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Current Chapter

Current chapter – Annex C

Wider guidance

The following general guidance documents and instructions apply to HSCIC. The Department may require HSCIC to provide additional management information on an ad hoc basis. Where this is the case, the Department will provide HSCIC with clear reasons for the request and will allow as much time as possible to comply with the request.


Appropriate adaptations of sections of Corporate Governance in Central Government Departments: Code of Good Practice and its related guidance

Managing Public Money

Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies

Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s Principles of Good Administration

Consolidation Officer Memorandum, and relevant DCO letters

The NHS Records Management code of practice

Other relevant guidance and instructions issued by HM Treasury in respect of Whole of Government Accounts

Other relevant instructions and guidance issued by the central departments

Any statutory duties that are applicable to the HSCIC

Specific instructions and guidance issued by the Department, including requests for information

Any departmental plans to ensure continuity of services

Recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee, or by other Parliamentary authority, that have been accepted by the Government and relevant to the HSCIC.


Government Financial Reporting Manual (FReM)

Fees and Charges Guide, Chapter 6 of Managing Public Money

Departmental Banking: A Manual for Government Departments, Annex 5.7 of Managing Public Money

Relevant Dear Accounting Officer letters

Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money

Improving spending control


Relevant Freedom of Information Act guidance and instructions (Ministry of Justice)

Estates and sustainability

Greening Government Commitments

Government Property Unit National Property Controls and standards for office accommodation (available from DH)

The Department of Health's Property Asset Management procedures (available from DH)

Information governance and security

The NHS Information Governance Toolkit

HMG IA Standard No. 6: Protecting Personal Data and Managing Information Risk (available from DH)

HM Government’s Security Policy Framework

Information Security Management: NHS Code of Practice

Confidentiality: NHS Code of Practice

Last edited: 5 December 2022 3:11 pm