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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.
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.
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.
Template for email and text message communications
This is a template policy which can be adapted for when using text and emails to communicate with patients/service users.
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.