Patients and clients give staff in health and social care personal and confidential information about themselves all the time and they trust that we will protect the information they give.  As we move to a more electronic age, where information can be shared more easily, and across many more types of organisations, the Government accepted the Future Forum’s recommendation for a review of the balance between protecting patient information and its sharing, to improve patient care.  The term used to describe how we manage this is ‘Information Governance’.

Dame Fiona Caldicott has been leading this review with an independent panel of experts, on behalf of the secretary of state.  The panel was asked to make recommendations on the balance between sharing personal information and protecting individuals’ confidentiality taking into account; how to ensure that we improve the sharing of personal information to support the care of individuals; enable the further use of information more widely to improve health and social care services; protect individuals’ confidentiality and respect their wishes in relation to how their information is used.

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News

Site to be archived

This website will be archived soon. All future content about the information governance review and implementation of the review’s recommendations will be published to Gov.uk.

Review report published today

The Information Governance Review Report has been published and is now available on the DH website Dame Fiona and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt launched the report at the Electronic Patient Records conference earlier today.  Jeremy Hunt welcomed the report and emphasised … Read more → – Review report published today

Review report to be published tomorrow

Dame Fiona and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will be speaking about the final report of the Information Governance Review at the Electronic Patient Records conference being held at the ICO Conference Centre, London on Friday 26 April and we expect that the review … Read more → – Review report to be published tomorrow

New date for launch of Review report

We are glad to be able to confirm that Dame Fiona and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will be speaking about the final report of the Information Governance Review at the Electronic Patient Records conference being held at the ICO Conference Centre, London on … Read more → – New date for launch of Review report

Launch of Review report is delayed

With regret, Dame Fiona and Secretary of State will not be speaking at HC2013 in Birmingham tomorrow, Wednesday 17 April.  Dame Fiona will be attending the funeral of Lady Thatcher.  We hope to be able to announce a new date … Read more → – Launch of Review report is delayed

Our report is complete

The Information Governance Review Report has been sent to Secretary of State.  Until he publishes the report, which we expect to be in April, we will not be able to discuss the content. The review would not have been possible … Read more → – Our report is complete

NHS Constitution launched

The DH has launched a consultation asking the public, patients and the NHS how they think the NHS Constitution can be strengthened. The press release can be found on our publications page or click here for the consultation itself. There is … Read more → – NHS Constitution launched

Panel discussion on new and emerging technologies

The panel is holding the last information gathering day on new and emerging technologies on 17 October and has drawn up a list of questions to guide the discussions.  The panel welcomes contributions to both of these discussions.

Panel discussions on workforce and on genetics

The panel is holding an information gathering day on workforce education, training and regulation on Tuesday 2 October and has drawn up a list of questions to guide the discussions.  The panel is also holding an information day on genetics and … Read more → – Panel discussions on workforce and on genetics

Panel discussion on protections and rights

The panel is holding an information gathering day on protections and rights on Wednesday 26 September and has drawn up a list of questions to guide the discussions.   The panel welcomes contributions to this discussion.