Cameron In NHS Email Scandal
Daily Record|April 19, 2021
He lobbied for medics’ personal data at height of Covid first wave
Ben Glaze

David Cameron asked for access to the personal data of NHS staff at the height of the Covid outbreak last year, according to an email.

The former prime minister said a payment scheme run by Greensill Capital, which employed him as an adviser, would “help all NHS employees’ welfare, morale and wellbeing”.

He sent an email last April to Matthew Gould, head of the health service’s digital arm NHSX, revealing he had “an ask”.

Cameron added that a Greensill app called Earnd, which the firm wanted health staff to take up, would be “much slicker if it can obtain access to employee data in ESR [Electronic Staff Record]”.

He also said: “I think some help from you would go a long way.”

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