Our guidance is designed to help health and care organisations meet the standards required to handle care information.
IG standards and guidance for NHS and partner organisations.
IG requirements for organisations accessing NHS digital services including N3.
Safeguards and guidelines for protecting patient data.
Documents providing advice on IT implementation and information governance.
The infrastructure security system that supports smartcards.
Confidentiality, information security management and NHS records management.
Standards of practice for health record confidentiality.
Dame Fiona Caldicott independently advises on the use of confidential health and care information.
The transparency agenda is a pan-government initiative, in which healthcare data figures prominently.
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 authoritative source of advice and guidance about the rules on using and sharing information in health and care.