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
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
- 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
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:
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust