Quality in Optometry England Reporting

The Freedom of Information Act is increasingly being used to request information from NHS organisations. Some of the information contained in a clinical governance assessment may be considered confidential by the practice and practitioners involved. If a clinical governance report or questionnaire is being supplied to an NHS body it is suggested that the following wording be appended to the report:

The information contained within this report contains personal information relating to practitioners and commercial information relating to the practice. It is supplied in confidence and may not be disclosed outside the requesting NHS organisation, other than in anonymised and aggregated form, without the express permission of the practice, whether in its original form or as part of a summary practice report.