Civica reacts to Sir Patrick Vallance review

16th March 2023

Earlier today, the UK Government published a ‘Pro-innovation Regulation of Technologies Review’ by Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.

Sharing his thoughts on Sir Patrick’s Review, Civica Executive Director (Central Government), Steve Thorn said:

Steve Thorn,

Executive Director (Central Government),

Sir Patrick Vallance’s timely Review lays bare the serious challenges we face around data exploitation across our public services. By ensuring consistent standards and rules across all public services and driving up data sharing, the rich vein of data currently lying idle could be helping to deliver real benefits for citizens and communities right across the country.

To do this however, Government needs to tackle the barriers that are preventing it from exploiting the true value of data. Sir Patrick has identified small, yet important, steps like addressing inconsistent data sets which will be key to achieving that goal.

I’m greatly encouraged by Government’s response to Sir Patrick’s Review, in particular commitments to create a new Data Marketplace and stepping up the pace of digital transformation across the majority of public services by 2025.