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  • Valuations for GP premises sustainability loan in Scotland circulated

    Valuations for GP premises sustainability loan in Scotland circulated

    Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:03
  • Doctors reminded to preserve patient records for UK Infected Blood Inquiry

    Doctors reminded to preserve patient records for UK Infected Blood Inquiry

    Friday, 20 July 2018 14:51
  • NAO gives NHS vanguards a mixed review

    NAO gives NHS vanguards a mixed review

    Monday, 02 July 2018 16:45
  • Scotland to expand international recruitment for doctors and nurses

    Scotland to expand international recruitment for doctors and nurses

    Friday, 22 June 2018 16:07
  • GP trainee round 1 recruitment increases 10%

    GP trainee round 1 recruitment increases 10%

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018 17:53

A Resized GP Laptop Image cbJanuary 25 2018

Guidance on forthcoming changes to data protection has been updated to include information for general practices, local authorities and social care providers. 

As of April 2018, the new Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSP Toolkit) will replace the Information Governance Toolkit (IG Toolkit), forming part of the assurance framework for organisations to show they are compliant with data protection. This will reflect the ten data security standards recommended by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian for Health and Care and confirmed by Government in July 2017, and the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.

“The ten data security standards apply to all health and care organisations. When considering data security as part of the well-led element of their inspections, the Care Quality Commission(CQC) will look at how organisations are assuring themselves that the steps set out in this document are being taken,” says the document published by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England.

General Practices “must comply with the requirements set out in this document, as part of the data security and protection requirements set out in CCG-Practice Agreement (terms governing the provision and receipt of GPSoC services and GP IT services). Some requirements will be implemented by the commissioner of the GP IT & GP Information Governance Support Service (Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or NHS England Regional) on their behalf.”

CCGs must also comply. “As commissioners of GP IT services, CCGs must ensure commissioned GP IT providers are contractually required to comply with these requirements.”

The beta version of the toolkit should go live in February, and will provide additional information to help organisations prepare for the implementation of the GDPR.

Links:
DHSC announcement   
DHSC/NHS England ‘2017/18 Data Security and Protection Requirements’. January 2018            

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