Treating Confidential Information with Respect: A Guide to Confidentiality in Health and Social Care: [Extended Version]

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Treating Confidential Information with Respect: A Guide to Confidentiality in Health and Social Care: [Extended Version] Clare Sanderson (Director of Information Assurance, HSCIC) provides an overview of the Guide to Confidentiality at the Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo 2013.

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Treating Confidential Information with Respect: A Guide to Confidentiality in Health and Social Care: [Extended Version]

  1. 1. Treating Confidential Information with Respect A guide to confidentiality in health and social care (extended version) October 2013
  2. 2. What is the Health and Social Care Information Centre? • Ground-breaking data, information and technology resource for the health and care system • Plays a fundamental role in driving better care, better services and better outcomes for patients • Collects, analyses and publishes national data and statistical information • Delivers national IT systems and services to support the health and care system
  3. 3. Information Governance - what’s changed? • The Health and Social Care Act 2012 came into force on 1 April 2013 • The HSCIC launched with new powers and responsibilities • Dame Fiona Caldicott reported the findings of the Information Governance Review: To Share or Not to Share • The NHS constitution
  4. 4. What is the HSCIC doing? Key steps being taken by the HSCIC to facilitate the effective sharing of data to improve patient care and experience: • Treating Confidential Information With Respect: A Guide to Confidentiality in Health and Social Care • The Caldicott2 Implementation Team • A Code of Practice for Confidential Information
  5. 5. What is the Guide to Confidentiality? • Issued under section 265 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 as guidance • Accessible to all – clear and unambiguous • Brings rules, principles and obligations together • Right balance between sharing and protecting data • Consistent with Caldicott2 • Supports good decision making • Based on five rules
  6. 6. Indirect Care Information Sharing Decisions…
  7. 7. Treating Confidential Information with Respect What does the guide provide me with as a…. • Patient/service user/carer? • Member of staff? • Board member?
  8. 8. Caldicott 2 Implementation Team HSCIC developing a Caldicott2 Implementation Team building on:  The Government’s Response to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s Information Governance Review Report &  The Confidentiality Guide Launched by Dame Fiona Caldicott, Secretary of State and Kingsley Manning, 12 Sept 2012
  9. 9. Code of Practice for Confidential Information Section 263 of Health and Social Care Act 2012 • Applies to the collection, analysis, publication and other dissemination of confidential information • The HSCIC must consult (prior to publication) - Secretary of State - NHS England - such other persons as HSCIC considers appropriate • Must be approved by Secretary of State and NHS England
  10. 10. To Find Out More About the HSCIC Follow us: Call us on: 0845 300 6016 Email us at enquiries@hscic.gov.uk @hscic @hscicmedia @hscicOpenData @HSCIC_LSP @EPSnhs @NHSSCR @NHSPathways @NHSereferral http://www.flickr.com/photos/hscic/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/health-and-social-care-information- centre http://www.slideshare.net/HSCIC https://www.youtube.com/user/HSCIC1

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