This policy (PDF, 721Kb) is adopted by Shetland Islands Council, Shetland NHS Board and Northern Constabulary as their Policy on data sharing, and will be followed by all service areas when entering into information sharing procedures, both internally and externally. The Policy will also form part of any formal Individual Procedure drawn up between partner organisations and any service areas within these organisations.
This Policy obliges parties to any information sharing procedures to adhere to it. However, partner organisations recognise that organisations may have their own internal procedures which must be followed. In such instances, the Individual Procedure will include details of those procedures, and attempts will be made to streamline internal procedures to ensure that there is compliance with this Policy.