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Acceptable use of information systems and technology in health and care organisations

Guidance on the acceptable use of IT equipment and systems for staff and management.

The guidance covers:

  • the principles of acceptable use
  • the duty to protect equipment, systems and information
  • use of email and the internet
  • misuse of information systems
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Acceptable use: user guide

This simple guide for health and care staff covers the basics of acceptable use of IT equipment and health and care systems.

Acceptable use: example policy

This policy template is designed to be used across health and care to make all staff aware of the acceptable use of information systems and technology.

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