warwickshire Foundation Trust) received £5 million in @SensyneHealth shares, in a deal cut in 2018:…

The Trust HAS NOT said how much value it lost; it HAS copied #identifiable* patient data; and it HAS NOT terminated its contract...

3) @ChelwestFT (Chelsea & Westminster) LOST £5.4 million on the value of the shares it got from #Sensyne:…

#CHELWEST HAS copied data; and while it now doesn't mention @SensyneHealth in its #PrivacyNotice, it still HAS NOT terminated its 2018 agreement...
4) @GEHNHSnews (George Eliot Hospital, under the same CEO as #SWFT) cut a £2.5 million share deal with @SensyneHealth in 2019:…

The Trust HAS copied patients' data; it HAS NOT terminated its contract with #Sensyne, or declared its financial LOSSES...
5) @WyeValleyNHS (same CEO as #SWFT & #GEH, part of a Foundation Group) cut a £2.5 million share deal with @SensyneHealth in 2019:…

The Trust HAS copied patients' data; it HAS NOT terminated its contract with #Sensyne, or declared its financial LOSSES...
6) @NHSGGC (Greater Glasgow and Clyde) MAY have got £2.5 million in shares from @SensyneHealth, and it MAY have copied its patients' data to the company:…

BUT it's keeping very quiet about the deal - #unlawfully so, to patients.

BIG #transparency fail...
7) @MKHospital (Milton Keynes University Hospital) MAY have received shares worth c. £1.3 million at the time of its deal in 2020 - now diluted / worth nothing:…

It MAY have copied patients' data to #Sensyne, but is keeping schtum...

Poor show, #MKUH!
8) @SomersetFT got a bunch of media attention when it signed with @SensyneHealth in 2020:…

So much so, it WILL respect #NationalDataOptOuts - unlike other Trusts - though it STILL doesn't understand #pseudonymised data properly 🤦‍♂️… Does the National Data Opt Out apply to your agreement with
9) @HHFTnhs (Hampshire) - like #SomersetFT - MAY or MAY NOT have got c. £1.7m of now worthless @SensyneHealth shares in 2020:…

...depending on whether it has copied patients' data to the company. (#Sensyne appears to overclaim what data it actually gets.)
10) @RWT_NHS (Royal Wolverhampton Trust) - which just got screwed by @babylonhealth too* - may want to reconsider its #commercial strategy!

It signed with #Sensyne in 2021:…

...but MAY not have received #shares / #copied data.
11) @RoyalDevonNHS (Devon & Exeter) cut a deal with @SensyneHealth in 2021:…

...but like other recent signees, MAY NOT have actually received the promised #shares, and MAY NOT have shared its patients' data.

So will it #terminate its #worthless contract?
12) @GreatOrmondSt "partnered" with @SensyneHealth in 2021 to (supposedly) do "#ethicalAI" with its children's data:…

How's THAT working out, #GOSH? 🤔

And did you copy any #children's data to Sensyne's £25k per seat #SENSIGHT?… SENSIGHT at launch    Access to the SENSIGHT platform is on
13) @CUH_NHS (Cambridge University Hospitals) were the last to cut a deal with @Sensyne, in late 2021:…

#CUH got NO shares, and HASN'T shared any data. But #Sensyne was already in trouble, so why sign up? And why not #terminate the contract NOW?

Daftly, @CUH_NHS damns itself in its own 'apologia' 🤦‍♂️:…

...which is legal nonsense, as @BindmansLLP point out:…

Linked "de-identified" / pseudo data is #PersonalData, as both the law & @ICOnews state.

So who was 'advising' #CUH? Our authorised data analysts then extract the requested data
If any #NHSTrust listed above 👆 cares to explain why it made a #commercial deal for its #patients' data* with a dodgy AI company, and why it didn't #terminate its agreement when #Sensyne #crashed, please do respond below.

*N.B. Your '#CargoCult' #governance WILL fall apart!
HT also to @datadictum, for continuing to follow up this important issue:……

...that made @DHSCgovuk, @beisgovuk & @UK_Life_Science completely ineffectually ("exclusive"? 🤔🤦‍♂️) change policy once already:… Principle 3: Any commercial arrangements agreed by NHS organ
Journalists might also want to take a good hard look at Prof Sir John Bell - author of this Government's 2017 #LifeSciences #IndustrialStrategy - and erstwhile director of @SensyneHealth during its #flotation on AIM in 2018...


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