Information policy

This section covers topics such as patient confidentiality, records management and data quality.

Information strategy to give people more control over their care

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The Department has today published its information strategy – The power of information – which sets a ten-year framework for transforming information for the NHS, public health and social care. … Read more → – Information strategy to give people more control over their care

Information requirements for child health information systems

Published today, this document sets out the information requirements for the delivery of child health services as part of the future health and care system announced in the Health and … Read more → – Information requirements for child health information systems

A&E data sharing audit underway

The Department of Health is conducting an audit to see whether accident and emergency departments are collecting and sharing de-personalised data on violent assault with local partners. The audit determines … Read more → – A&E data sharing audit underway

‘Striking the Balance’ Guidance on information sharing

This guidance has been published jointly by the Department and the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians to assist those who need to share information about individuals involved in domestic violence, … Read more → – ‘Striking the Balance’ Guidance on information sharing

Dame Fiona Caldicott to lead confidentiality review

Dame Fiona Caldicott has agreed to lead an independent from Government review of the balance between protecting patient information and its sharing, to improve patient care. The Department expects to respond … Read more → – Dame Fiona Caldicott to lead confidentiality review

Have your say in our webchat about health and care information

Using information help improve health, care and wellbeing is the hot topic for a webchat on Tuesday 22 November at 3.30pm. NHS Future Forum leads Professor David Haslam and Jeremy Taylor … Read more → – Have your say in our webchat about health and care information

Delivering good information governance

A joint letter from NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson and Information Commissioner Christopher Graham  explains the intention of the NHS and the Information Commissioner’s Office to work together in … Read more → – Delivering good information governance