Dame Fiona Caldicott’s review of original 1997
information governance recommendations – response to perceived
reluctance to share info appropriately.
Appropriate sharing should be the rule, not the exception. Given need for informed consent, concludes that patients should be better informed as to how their
information is used. Needs system for recording consent applicable
across all NHS and care systems. Sharing info with a private
organisation or local authority should be equally straightforward, if
data protection principles are applied.