Data Protection

THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998

This is the law that underpins all data protection, confidentiality, consent and information governance policies. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018, but all matters before that date will refer to the current Act. (Annotated document)

INFORMATION COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE: THE GUIDE TO DATA PROTECTION

Complaints regarding Data Protection breaches are referred to the Information Commissioner's Office. This guide, produced by the ICO, gives clear examples of the implications of the Data Protection Act 1998. (Annotated document)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: CONFIDENTIALITY NHS CODE OF PRACTICE

Produced for Caldicott Guardians and Data Protection Officers, this document emphasises the impact of the Data Protection Act 1998 on the NHS.  It sets out the protocols for data sharing, including consent. (Annotated document)

NHS ENGLAND: CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

Aimed at all NHS staff, this policy sets out the expectations for all NHS organisations. Whilst Trusts, CCGs and other providers of NHS services can have their own policies, they must meet the expectations set out in this document. (Annotated document)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: CALDICOTT PRINCIPLES

The Caldicott Principles, established in 1997 by a Review Panel chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott, set out six Principles for handling patient information across the NHS.  A seventh Principle was established in 2013. The Principles were extended to adult social care records in 2000.

UK CALDICOTT GUARDIAN COUNCIL: A MANUAL FOR CALDICOTT GUARDIANS

Every NHS organisation must have a Caldicott Guardian. This manual aims to provide guidance to the designated person about their role. This includes the knowledge required, appraisal of needs, legal considerations and quality assurance requirements.

WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG: CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY - DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998

West Hampshire CCG's policy describes their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998 and ensures all employees abide by the legal duty of confidence to protect personal confidential information. (Annotated document)

WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG: INFORMATION GOVERNANCE POLICY

This West Hampshire CCG policy, for all staff, provides a clear information governance framework which includes advice and guidance to inform staff of their operational and legal responsibilities. (Annotated document)

WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG: INFORMATION GOVERNANCE STAFF HANDBOOK

This West Hampshire CCG document is intended to support and assist staff in meeting their obligations of good information governance. It sets out some of the responsibilities and expectations for working practices within the CCG. (Annotated document)

WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG: FAIR PROCESSING NOTICE

Information from West Hampshire CCG for residents about how they use personal information.  The notice informs how the CCG uses information, who they may share it with and why, along with your rights in relation to this. (Annotated document)

NHS: THE CARE RECORD GUARANTEE

This guarantee from the NHS is their commitment that all NHS organisations, and third party providers of NHS care, will use records in ways that respect our rights and promote health and wellbeing. (Annotated document)

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE ALLIANCE: RECORDS MANAGEMENT CODE OF PRACTICE 2016

This guidance was published by the Information Governance Alliance for the Department of Health. It is a guide for organisations to use in relation to managing records. The Code is a key component of information governance arrangements for the NHS. (Annotated document)

WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG: RECORDS MANAGEMENT POLICY

West Hampshire CCG's framework within which the staff responsible for managing the CCG's records can develop specific policies and procedures to ensure that records are managed in accordance with legal, operational and information needs. (Annotated document)

WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG: CHC CONSENT FORM NOV 17

The NHS Continuing Healthcare Consent Form used by West Hampshire CCG.  This is Version 6, produced in November 2017. Attention needs to be given to the version of consent that has been provided in the past, and whether there are any changes in the future.

WHAT DO THEY KNOW: POLICE RESPONSE TO FALSIFICATION OF MEDICAL RECORDS

A Freedom of Information Request submitted through the 'What Do They Know' website. It is unlawful for any person within the NHS knowingly to falsify a document. This FOI sought to find out how the police may handle the issue.

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