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NHSX recently launched a brand new information governance portal, providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for NHS policies and guidance. The new portal covers everything from GDPR in research to records management. But even with the new portal, navigating NHS guidance on data isn’t easy. We’ve picked out 6 essential items to have on your radar if your organisation accesses or uses NHS data: 1. The Caldicott Principles The Caldicott Principles apply to the use of confidential…

The MHRA has issued guidance on managing access to electronic personal health data processed during clinical trials. Clinical trials sponsors, via clinical research associates (CRAs) or monitors, verify and oversee the data collected and analysed during clinical trials (Source Data Verification). They review medical records to ensure this matches the data collected by the sponsor. The guidance addresses the challenges posed to patient confidentiality by electronic health records (EHRs) during this review process. The guidance…