Information Governance review: executive summary

The Information Governance (IG) Review report, of which this is the executive summary, describes the current information governance (IG) landscape across health and care in Scotland, and make a series of evidenced-based recommendations for the improvement of Information Governance.

6. What now? Next steps.

Establishing, and subsequently prioritising, the Review's key recommendations underscored the importance of establishing a set of clear, sequential and actionable next steps that are informed by the findings.

It is proposed that the National IG programme focuses efforts on the following key areas towards the National IG reform:

  • A more balanced federated IG model with a National IG body
  • Increase collective IG maturity (local and national) by monitoring the IG maturity across the ecosystem
  • Empowering people
  • Enabling IG: providing the right tools for the IG job
  • Improving transparency
  • Enhancing public engagement



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