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Prof Martin Severs discusses Implementing the New Code of Practice on Confidential Information

Prof Martin SeversProf Martin Severs

Dr Martin Severs, Caldicott Guardian and Lead Clinician at the Health and Social Care Information Centre spoke today on implementing the new code of practice for confidential information which is due to be released by HSCIC later this month.

The code of practice describes good practice for any organisation that collects, analyses publishes or disseminates confidential information. HSCIC has a legal duety to publish this code. 

The scope of the code covers information which:

-identifies any person or allows the identity of anyone to be discovered or is held under a duty of confidence
- and is concerned with the provision of health services or adult social care in England

The key practices through the seven stages of handling information were discussed and further information on this is available in the slides at the bottom of this page. 


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Events of interest:

Legal Masterclass: Confidentiality, Data Protection and Information Governance
Tuesday 18 November 2014 London

Caldicott Guardian Training Course for Beginners
Tuesday 18 November 2014 London

Monday 15 December 2014 London

Clinical Audit for Improvement 2015
Tuesday 3 March 2015 — Wednesday 4 March London

Information Governance: Implementing the Government Response to Caldicott2
Tuesday 10 March 2015 London

Download: Prof Martin Severs Presentation

12 November 2014


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