Information Governance Records Management Guidance for NHS Boards
Health records are essential to the delivery of high quality evidence-based health care. A health record is anything that contains information which has been created or gathered as a result of any aspect of the delivery of patient care.
The following Guidance Notes supplement the Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice, which has been published by the Scottish Government eHealth Directorate as a guide to the required standards of practice in the management of records for those who work within or under contract to NHS organisations in Scotland. It is based on current legal requirements and professional best practice.
The aim of the Guidance Notes is to establish, as part of the wider information governance framework, records management best practice in relation to the creation, use, storage, management and disposal of NHS records.