Workplace email services creates a data protection conundrum for organisations and businesses

eMail poses some interesting challenges from the information governance perspective, challenges that have been carried forth since the birth of personal computing and early misjudgements made in establishing this new computing concept. Personalisation Personal, or moreover the personalisation of user Read More …

Does the NHS information governance toolkit – create a false sense for information security?

Variation between the requirements of data protection law and provision of guidance on information governance contained within the NHS Information Governance Toolkit, is having a counter productive effect that undermines the value and benefit that should be derived from the Read More …

NHS 2010 reform bill and what it means for health information governance scrutiny

There is plenty for those involved in putting version 9 of the NHS Information Governance Toolkit together to consider, here are my thoughts: We cannot ignore that the country is about to embark on the most significant health and social Read More …

Why isn’t the technology to end “health record privacy invasion” headlines fully deployed?

In 1997 Computer Weekly(1) reported, Sir Bobby Robson’s electronic health records were viewed illicitly by NHS staff, in Dec 2008 The Daily Record(2) reported on a doctor working for NHS Fife who had snooped on the medical records of BBC Read More …

Good information governance – a key aspect for achieving savings and efficiency gains

The recent publication of the “Information on the Quality of Services – Final Report” released to the government by the National Quality Board, highlighted “40% of health budgeting areas, representing £20bn of annual expenditure, are without any nationally collected quality Read More …

NHS information governance toolkit – provides the coalition government a mandate for investment?

Paul White considers the impact of the new NHS Information Governance (IG) Toolkit v8 release and the mandate for further development of trusts information governance capability and standards. The NHS IG Toolkit with version 8 has matured into a well conceived and clear set Read More …