It is wider than just Caldicott principles, and addresses five broad aspects of Information processing - how information is Held, Obtained, Recorded, Used and Shared (HORUS).

Information Governance has four fundamental aims:-

  • To support the provision of high quality care by promoting the effective and appropriate use of information.

  • To encourage responsible staff to work closely together, preventing duplication of effort and enabling more efficient use of resources.

  • To develop support arrangements and provide staff with appropriate tools and support to enable them to discharge their responsibilities to consistently high standards.

  • To enable organisations to understand their own performance and manage improvement in a systematic and effective way.

This session will enable the delegate to fully understand these concepts.

In relation to; Patients, Partners & Colleagues, Telephones, Faxes & Computers, Solicitors and other external agencies inc The Police

By understanding:

  • The Hippocratic Oath
  • The role of the BMA & GMC
  • Caldicott Guardians & Information Governance
  • The Data Protection Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Access to Health Records Act
  • Significant Event reporting & Whistle blowing
  • Clinical Governance & Best Practice
  • Information Security Management - BS7799
  • Records Management & Risk

This session will introduce and explain the different ways confidentiality can be broken, using real scenarios and role play. Skills, knowledge and understanding will be gained to reduce the risk and potential damage of accidental disclosure.

If you wish to book any for your practice, arrange sessions locally for a group of practices or have a general query, please get in touch.