Somerset CCG has established an Information Sharing Protocol which sets out the key principles and standards for sharing personal data and information in any form including verbal, paper, electronic, audio and visual, in order to establish a framework for sharing of information across the health and social care community for the benefit of patients & clients. This will ensure there is high level governance for all participating agencies to refer to when establishing information sharing protocols for specific initiatives and activities.
Local organisations have been invited to adopt these principles and standards as their baseline approach to sharing patient information. The aim is to promote a consistent approach to the sharing of information that will benefit individuals and services whist protecting the people that information is about. It has been developed from a core ‘sharing agreement’ used across the Avon, Gloucester and Wiltshire area since 2003.
The organisations who are signatories to the protocol is set out in section 2.2 of the Protocol.