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Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016

NHSx have launched a consultation on the new updated Records Management Code of Practice 2020. This builds on previous versions issued in 2006, 2009 and 2016.

Read the revised draft and access the consultation on the NHSx website.

The 2016 version is still valid until the consultation has concluded and the new Code has been finalised.

The Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016 sets out what people working with or in NHS organisations in England need to do to manage records correctly. It's based on current legal requirements and professional best practice and was published on 20 July 2016 by the Information Governance Alliance (IGA),

Appendix 3 of the Code contains the detailed retention schedules. It sets out how long records should be retained, either due to their ongoing administrative value or as a result of statutory requirement.