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.
We have drafted an agreement that covers the GP practices in the Norfolk and Waveny DPO clusters and this has been combined with the Tier 1 document aht has been signed by the hospitals and other large providers.
The document is here and the list of current signatories are;
BECCLES MEDICAL CENTRE
BRIDGE STREET SURGERY
BRUNDALL MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP
CROMER GROUP PRACTICE
DRAYTON MEDICAL PRACTICE
EAST NORWICH MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP
FAKENHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE
GREAT MASSINGHAM SURGERY
GRIMSTON MEDICAL CENTRE
HELLESDON MEDICAL PRACTICE
HOLT MEDICAL PRACTICE
LITCHAM HEALTH CENTRE
MUNDESLEY MEDICAL CENTRE
OAK STREET MEDICAL PRACT
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
WATLINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE
WELLS HEALTH CENTRE
WEST NORFOLK HEALTH
WOODCOCK RD SURGERY