As a healthcare organisation Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is entrusted with sensitive personal information about our patients which we need to ensure is appropriately managed.
More broadly we handle large amounts of corporate information about the overall performance of the Trust. It is critical that, as a modern organisation we manage our information in an appropriate way and in compliance with the law.
This field is called Information Governance and contains the set of standards that all NHS organisations must follow to make sure that information is managed effectively and confidentially.
Two of the main areas of information governance are covered in this section, they are:
Confidentiality and data protection – provides information on how the Trust maintains patient confidentiality and how to access health records & personal information held by the Trust.
Freedom of Information – provides information on the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the information routinely published by the Trust and how to request access to corporate information.
Information Governance Team
There are some specific individuals within the Trust who work as a team to ensure that the highest possible standards of information governance are delivered by the Trust. Introducing your key contacts:
Wyn Taylor, Information Governance and Health Records Manager
Phone: 0151 600 1368
Carol Taylor, Information Governance Officer
Phone: 0151 600 1240
Dr Johan Waktare, Caldicott Guardian / Consultant Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist
Phone: 0151 600 1453
Dr Mark Jackson, Senior Information Risk Owner / Associate Director of Clinical Quality
Phone: 0151 600 1332