Does your organisation access and use data from NHS hospitals in the UK? If so, you'll know that navigating the complex web of NHS guidance on this issue is not easy.
NHSX's brand new portal provides a 'one-stop shop' for NHS policies and guidance on a range of issues including:
- GDPR guidance for researchers;
- subject access requests;
- COVID-19's impact on IG; and
- record management.
At NHSX, working with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), NDG (National Data Guardian), NHSD (NHS Digital) and other partners, we want to ensure IG is not used as a barrier to sharing data safely and appropriately. We will continue to update the portal over time with simple-to-use guidance that will help staff and improve the care they can give their patients. (Matthew Gould, chief executive of NHSX)