At an early stage in the project, a set of Information Governance Principles were developed. This provides assurances that any data extracted will be safely and securely handled, and that the confidentiality of information in patient records is safeguarded. It describes principles and arrangements that will underpin SPIRE and to which the service will adhere to ensure patient confidentiality is always maintained.
Since then a detailed Privacy Impact Assessment and Project Overview (PIA) has taken place to provide more detailed information for an expert or technical audience. The PIA is intended to ensure that the community benefits of gathering and using information are realised with minimum personal privacy and security risks.
SPIRE benefits in summary include:
Some frequently asked questions around Information Governance are answered in the FAQ section of the website.