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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.
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.
Records management guidance for the transition of CCGs to ICBs
Guidance for CCGs on records management as they transition to ICBs
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 2021 sets out how records relating to health and care should be managed.
Sharing information with the police
This guidance is about disclosure of information by health and care organisations to the police.
Data sharing agreement template
A data sharing agreement template and accompanying guide which can be used by local organisations.
Using mobile messaging
This guidance will support the safe and secure use of mobile messaging software in health and care settings.
Access to care home staff COVID-19 test results
This guidance is to assist care home managers when dealing with information relating to staff testing for COVID-19.
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.