Policies on Confidentiality
Protecting the confidentiality of client information is the NDTMS' highest priority.
The Department of Health has published a policy document on confidentiality:
As part of the move into PHE, the consent for NDTMS has been updated and all services have been updating existing and new clients on this change since January 2013. Please read the attached documentation and ensure that your consent and confidentiality policies cover the change in who the NDTMS data will be shared with. If you have any queries, please contact one of the SE NDTMS Team for further guidance.
The previous documentation, developed by the NTA, is available for your information below:
Update: The NTA Confidentiality Toolkit has been updated from September 2009. The revision to the consent is to help with the monitoring of TOP forms where clients are being seen across two or more agencies and where TOP compliance data may result in disclosure that the client is attending more than one agency.
A letter from the NTA is also available to download that explains this update in further detail.