Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Certification for The Information Standard (IS) Version 1.0
“Organisations that adopt the Information Standard are demonstrating their commitment to trustworthy health and care information as well as providing assurances of the quality of their internal processes.
When you see The Information Standard quality mark on any materials, you can be assured that organisation has undergone a rigorous assessment and that the information they produce is clear, accurate, impartial, evidence-based and up-to-date. This will help you make informed decisions, for yourself and for your family, when it comes to considering health and care options”
(2014). Available http://www.nhs.uk/aboutNHSChoices/aboutnhschoices/Aboutus/Pages/the-information-standard.aspx Last accessed 6th August 2014.
We have a Section 251 exemption from the NHS Health Research Authority (HRA).
“Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 as re-enacted by Section 251 of the NHS Act 2006 allows the Secretary of State for Health to make regulations to set aside the common law duty of confidentiality for defined medical purposes.
The Regulations that enable this power are called the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002. Any references to ‘section 251 support or approval’ actually refers to approval given under the authority of the Regulations.”
(2014). Available http://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-the-hra/our-committees/section-251/what-is-section-251/ Last accessed 6th August 2014.
This means that individual patient consent is not required for the UKRR to receive patient data. This is however conditional on the UKRR providing renal units with a process to allow patients to opt out of sharing their patient identifiable data with the UKRR. To understand how patient data is used and how to opt out, please click here for the UKRR leaflet and here for the AKI leaflet.
Annually, the UKRR staff complete the specified modules of the Information Governance Toolkit from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
The UKRR is currently working towards ISO27001 accreditation.