Information Governance Alliance (IGA)
The authoritative source of advice and guidance about the rules on using and sharing information in health and care.
The Code is a guide for you to use in managing records, based on current legal requirements and professional best practice.
View our guidance on duty to share, using the NHS number, shared records and the duty of care.
Good information governance means the public can depend on their data being handled securely, and information within health and care can be shared safely and with confidence to improve the quality of care across the health sector.
The core members of the Information Governance Alliance are the Department of Health, NHS England, NHS Digital and Public Health England. Representatives from the Information Commissioner's Office and the National Data Guardian's Office also sit on the Board.
We offer advice and support, develop networks, publish guidance, endorse guidance produced by others, and work with local and national organisations to improve knowledge and practice of information governance across the health and care system. All NHS Digital guidance, training and resources on information management in health and care are now delivered through the IGA.
This area of the website is under construction. If you can't find what you're looking for, please visit the IGA landing page at our archive site.
Information Governance Alliance pages
This guidance from the national GDPR working group and IGA will help the NHS, social care and partner organisations prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), when it begins in May 2018.
What the government and health and care bodies are doing to carry out the recommendations of these reviews, as set out in 'Your data: better security, better choice, better care'.
Including the latest news on the NDG and CQC reviews, an update on the IGA conference in November, and future plans for the IGA.
Including news on services to support public trust and security and new recommendations from the NDG on consent and opt-outs.
Latest news on the IGA Conference, the National Data Guardian consultation and changes to legal frameworks.