Information governance advice in COVID-19

  • Date: 31 March 2020

NHSX in England has said that in the current circumstances with COVID-19 it could be more harmful not to share health and care information than to share it.

The organisation has had assurances from the Information Commissioner that she "cannot envisage a situation where she would take action against a health and care professional clearly trying to deliver care”.

NHSX states: “We will need to work in different ways from usual and the focus should be what information you share and who you share it with, rather than how you share it.”

Click here for advice setting out some of the tools that can be used to support individual care, share information and communicate with colleagues during this time.

This page was correct at the time of publication. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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