The CIPHA Expansion Programme has four key deliverables in relation to Information Governance:
• Ensure consistency of approach for the introduction of new data feeds to ensure each partner organisation has the required full data set
• Develop IG templates, assurance approaches and supporting documentation to support partner organisations through their IG requirements
• Publish common IG documentation on the CIPHA NHS Futures collaborative space
• Provide IG support, advice and guidance to the Trustworthy Data Analytics Environment (TRE) working group in respect of; data storage, data linkage, data access and data security.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has issued NHS Digital with a Notice under Regulation 3(4) of the National Health Service (Control of Patient Information Regulations) 2002 (COPI) to require NHS Digital to share confidential patient information with organisations entitled to process this under COPI for COVID-19 purposes.