Information governance

Statement from NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre in response to the Daily Telegraph article, ‘Tesco can see your medical records’ (10 August, 2015)

We would like to make clear that the article published by the Daily Telegraph, ‘Tesco can see your medical records’ contains a number of inaccuracies. The Summary Care Record (SCR) is used by healthcare professionals, on explicit consent of the patient, to support direct patient care. While a regulated healthcare professional may have secure, controlled […]

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NHS England response to Sky News NHS security story

The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 The suggestion by Sky News that it would be ‘easy’ to uniquely identify any one person through the data collected for is incorrect. Patient data security is a top priority for the NHS and is taken extremely seriously. The likelihood of being able to identify an individual is negligible: GP records, […]

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Advice for CCGs and GPs on information governance and risk stratification published

NHS England has today published advice on how to conduct risk stratification while complying with the new legal framework that exists following the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The document begins by setting out the role that risk stratification can play in managing the health of a population. It then explains how risk stratification […]

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