News Article

Security of NHS patient data shared for research purposes (11/08/2008)

The importance of effective information security has been highlighted in recent months through well publicised data handling failures in a range of different UK organisational settings. The Cabinet Office has completed a review of public sector data handling and has established a comprehensive range of minimum security standards. Consequently, NHS guidance for the protection of patient information has been extended and strengthened in order to respond robustly to these requirements.

Download the NHS guidance.

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