NHS England - Transformation Directorate

Updates to the Records Management Code of Practice

Published 19 September 2023

A summary of updates and amendments made since the Records Code of Practice was published in 2021.

August 2023

A summary of amendments made up to August 2023

  • list of active inquiries updated
  • retention period for dental clinical care records reduced from 15 to 11 years
  • passage added noting that approval from the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is required for retaining records for more than 20 years (with some exemptions)
  • references to CCGs / NHSX / NHS Digital removed
  • broken links replaced