1.8. The Information Governance agenda encompasses the following areas: Caldicott NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice Data Protection Act (1998) Freedom of Information Act (2000) Records Management (Personal and Corporate Records) Information Security Information Quality Confidentiality Openness Legal Compliance 2. Aims and Objectives 2.1. There are four fundamental aims of this Strategy:
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust – Information Governance Strategy 2015-2017 Page 3 of 11 To support the provision of high quality care by promoting the effective and appropriate use of information To encourage responsible staff to work closely together, prevent duplication of effort and enable efficient use of resources To develop support arrangements and provide staff with appropriate tools and support to enable them to carry out their responsibilities to consistently high standards To enable the Trust to understand its own performance, manage improvement in a systematic and effective manner and reduce risk 2.2. Effective information governance can be demonstrated within the Trust by: Complying with all relevant legislation Establishing, implementing and maintaining policies for the effective management of information Recognising the need for an appropriate balance between openness and confidentiality in the management and use of information Ensuring all Trust staff follow and promote best practice Ensuring maintenance or year on year improvement with the Information Governance Toolkit assessment Developing an Information Governance culture throughout the Trust Helping staff to manage personal information for the benefit of patient care Reducing duplication and looking at new ways of working effectively and efficiently Minimising the risk of breaches of personal data Minimising inappropriate uses of personal data 2.3. The Trust must satisfy the NHS Constitution regarding peoples’ rights, which states “You can expect the NHS to keep your confidential information safe and secure.” 2.4. Strategic Objectives 2015 – 2017 Objective Requirement / Plan Monitoring / Assessment Lead / Target Date Continue to achieve ‘Satisfactory’ compliance with the NHS Information Governance Toolkit Overarching and individual action and improvement plans are set out on the Trust intranet Submissions using the Information Governance Toolkit / Internal Audit Information Governance Manager March 2015 March 2016 Promote responsible, patient-centred information sharing in line with the principle recommendations of the Caldicott 2: Information Governance Review Central monitoring being undertaken by the Information Governance Alliance (IGA) Quarterly submissions to the IGA Information Governance Manager July 2015 (for initial targets) Identify and reduce Information Risks and reduce the potential impact of Information Governance incidents Many risk mitigation activities as part of the Information Risk Management agenda, which requires regular
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