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Information Governance

Information Governance is the framework under which the NHS handles information about patients and employees - in particular personal and sensitive information. It allows both organisations and individuals to ensure that files and records are dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively, in order to deliver the best possible care.

The Information Governance Knowledge Portal replaced other NHSScotland Information Governance related websites, and is a single location for everyone, including patients and the public, to learn about Information Governance in NHSScotland.

In order to comply with current legislation on Protecting Personal Health Information, HPS has produced an information guide for patients whose personal data HPS may process. This is available below together with a link to the current note that appeared in the SCIEH Weekly Report when this leaflet was first published.

Last reviewed: 20 January 2015