Information Governance

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Update 22/05/2018: Updated to include GDPR knowledge requirements in relation to Information Governance and the Core Skills Training Framework.

Information governance is essential training for all staff. This course enables learners to gain understanding of how to use principles and standards in their everyday work. This session aims to provide healthcare staff with an introduction to information governance including the principles of confidentiality, data protection, subject access requests and freedom of information requests.

What will learners get out of it?
  • Differentiate between confidentiality, data protection, Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests
  • Identify and discuss examples of good and poor information governance including confidentiality and the Caldicott principles; data protection, freedom of information rights, and subject access requests
  • Evaluate your own practice with regards to confidentiality and data protection
  • Describe the principles of good record keeping, keeping records secure and the correct retention and disposal periods
  • Identify and discuss examples where records have not been kept properly and explain the potential consequences of this
  • Briefly describe your organisations’ policies and procedures with regards to the Caldicott principles, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Freedom of Information Act and subject access requests
  • Describe your responsibilities, in relation to your role, with regards to Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests
Who is this course for?

All healthcare staff


The modules are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Skills For Health Elearning modules now include stand-alone E-assessments. This means that learners who believe they already have the necessary knowledge of the subject area can complete an assessment without having to complete the training.

Core Skills Training Framework

This course meets the outcomes for the Framework.

About Skills For Health:

Skills for Health is the leading provider of high quality and flexible e-learning solutions and Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Accredited programmes delivering to the UK health sector with over 500,000 completions per annum in the NHS alone.

The Skills for Health/ NSA e-learning platform is excellent and very user-friendly. We can manage our courses and check participation all in one place.” C. Ntuli, Project Manager, Healogics Limited


40 minutes

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Stephanie Garner (December 2016)
Good update on the pertinent CG issues and application to practice, I liked the way it gets you to reflect on your current practice and then think about how you may change this or confirms what you are doing is best practice.

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