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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