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Use and share information with confidence
This guidance will support you to use and share information with confidence when caring for patients and service users.
Sharing information with the voluntary sector
This guidance provides information to health and care organisations on how information about patients and service users can be shared safely with the voluntary sector
Sharing information with the police
This guidance is about disclosure of information by health and care organisations to the police.
Consent and confidential patient information
This guidance is about consent and what it means when sharing Confidential Patient Information.
Amending patient and service user records
This guidance provides advice on patients and service users requesting changes to their health and care records. It also covers how staff should amend records.
Access to the health and care records of deceased people
This guidance provides advice on access to health and care records following the death of an individual.
Preparing for the UK COVID-19 Inquiry
This guidance does not constitute legal advice. It is for each individual organisation to ensure they are appropriately prepared to respond to any request from the inquiry and seek independent legal advice where required.
Inquiries, reviews, investigations and court orders in health and social care services
This guidance is aimed at providing health and care services with IG advice on how to deal with requests for records from statutory public enquiries, non-statutory public enquiries, and courts.
This guidance focuses on the IG implications of using AI in health and care settings, and should help support the lawful and safe use of data for AI innovations.
Legal requirements for using health and care data in data-driven technologies
This guidance gives an overview of the legal requirements for using health and care data in the development and deployment of data-driven technologies.
Accessing health and care data for research on data-driven technology
This guidance gives a step-by-step overview of the process for accessing health and social care data for research of data-driven technologies.