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Information Governance and Data Security

Information governance is essential training for all healthcare staff. This course aims to provide an introduction to information governance including the principles of confidentiality, data protection, subject access requests, freedom of information requests, and security best practice.

Skills for Health's Information Governance and Data Security course
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins approx.
CPD: 1 credit
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: Annual
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals as part of statutory training requirements.

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Principles of Information Governance and Data Security
  • Information and Records
  • Threats to Data Security
  • Data Breaches and Password Security
  • Assessment

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Differentiate between confidentiality, data protection, Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests
  • Identify examples of information governance including confidentiality and the Caldicott principles, data protection, freedom of information rights, and subject access requests
  • Evaluate your own practice of confidentiality and data protection
  • Describe the principles of good record keeping, security, correct retention and disposal
  • Identify and discuss where records have not been kept properly and explain the potential consequences of this
  • Describe your organisations’ policies to the Caldicott principles, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), The Freedom of Information Act and Subject Access Requests, and identify where you can find local information
  • Describe your responsibilities with regards to Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests

This course meets the learning outcomes for Core Skills Training Framework subject 11, Information Governance and Data Security and Care Certificate Standard 14, Handling Information.

CSTF Subject 11: Information Governance and Data Security

The learner will:

  • understand the principles of Information Governance and the importance of data security in health and care
  • understand the different types and value of information
  • understand the principles of data security, including how to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data
  • be aware of threats to data security and know how to avoid them, including:
    • Social engineering
    • Using social media safely
    • Using email safely
    • Malicious software
    • How to protect information
    • Physical security
  • be able to identify data breaches and incidents and know what to report
  • understand fundamentals of data protection and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • understand the Caldicott Principles and be able to provide a confidential service to patients and service users
  • understand the responsibilities of healthcare organisations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • understand individual responsibilities in responding to a Freedom of Information request

Care Certificate Standard 14: Handling Information

  • 14.1 Handle information

Care Certificate Standard 13: Health and Safety

  • 13.8 Work Securely


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