MBE for Nicola Perrin in Queen’s New Year Honours

Nicola Perrin, former Head of Policy at Wellcome and latterly Head of Understanding Patient Data, has been awarded an MBE for her work on championing the responsible use of patient data.

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Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome, said: “I am delighted that Nicola’s exceptional leadership on patient data has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours. Her outstanding work has given researchers, health providers and patients a crucial resource on the importance of using health data and she led the way on highlighting the benefits of a national opt-out service. I wish Nicola the warmest congratulations, from all at Wellcome.”

Understanding Patient Data, co-founded by Wellcome in 2016, supports conversations about how and why data can be used for care and research, what’s allowed and what’s not, and how personal information is kept safe.