Data sharing and privacy

The data sharing and privacy unit provides guidance and input on data sharing, privacy, managing information governance strategic risks and issues as they relate to NHS England projects and programmes. “The team ensures that NHS England’s entire portfolio of work is consistent in relation to information governance,” says Karen Thomson, Head of Data Sharing and Privacy. “Working closely with the Information Governance Alliance, the unit is also responsible for producing or commissioning guidance to meet NHS England’s statutory requirements in relation to information governance.”

The data sharing and privacy unit works closely with the Corporate Information Governance Team, which is responsible for NHS England’s internal information governance.