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“ensuring the confidentiality, accuracy and availability of patient information”
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A framework to bring together legal requirements, policy and best practice for health information.
Information Governance provides national and local protocols for the safe and ethical sharing of confidential information.
An online auditing tool produced by the DOH and Information Authority
Confidentiality Code of Practice
Controls Assurance - IM&T
Controls Assurance - Records Management
Freedom of Information
Information Governance Management
Information Quality Assurance
The toolkit brings together a range of initiatives that had become disjointed and overlapped
Aims to provide:-
Caldicott Guardian Paula Grey
Data Protection Officer Brian Davis
FOI Lead George Clark
Practice IT Systems Tony Woods
Information Governance Pauline Brown
Meeting the requirements of the Information Governance Toolkit will assist practices with many responsibilities of the GMS Contract
The contract requires that each Practice has a designated person with responsibility for complying with relevant legislation and confidentiality. These are aspects of Information Governance or information handling.
The Quality and Outcomes Framework rewards practices for raising organisational and clinical standards and improving patient experience. Appointing a member of staff to take the lead on information handling will assist practices to raise these standards.
For clinical and non-clinical staff
Providing the necessary evidence documentation,template policies and training pack for compliance
Sharing best practice throughout the PCT