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Information Security in General Practice

Information Security in General Practice

Information security is critical to the provision of safe, high-quality healthcare and the efficient running of a general practice. It is a fixed cost of doing business, and requires adequate allocation of financial and human resources to ensure business continuity and the protection of information assets. Information security involves prevention of inappropriate access, protection of personal information and preservation of practice data.

Information security in general practice reflects the changing technology environment and new security risks and threats and is designed to assist you to meet your legal obligations for information security.

The resource details and recommends essential business practice, policies and procedures to help protect general practice information systems. It is not designed to be a technical document, but rather as an educational and training resource for GPs and practice teams.