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Information Governance Framework: Shared Care Records
The Information Governance Framework for Integrated Health and Care: Part 1 - Shared Care Records has been developed to provide a structured approach to ensure Shared Care Records meet their legal obligations.
Access to patient records through the NHS App
The NHS App is changing to make it easier for patients to read new entries in their GP record. This guidance covers the key things that patients, GPs and IG professionals should know.
Personal data breaches
This guidance will help health and care organisations deal with personal data breaches, for example, losing personal information. It provides advice on what a personal data breach is and the steps that need to be taken if a breach occurs.
Records Management Code of Practice
The Records Management Code of Practice sets out how records relating to health and care should be managed.
Eight principles to ensure people's information is kept confidential and used appropriately.
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.