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New Information Governance and Data Flow pack launched

The use and sharing of confidential personal data is often an important component of efforts to improve population health. Quite rightly the use of such data is strictly controlled in order to protect the interests of patients and the public while ensuring that important functions can continue. Sadly, uncertainty about these rules, regulations and laws can too often become an impediment to important public health projects such as the NHS Health Check Programme.

We are delighted therefore to be publishing this authoritative information governance pack which aims to resolve much of the uncertainty about how data can be used in relation to the Health Check Programme. It is the first output from the important data and information work stream supporting the programme. It provides practical guidance on information governance but leaves room for for local authorities to decide how best to commission health checks in their own area for their population.

Download the pack here and explore our dedicated IG and Data flows page for further resources.

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