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This document is the references part of the Guide to Confidentiality in Health and Social Care. It provides some examples of good practice drawn from the relevant principles, obligations and laws outlined in the guide. Throughout the document there are blue boxes highlighting good practice recommended by Dame Fiona Caldicott’s Information Governance Review (IGR).
It can be read as stand-alone guidance but would be most useful read as an accompanying document to the Guide to Confidentiality.
The HSCIC has produced both parts of the Guide to Confidentiality under section 265 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Therefore any “health or social care body who provides health services, or adult social care in England …(or)…person… who provides health services, or adult social care in England, pursuant to arrangements made with a public body exercising functions in connection with the provision of such services or care must, in providing those services or that care, have regard to the advice or guidance in exercising functions in connection with the provision of health services or of adult social care in England.”
This is a living document and will be updated periodically. The first update is due in early 2014 and an accompanying notification and publication process will ensure that version control is effectively managed.