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Any organisation that collects, analyses, publishes or disseminates confidential health and care information must follow the Code of practice on confidential information. It clearly defines the steps that organisations must, should and may take to ensure that confidential information is handled appropriately. The code will help organisations put the right structures and procedures in place so that front-line staff follow the confidentiality rules. It provides good practice guidance to those responsible for setting and meeting organisational policy on the handling of confidential health and care information, such as board members.