What is Information Governance?
 

Information Governance is a framework that brings together legal, ethical and quality standards that applies to the handling of information; it applies to all types of information. For Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) in particular, personal information of delegates, trainees, learners, service users and employees. This is known as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

Information Governance sits alongside Corporate Governance and focuses on ensuring that information is handled in a confidential and secure manner.

In the educational context it is also very much about supporting the administration and provision of high quality services to ensure that the right information is available to the right people, when and where it is needed.

Information Governance is supported by specific policies and procedures to provide assurance to those that contact HEIW that security and use of information is managed within these principles.

To find out more or to discuss any concerns in relation to Information Governance please contact:

Tim Knifton
Information Governance Manager (Interim)
Email: heiw@wales.nhs.uk

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