Information Governance (IG) is about how organisations handle and use information, both personal information (such as patient and employee records) and corporate information (such as financial records).
In the NHS, information is essential for the clinical management of individual patients and the efficient organisation of services and resources.
Information Governance provides a framework to ensure that patient information is fairly obtained, securely handled, properly maintained, and readily accessible to staff with a legitimate reason to access it, to facilitate the provision of high quality healthcare services.
Our commitment to the fundamental principles of data protection, confidentiality and privacy means our patients can be assured that their information will be handled legally and appropriately at all times.
Our Trust is committed to making sure that the information we collect and hold about you is looked after properly and kept securely, including protection against unauthorised access to your information, unlawful use of your information, or accidental loss, destruction or damage. We do this using a range of technical and organisational measures.
As a result, the Trust has robust information security policies in place to prevent the personal data we hold about you being accidentally or deliberately accessed, used, lost or damaged.