Information Governance

Information Governance is how the NHS (and NUH) handles all organisational information - in particular the personal and sensitive information of patients and staff. It allows organisations and individuals to ensure that personal information is dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively, in order to deliver the best possible care.

The framework currently encompasses:

  • The Data Protection Act 1998
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • The Confidentiality Code of Practice
  • Records Management
  • Information Quality Assurance
  • Information Security
  • Information Governance Management