Yorkshire and Humber Care Record is committed to protecting the data and systems to which it is responsible.

In order to measure the effectiveness of the controls and measures in place Yorkshire and Humber Care Record test against a wide range of security and data governance standards, these include:

In practise these are all interlinked and provide an efficient way of measuring the full data protection lifecycle.

Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment

Yorkshire and Humber Care Record conduct a robust routine of vulnerability scanning and penetration testing of all its service offerings. This is achieved through a diverse and mixed testing portfolio ranging from in-house automated testing, manual in-house testing, and external third-party testing. Results from these tests are then fed into the Continual Service Improvement cycle in order to maintain appropriate industry-standard security protocols.

NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards.

All organisations that have access to NHS patient data and systems must use this toolkit to provide assurance that they are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly.


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“The Yorkshire & Humber Care Record joins up patient care in a national health system where each provider at different levels have different electronic patient care record system that may not communicate with each other. The real time visibility of clinical and social information provided by the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record improves on managing the patient efficiently and reduces margins for clinical error. It reduces administration workload and increases cost savings. Most importantly, our patients now finally feel reassured that they are listened to, their story only having to be told once rather than being repeated multiple times in their health journey. The Yorkshire & Humber Care Record takes us away from the legacy of primary, secondary and tertiary care and now allows us to facilitate what it should always have been about – “patient care” without boundaries.”

Dr A H Pillai; GP Partner Riverside Surgery Brigg; GP IT Lead North Lincolnshire CCG; GP Rep Humber Coast and Vale LDR committee.