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Introduction

Remote access by staff and other non-NHS organisations is a method of accessing files and systems. Critical business processes rely on easy and reliable access to corporate information systems so that business can be conducted remotely with confidence and sensitive corporate information can remain confidential.

 

Scope

This policy covers all types of remote access including:

  • Travelling users (e.g. staff temporarily based at other locations)
  • Home workers (e.g. IT staff, managers, clinicians)
  • Non-NHS staff (e.g. contractors and third-party organisations)

 

Objectives

The objectives of the Trust’s policy on remote access by staff are:

  • To provide secure and resilient remote access to the Trust’s information systems.
  • To preserve the integrity, availability and confidentiality of the Trust’s information and information systems.
  • To manage the risk of serious financial loss, loss of client confidence or other serious business impact which may result from a failure in security.
  • To comply with all relevant regulatory and legislative requirements (including data protection laws and regulations) and to ensure that the Trust is adequately protected under computer misuse legislation.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Head of IT
Ratified by: Information Governance Steering Group
Date Ratified: January 2019
Date Issued: April 2019
Review Date: January 2022
Target Audience: All Staff
Contact name: Head of IT