Information Governance

1. How many Information Governance staff are employed by the Trust? Two (1 x 1.0 WTE and 1 x 0.6 WTE). If any part of the service is outsourced please provide the name of the service provider. N/A

2. What are the roles of the Information Governance staff at the Trust? Please include a brief description of each role, and the Agenda for Change band allocated to each role.

The Information Governance Manager acts as the Data Protection Officer and as Privacy Officer is also responsible for ensuring that the Trust adheres to the Data Protection Act 1998. This role includes:
• maintaining Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) notification;
• developing and delivering training sessions;
• developing policies, procedures and guidance for staff to support their understanding;
• acting as main point of contact for any data protection issues which may arise within the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RSCH);
• supporting the RSCH Caldicott Guardian and SIRO.

The Trust’s Information Governance Manager is also the Freedom of Information Lead responsible for ensuring the Trust complies with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Freedom of Information & Information Governance Assistant processes Freedom of Information requests on a day to day basis and also assists with the daily activities of the IG Manager.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is withholding the Agenda for Change pay band information under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act as this would be considered to be personal information.

3. To which directorate within the Trust does the Information Governance function report to? For example: IT, Risk, Governance etc. Information Governance reports to the Trust Finance & Information Directorate.

4. What is the annual cost for all Information Governance expenditure at the Trust? Please include the cost of staff salaries and any outsourced activity. £67,944.48

5. What was the total annual expenditure of the Trust in 2015? If the exact figure is not available then an indicative figure would suffice. The total Trust expenditure for 2015 (which spans 2 financial years) was as follows:

………………………………… Jan – Mar                                          Apr – Dec                                               Total
2 Pay                             45,549,378                                           138,763,884                                      184,313,262
3 Non-
Pay                                 33,479,989                                           100,955,790                                     134,435,779
5
Financing                        1,068,339                                                3,446,375                                        4,514,714
4 Depn                            1,964,789                                                4,806,579                                        6,771,369

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Grand Total: 330,035,123

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