Potential Delays due to COVID-19
Your request for information may be delayed due to urgent operational responses to dealing with Public Health priorities. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, we do remain committed to responding to your request and will respond as soon as we are able. Should our response to your request breach the statutory timeframe and you remain unhappy with our response you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.
Further information and independent advice regarding the Data Protection Act 2018, incorporating the General Data protection Regulation 2016 is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, www.ico.org.uk ,Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.
What is information governance?
Standards for controlling information by this Trust, for/by everyone who passes through our hands, or whose information we process.
Information Governance ensures necessary safeguards for, and appropriate use of, patient and personal information.
Why do we need it?
To show that we can be trusted to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal and corporate information
How do we do this?
Providing training and giving advice and guidance. Annually assessing ourselves against DoH requirements and DSP Toolkit
Key areas are:
- Your Information – Your Rights*
- Public Information
- NHS National Data Opt Out
- Caldicott Review
- National Data Guardian
- Common Law Duty of Confidentiality
- Caldicott Guardian
- Data Protection Act 2018
- Records Management*
- Records Retention and Disposal Policy
- Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care Act 2016 (the Code) This Code which sets out best practice guidance on how long we should keep your patient information before we are able to review and securely dispose of it.
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*currently under development