The Records Team is part of the Information Governance Team and can be contacted by emailing Records@nwbh.nhs.uk
The team members are:
- Jean Algeo, Records Manager
- Michelle Sabatina, Records Co-ordinator
- Elaine Prendergast, Audit Facilitator
Records are an essential part of health and care.
Records Management is a discipline which ensures all staff within the Trust are responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposal of records. Information is only usable if it is correctly and legibly recorded in the first place; is then kept up-to-date (contemporaneous) and is easily accessible when needed.
To help ensure that theses records are all managed consistently, the Trust follows the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016. This provides important information to those responsible for managing records on how to file and store records and how records should be kept for. The Code of Practice provides a framework for consistent and effective records management based on established standards. It covers NHS and adult social care records (where the social care provision has an element of NHS funded care).
You can find more information on record-keeping, archiving and retention in the following documents.