NHSX chief shares lessons learnt since organisation was launched
The chief executive of NHSX, Matthew Gould, has spoken about lessons the organisation has learnt since it was launched in 2019.
NHSX launches online information governance portal
An online portal which provides NHS frontline staff and the public with access to national information governance (IG) guidance has been launched by NHSX.
Imprivata launches new identity governance solution in the UK
Imprivata’s Identity Governance solution allows hospital trusts to control access to sensitive patient records throughout an employee’s lifecycle.
FOI finds 1 in 4 NHS trusts have no staff with cyber qualifications
Nearly a quarter of NHS trusts that responded to an FOI request have no employees with cyber security qualifications, with trusts employing just one qualified security professional per 2,582 employees on average.
NHS issues guidance on use of instant messaging apps
The guidance sets out how and in which circumstances doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff can use messaging apps within acute clinical settings.
WhatsApp doc: Legal and practical perspectives of using mobile messaging
With GDPR coming into force in Spring 2018, our guest columnists explore the legal and practical implications of using mobile messengers in the healthcare sector and finding a balance between convenience and compliance.
Whatsapp doc with instant messaging?
Instant messaging platforms, particularly Whatsapp, are widely used by doctors and clinical teams for quick and easy communications, but they are not compliant with NHS information governance requirements, Dr Felix Jackson outlines the problems.
ICO moves to calm controversy over TTP patient data sharing
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says thousands of GPs should not switch off “enhanced” information sharing, despite ongoing concerns.
ICO investigating GP system supplier TPP over ‘data protection compliance concerns’
Thousands of patients are being warned their GP electronic records may not be secure, amid an ongoing ICO investigation into system supplier TPP.
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National Data Guardian to review health data sharing on illegal immigrants
Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian, will be meeting health and Home Office officials to discuss controversial data scheme for catching illegal immigrants at the point of care.
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