The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018 and will replace much of the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as introduce changes to the legal responsibilities for all organisations that process personal data.
A national GDPR working group, chaired by NHS England and including representation from CQC, is developing guidance to support health and social care organisations to understand what they need to do to comply with the GDPR.
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The first part of this guidance has now been published and is a briefing for chief executives of health organisations (but useful to other senior leaders) setting out the key changes and why they are important.
You can also find useful information on preparing for GDPR on the Information Commissioner’s website.
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