The Health Board's Health and Safety Policy can be found in the Policies and Procedures part of our website following the link for Corporate Policies.
A great deal of work has been done within NHS Wales to implement the recommendations and principles of the review of Patient Identifiable Information published in 1997 by a committee chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott.
Caldicott is a key element of the Information Governance agenda in Wales, providing organisations working in Health and Social Care with a set of recommendations and principles to help ensure that person identifiable information (including that of patients, staff and service users) is adequately protected. Completion of the Caldicott (C-PIP) assessment provides Information Governance and Caldicott Leads with a comprehensive tool to highlight areas where improvements are required, and a benchmark for evaluating progress.
However, since 1997 there have been significant changes in both the legal framework and codes of practice which govern access to and the use of patient identifiable information. Further information on the review and the code of practice is available via the following links: -
An independent report on the Caldicot Review written March 2013 - Information Governance in the Health Care System - Information to Share or not to Share is now available for review.