Transformation Directorate

Information governance

Information governance (IG) is all about how to manage and share information safely and securely. We want to make sure that IG guidance is clear and consistent for everyone working in health and care organisations. This portal brings together national guidance on information governance to help you understand how to use information appropriately to support care.

The National Data Guardian, Information Commissioner and the Chief Medical Officer for England have recently published a joint statement and video on sharing information for direct care.

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Guidance approved by the Health and Care IG Panel, for patients or service users, health and care organisations and IG professionals

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IG frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Answers to key questions relating to information governance

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The Health and Care IG Panel

The Health and Care IG Panel convenes key decision makers on IG to collectively provide clear IG guidance and advice. Find out the purpose, membership and minutes from meetings.

Read about the IG Panel
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Latest IG blog posts