Data security and information governance
Our guidance is designed to help health and care organisations meet the standards required to handle care information.
Our Data Security Centre supports health and care to keep patient information and computer systems safe
The authoritative source of advice and guidance about the rules on using and sharing information in health and care.
What health and care organisations must do to look after information properly, covering confidentiality, information security management and NHS records management.
IG requirements for organisations accessing NHS digital services including N3.
IG standards and guidance for NHS and partner organisations.
Dame Fiona Caldicott independently advises on the use of confidential health and care information.
A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people's health and care information and making sure it is used properly.
See links to our lists and registers of information, including registers of approved data releases.
The transparency agenda is a pan-government initiative, in which healthcare data figures prominently.
National guidance for health and care organisations who want to use cloud services or data offshoring to store patient information.