Data Protection

Background information

We have published a number of handy resources for NHS organisations to prepare for the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018.

  • GDPR factsheet. Produced in conjunction with Capsticks, national specialists in healthcare employment law. This factsheet includes a summary of the key changes, detail on data protection principles and acts as a reference guide to ensure employers are up to speed with the new regulations.
  • GDPR frequently asked questions also produced with Capsticks. The FAQs feature an explanation of key GDPR terms, what should be included in a privacy notice, how long data should be kept on file and other key questions and tips.
  • Section on data protection by the NHS European Office which outlines the legislative picture and includes links to useful documentation produced by the Information Governance Alliance (IGA).
  • Briefing on managing personal data by the NHS European Office which provides background to the legislation, and a look at specific articles within it.

Cyber security

  • Section on cyber security by the NHS European Office, which features detail on how to prepare for the EU directive on cyber security implemented on the 10 May 2018.

Streamlining

  • GDPR and streamlining webinar which features Nicola Green, legal director at Capsticks. It includes a Q&A session, and explores documentation that streamlining teams may find useful to ensure they are GDPR compliant.

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