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Information Governance for Health


When you work within a healthcare organisation, the data of those you provide services to is vital in the quality of service you are able to deliver. It’s crucial that this sensitive and personal data is protected and kept safe and secure. This course will help you to understand your information governance responsibilities under law and in which situations information can be given or withheld.  

Course Objectives

  • The GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 
  • The key differences between the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) and the 2018 law 
  • What is meant by personal data and special category data 
  • The difference between data controllers and data processors 
  • The core data protection principles 
  • The improved rights for individuals 
  • What information you need to be able to provide to individuals should they request it 
  • The role of the UK data regulator and enforcer, the Information Commissioner’s Office (or ICO) 
  • The principles and purpose of the Act 
  • The key terminology associated with the Act 
  • What a Freedom of Information request is 
  • What information can be requested and what information is exempt 
  • How and why a refused request decision can be challenged 
  • The importance of keeping data secure and what needs to be protected 
  • The main threats to data and data systems  
  • The basics of cyber security 
  • Key steps to keeping data secure in the workplace 
  • How to protect information while working on the move 


  • Data Protection Law, Definitions and Principles
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Information and Cyber Security