Information Governance and Patient Data Lead

The Middlewood Partnership was established on the 1st April 2019 following the merging of 4 general practices. Middlewood provides care to 34,000 patients and employs 140 staff.

In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters.   They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that we will respect their privacy and act appropriately. Similarly, we must take steps to safeguard personal information that Middlewood staff provide us with as part of our ongoing employment relationship.

In accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act, as reinforced by the Data Security and Protection Toolkit, Middlewood has a suite of information governance policies that provide protection to patients and staff. Since the merger, these policies have been updated in consultation with our Data Protection Officer.

The Information Governance and Patient Data Lead will be responsible for developing and delivering strategies to ensure that the Middlewood information governance policies are applied consistently well across all 4 practice bases, leading the team of staff who administer the appropriate disclosure of confidential information.

In addition the post holder will be responsible for advising and guiding all our staff in relation to management of patient data, and sharing of patient data. We would look to the post holder to develop and provide any training required for our staff that ensures that all times staff understand the context and processes for managing patient data in line with IG policies and procedures.

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