The NHS has launched a consultation asking what guidance is needed for information sharing.
Many organisations have published guidance on information sharing in health and care, including guidance on how to use and share information to support the care of individuals, as well as for planning and research.
NHSX – a new joint unit which is seeking to take forward digital transformation in the NHS – wants to bring all of this guidance together in one place, to simplify it, and to ensure that any new guidance focuses on the most important topics.
The consultation would like to hear from anyone involved in making decisions about sharing information. For example, patients or service users, health and care professionals, information governance specialists or interested members of the public.
The consultation closes on 13 September.