30th May 2018 Written by Skills for Health

Image: eLearning Updated to Include GDPR.Skills for Health’s Information Governance eLearning course has been updated to take into account the new GDPR guidelines. Information Governance is part of the statutory and mandatory courses that all healthcare staff have to undertake. Together, Information Governance includes Caldicott principles, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Freedom of Information Act and subject access requests.

Specifically, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Europe-wide law that sets out requirements on how organisations should handle personal data. This goes beyond patient information and includes data such as personnel information or details of people/organisations supplying services to an organisation.

The GDPR includes strict rules on reporting certain types of personal data breaches to the relevant authorities within 72 hours of becoming aware of a breach, so it is important to understand how to identify a data breach and what you should do on discovering one has occurred.

Skills for Health’s updates includes:

  • Additional guidance on GDPR throughout
  • A summary of key principles of GDPR
  • Key guidance on the importance of recognising and reporting suspected data breaches
  • Updates to rules around subject access requests
  • Updates to assessment and e-assessment questions
  • Updates to e-assessment questions

Click here to access the updated Skills for Health GDPR eLearning course.

For dedicated GDPR training, please visit the Skills Platform.