Having timely access to information and using valid, robust, and relevant data securely underpins both the provision of good quality care and the efficiency and effectiveness of all organisations involved in the health and social care system in England. This policy statement sets out how CQC carries out its regulatory role with regard to the secure use of information by health and adult social care providers, and how we securely handle data ourselves in line with expected standards.

View the CQC Policy Statement here
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