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This policy is indicative of NHS Digital’s recognition of records and document management as a specific corporate activity with significant responsibilities, and its commitment to complying with legislative and regulatory requirements and its obligations to adhere to relevant best practice standards.

It's the purpose of this policy and its supporting portfolio of procedural and process guidance to:

  • establish overarching corporate principles and approach to records and document management
  • help mitigate risk
  • maximise efficiencies and business benefits to be derived through effective records and document management
  • ensure all staff are aware of their responsibilities to ensure the proper management and control of documents and records
  • support wider organisational objectives of good governance and the delivery of services and products in an efficient, accountable and transparent manner

Last edited: 23 November 2021 11:40 am