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Information Governance Alliance (IGA)

Strategic information governance advice is now being provided by NHSX.

NHSx have launched an Information Governance (IG) Portal, on behalf of the Health and Care IG Panel which will be the one stop shop for IG guidance and advice.

This is a core part of our ambition to simplify IG ensuring it is accessible and relevant. The online portal showcases IG advice not only for IG professionals but for patients, service users and health and care staff too.

You can email any queries to

View the archived Information Governance Alliance pages on the national archives.

Records Management Code of Practice 2021  

NHSX has now published The Records Management Code of Practice 2021. This is a critical document for anyone who is involved in decisions around keeping health and care records. It provides guidance on how to keep records including how long to keep different types of records.

This replaces the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016.