Health & Social Care Information Sharing Agreement - Norfolk and Waveney Health and Social Care Partners

The Information Commissioner recommends that any systematic sharing of information between Controllers (peer to peer sharing such as between GP and Hospital or Care Home or Pharmacy) is covered by an Information Sharing Agreement.

This is simply a 'best practice' document that identifies the standards that signatories will abide to for sharing information.

These agreements are often split into two tiers;

Tier 1: Parties agree that regardless of the particular sharing initiative, they will share according to the principles of data protection and will cooperate with one another towards compliance.

Tier 2: This is usually a protocol for specific projects and identifies the granular detail of sharing for particular initiatives e.g. we will share using NHS Mail or access to clinical systems.

To avoid having multiple sharing agreements across Norfolk and Waveney, we have introduced a Tier 1 document to cover all information sharing across the county.

In this way, new projects will simply need to complete a brief Tier 2 document (protocol) and refer to the existing, overarching Tier 1 agreement.

In the absence of any such agreement provided by the CCG or CSU, we have drafted our own as a DPO cluster.

The document is here and the list of current signatories are;

BECCLES MEDICAL CENTRE

BOUGHTON SURGERY

BRIDGE STREET SURGERY

BRUNDALL MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP

BURNHAMS SURGERY

CAMPINGLAND SURGERY

CROMER GROUP PRACTICE

DRAYTON MEDICAL PRACTICE

EAST NORWICH MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP

FAKENHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE

FELTWELL SURGERY

GREAT MASSINGHAM SURGERY

GRIMSTON MEDICAL CENTRE

HELLESDON MEDICAL PRACTICE

HOLT MEDICAL PRACTICE

HOWDALE SURGERY

LITCHAM HEALTH CENTRE

MANOR FARM

MARKET SURGERY

MUNDESLEY MEDICAL CENTRE

OAK STREET MEDICAL PRACT

PASTON SURGERY

PLOWRIGHT

PROSPECT MEDICAL PRACTICE

REEPHAM & AYLSHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE

ROUNDWELL MEDICAL CENTRE

SHERINGHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE

SOUTHGATES SURGICAL & MEDICAL CENTRE

ST CLEMENTS SURGERY

ST JAMES MEDICAL PRACTICE

ST JOHN'S SURGERY

ST STEPHENS GATE MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP

STALHAM STAITHE SURGERY

SWAFFHAN AND DOWNHAM

THORPEWOOD MEDICAL GROUP

UPWELL HEALTH CENTRE

VIDA HEALTHCARE

WATLINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE

WELLS HEALTH CENTRE

WEST NORFOLK HEALTH

WOODCOCK RD SURGERY

Kafico will work to bring other major partners on board (such as local hospitals and care homes) in the coming months.