Information governance

This page details the information governance framework that underpins the audit programme.

For workstream specific information governance protocols, see our service support pages:

Privacy notice

The privacy notice contains information about what data are collected and processed under NRAP.

NRAP data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

The DPIA is a process used to help identify and minimise the data protection risks of a project. For more information on the DPIA please visit the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website. This document will be updated on a biannual basis.

Understanding Practice in Clinical Audit and Registries tool: UPCARE-tool
A protocol to describe the key features of clinical audits and registries.

15 December 2023: UPCARE Tool V2 signed off by HQIP and published:

National data opt-out

The national data opt-out is a service that allows patients to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning. Patients inform their healthcare providers of any decision to opt-out and all data submitted to research and planning projects should be checked against opt-out decisions first:

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