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Information Governance

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How does NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) look after the information that you give us?

Our information governance is provided by Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust (CPFT). More information about CPFT can be found by visitng the following website: https://www.cumbriapartnership.nhs.uk/|

More information for staff and patients about the way in which your data is processed and stored can be found here:

Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy (Approved October 2017)|

Information Governance Code of Conduct|

Business Code of Conduct Policy (Approved October 2017)|

View Information Sharing Agreement|

This sharing agreement has been created between organisations providing:

- Health
- Social Care
- Education
- Offender information (Prison)
- Support and Intervention for Youth Offenders
- Home Fire Assessments across Cumbria

View information on 'Fraud in the NHS'|

Caldicott Guardian

A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient and service-user information and enabling appropriate information sharing.

The Caldicott Guardian for NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group is Medical Director Dr. David Rogers.


Acting as the 'conscience' of an organisation, the Guardian actively supports work to enable information sharing where it is appropriate to share, and advises on options for lawful and ethical processing of information.

The Caldicott Guardian has a strategic role, which involves representing and championing issues related to information sharing at Board or management team level.

Organisations that access patient records are required to have a Caldicott Guardian; this was mandated for the NHS by the Health Service Circular: HSC 1999/012. The mandate includes acute trusts, ambulance trusts, mental health trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), special health authorities, commissioning support units and area teams. Caldicott Guardians were subsequently introduced into social care in 2002, mandated by Local Authority Circular: LAC 2002/2.

Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)

The Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) owns the CCG’s overall information risk policy and risk assessment process ensuring the CCG has a robust incident reporting process for information risks. The SIRO reports to the Governing Body and provides written advice to the Accounting Officer on the content of the Statement of Internal Control in regard to information risk.

The SIRO for NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group is Chief Finance Officer Charles Welbourne.


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