NHS information governance: legal and professional obligations

Sets out legal responsibilities for the management of information in NHS organisations.

Applies to England


NHS Information Governance: Guidance on Legal and Professional Obligations

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This guidance covers legal and professional obligations affecting the management, use and disclosure of information. It will be of particular use to those staff who work in the information governance field.

Published 21 September 2007