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Information Governance

What is 'information governance'?

The term "information governance" is given to the framework of legal rules, guidance and best practice that apply to the handling of information. The ultimate aim is to demonstrate that an organisation can be trusted to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal information, by helping individuals to practice good governance and to be consistent in the way they handle personal and corporate information. You can find out more about information governance on the NHS Digital website:


What is covered by information governance at Poole Hospital?

The remit of information governance covers a wide range of activities within the organisation, and we have provided some guidance below on some of the key areas:

  • Data Protection and Confidentiality: The organisation is bound by the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and all of our staff follow the NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice. Please see our privacy notice here. You can also provide us with feedback on our compliance via our online survey here
  • Accessing Records: Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to access and receive copies of your records which are held by us. Please click here for further guidance. 
  • Freedom of Information: The public have a formal right to access certain information about the way decisions are made in the organisation and how public money is spent . Please see our guidance page here.


Where can I find further information?

If you would like to submit a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please click here.

If you would like to request access to your records held by Poole Hospital, please click here.

For all other information governance related enquiries:


Tel:        01202 448689

Post:      Information Governance Department
              Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
              Longfleet Road
              Poole BH15 2JB

How to contact us

Information Governance:

Telephone: 01202 448689

Email: InformationGovernance

Find us:
Cornelia House on the main Poole Hospital site:

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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