“ensuring the confidentiality, accuracy and availability of patient information” Why Information Governance?
Do You? Use e-mail to send/receive identifiable information Hold identifiable information on the C drive Provide extra security for any database that contains identifiable information Please speak to your Data Protection Officer
What is Information Governance? A framework to bring together legal requirements, policy and best practice for health information. Information Governance provides national and local protocols for the safe and ethical sharing of confidential information.
Information Governance Toolkit An online auditing tool produced by the DOH and Information Authority It is: A mandatory requirement for Acute Trusts for 2003/04 and is an element of the star ratings A mandatory requirement for PCT’s & Mental Health for 2004/05 To be extended to Ambulance Trusts, General Practice and Social Services this year
Information Governance Toolkit Defines the requirements for effective Information Governance Provides a framework and tool to assess and report upon organisational requirements Identifies the actions required to ensure continuous improvement Provides advice and guidance for improvement through an extensive knowledge base
Caldicott Confidentiality Code of Practice Controls Assurance - IM&T Controls Assurance - Records Management Data Protection Freedom of Information Health Records Information Governance Management Information Quality Assurance Information Security The toolkit brings together a range of initiatives that had become disjointed and overlapped
What does it require? Completion of a annual IG self assessment using the IG toolkit Local audit of self assessed scores Submission of self assessment results to the IPU/NHSIA Development of action plans to address areas for improvement Demonstrable year on year improvement
Organisations need to dedicate sufficient resources to ensure that information is:- H eld securely and confidentially O btained fairly and efficiently R ecorded accurately and reliably U sed effectively and ethically S hared appropriately and lawfully
Toolkit Benefits Aims to provide:- Adequate MANAGEMENT, resources and structures to support delivery, Appropriate SYSTEMS within which to operate Effective PROCESSES to guide staff Educated and empowered PEOPLE to deliver on a day to day basis
PCT Contacts Caldicott GuardianPaula Grey Data Protection OfficerBrian Davis FOI LeadGeorge Clark Practice IT Systems Tony Woods Information GovernancePauline Brown
Information Governance Toolkit and the GMS Contract Meeting the requirements of the Information Governance Toolkit will assist practices with many responsibilities of the GMS Contract
Information Governance Toolkit and the GMS Contract The contract requires that each Practice has a designated person with responsibility for complying with relevant legislation and confidentiality. These are aspects of Information Governance or information handling.
Information Governance Toolkit and the GMS Contract The Quality and Outcomes Framework rewards practices for raising organisational and clinical standards and improving patient experience. Appointing a member of staff to take the lead on information handling will assist practices to raise these standards.
Competency Framework for General Practice Confidentiality Disaster Planning Data Management Risk Assessment Security Patient Records All these responsibilities are linked to Information Governance issues
How the PCT can help your practice Information Governance and FOI training. For clinical and non-clinical staff Information Governance Toolkit workshops. Providing the necessary evidence documentation,template policies and training pack for compliance Sharing best practice throughout the PCT