Information governance

Information governance (IG) is all about how to manage and share information appropriately.

COVID-19 information governance advice

COVID-19 example privacy notice

We continue to work closely with the National Data Guardian (NDG) and Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to ensure a high level of transparency for patients during this period. This example supplementary privacy notice can be used by organisations to inform patients about the ways information is being used as a result of COVID-19.

How data is supporting the COVID-19 response

You can read current examples of how data is being used to support the COVID-19 response.

Using video conferencing tools to communicate with colleagues

This guidance provides advice to staff working in health and care organisations about using video conferencing tools to communicate with other members of staff. It also provides advice for information governance professionals.

Use of mobile devices by patients in hospitals

Our website includes guidance for patients using mobile devices such as phones, tablets and cameras in acute hospitals. This is particularly important at this time when patients may be isolated from loved ones.

COPI notice - frequently asked questions

The Secretary of State for Health and Care has issued a range of notices which require that data is shared for purposes of COVID-19. Read more about COPI notices and what they mean in the COPI notice FAQs.

We are building up information governance resources and information which we will make available here as soon as they are ready. In the meantime, if your Data Protection Officer or Caldicott Guardian is unsure of appropriate action to take, you can direct Information Governance questions to the NHSX IG team by email.

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