The guidance sets out how and in which circumstances doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff can use messaging apps within acute clinical settings.
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.
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.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says thousands of GPs should not switch off “enhanced” information sharing, despite ongoing 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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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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Joe McDonald has been thinking about retirement. But first he wants to defeat psychosis, which means gathering lots of data, which means getting the consent model right, which means starting with the Great North Care Record…
John Lockley reviews some recent columns and finds a common theme; a worrying disconnect between the top of the NHS and the frontline.
The EU’s general data protection regulation sounds like something the NHS won’t need to worry about, now the UK is out of the EU. Right? Almost certainly wrong. Jennifer Trueland reports.
The government has launched a formal consultation on two of the key proposals in Dame Fiona Caldicott’s latest review of data security and information governance in the NHS.