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What is and isn’t direct marketing?
The ICO has produced wider guidance on direct marketing for the public sector. This guidance, produced by the panel, specifically considers the rules on direct marketing in the context of health and care communications.
Understanding Health Data Access (UHDA)
A suite of short films and resources explaining the rules that govern how health and social care data is shared beyond the treatment of individuals.
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.
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.
Guidance for CAG Applicants
Detailed guidance from the Health Research Authority on submitting an application to Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) for both research and non-research purposes.
Information governance in local quality improvement
This guide by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), describes how information governance (IG) laws and principles apply to the use of personal data in multi-agency healthcare quality improvement studies.