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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.
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.
Information sharing in Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs)
A MDT is a group of health and care staff from different organisations and professions that together make decisions regarding the treatment of individual patients and service users. There are some IG considerations when working as part of an MDT.
Video conferencing with colleagues
This advice sets out the IG considerations when staff are using video conferencing tools to communicate with other members of staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sharing information with unpaid carers
This guidance aims to advise those being cared for, carers and health and care professionals about how to share confidential information about an individual to support their care.
Integrated care systems (ICSs), integrated care boards (ICBs) and integrated care partnerships (ICPs) - a quick guide
Advice for information governance professionals on sharing information between organisations within different collaborative systems, as well as determining controllership arrangements.
Universal information governance templates and FAQs
NHS England has produced a suite of universal IG templates to support health organisations’ lawful collection, processing and sharing of information.
HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
A guide to how HIV and STI information is kept confidential, used and shared.
Consent and confidential patient information
This guidance is about consent and what it means when sharing Confidential Patient Information.
Eight principles to ensure people's information is kept confidential and used appropriately.
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.