About Information Governance

at Addenbrooke's

Information Governance is a framework that ensures personal and corporate information is dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively to appropriate ethical and quality standards. Cambridge University Hospitals has its own Information Governance team who ensure this framework is adhered to throughout the organisation. They provide training to all staff ensuring they comply with the law and best practise.



Above all, Information Governance makes sure that information is recorded, stored and shared in a way that optimises the quality of patient care. Achieving efficiency and accuracy within these areas helps improve the speed and diligence with which we treat patients.


What are the Standards and Requirements that make up Information Governance?

  1. Confidentiality NHS Code of Practice
  2. Data Protection Act 1998
  3. Information Security Management NHS code of Practice
  4. International standard for Information Security:
    ISO/IEC 27002:2005
  5. Health Records Management
  6. Records Management NHS Code of Practice
  7. Information Quality
  8. Payment by Results Code of Conduct
  9. The Freedom of Information Act 2000
  10. Corporate Records Management


Information Governance ensures all of these requirements are met by raising awareness about data protection, confidentiality and information security, and by performing audits to ensure standards are maintained.


Information governance policy

Information governance strategy









On this website:


> Patient Advice & Liaison Services (PALS)


> Making a complaint


> Freedom of information



On other sites:


> NHS Care Records Service

To improve the service and quality of your care a new computer network is being developed nationally that will phase out the need for paper and film records. The network will hold your entire patient record to allow Hospitals, GP’s and chemist’s secure access to your health records to improve information sharing across the NHS.


> The Information Commissioner


> NHS Connecting for Health


> Ministry of Justice


> Department of Health