Medical science has advanced thanks to what weve learnt from patients data. But are overprotective data laws hampering progress? Will doctors continue to make the same mistakes through ignorance, when better use of patients data could have prevented them? Most patients are surprised at the hurdles researchers have to negotiate to start research that would benefit patients - ironically, all in the name of protecting patients! Have we got the balance right? Come along and share ideas to stop the waste. With Dr Felicity Mehendale (Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cleft Surgeon and University of Edinburgh).