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Further information

Further information about the way in which the NHS uses personal confidential data and your rights in that respect can be found in:

  • The NHS Care Record Guarantee: This guarantee is a commitment that NHS organisations and those providing care on behalf of the NHS will use records about you in ways that respect your rights and promote your health and wellbeing.
  • Information: To share or not to share? The Information Governance Review: An independent review of information about service users is shared across the health and care system led by Dame Fiona Caldicott was conducted in 2012.
  • The NHS Commissioning Board – NHS England – Better Data, Informed Commissioning, Driving Improved Outcomes: Clinical Data Sets provides further information about the data flowing within the NHS to support commissioning.
  • The Information Commissioner’s Office is the Regulator for the Data Protection Act 1998 and offer independent advice and guidance on the law and personal data, including your rights and how to access your personal information.
  • The NHS ConstitutionThe Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, together with responsibilities, which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively.
  • NHS Digital: NHS Digital are the trusted national provider of high-quality information, data and IT systems for health and social care and are responsible for collecting data from across the health and social care system.
  • Health Research Authority: The HRA protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research.
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