Monthly Archives: October 2017

NHS Confidentiality Guidance

It may be a source of some confusion that the NHS has five live guidance documents relating to the duty of confidentiality. The original 2003 guidance document is the non-statutory “Confidentiality: NHS Code of Practice” issued by the Department of … Continue reading

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The “Legal Basis” for processing sensitive health data

There are several occasions when the legal basis for processing health data needs to be identified, particularly in relation to data sharing and processing arrangements and when carrying out a Privacy Impact Assessment. This discussion is limited to those occasions … Continue reading

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