Our guidance is designed to help health and care organisations meet the standards required to handle 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.
Including technical information on patching to protect against attack.
The infrastructure security system that supports smartcards.
Safeguards and guidelines for protecting patient data.
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.
See links to our lists and registers of information, including registers of approved data releases.
IG standards and guidance for NHS and partner organisations.
Documents providing advice on IT implementation and information governance.
Dame Fiona Caldicott independently advises on the use of confidential health and care information.
IG requirements for organisations accessing NHS digital services including N3.
Standards of practice for health record confidentiality.
Information collected by NHS Digital is used to support the daily running of health and care services, as well as in areas beyond your direct care, such as commissioning, public health planning and research.
The transparency agenda is a pan-government initiative, in which healthcare data figures prominently.