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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.
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 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.
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.
Sharing information with the police
This guidance is about disclosure of information by health and care organisations to the police.
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.
Consent and confidential patient information
This guidance is about consent and what it means when sharing Confidential Patient Information.
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.
Virtual wards support people, who would otherwise be in hospital, to receive the care and treatment they need in their own home or usual place of residence. Virtual wards are suitable for a range of conditions that can be safely and effectively monitored at home including respiratory conditions, heart failure and COVID-19.
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.