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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is producing guidance on transparency in the health and social care sector. The draft of this guidance is now published for public consultation.

The draft transparency in health and social care guidance has been developed to help health and social care organsiations understand our expectations about transparency.

The consultation will run from 13 November 2023 to 7 January 2024. We may not consider responses submitted after the deadline.  

We are also seeking views on a draft summary economic impact assessment for this guidance. Your responses will help us understand the code’s practical impact on organisations and individuals.

Responding to the consultation

You can respond to the consultation in the following ways.

  1. Complete the Smart Survey – please include your email address if you wish to contribute to further case studies, or if you are happy to be contacted about any of your responses to our impact assessment.
  2. Download the Word document and either email your response to [email protected], putting ‘consultation response’ in the email subject, or print off the documents and post to:

Policy Projects team
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Privacy statement

For this consultation we may publish the responses received from organisations or a summary of the responses. We will not publish responses from individuals acting in a private capacity. If we do publish any responses, we will remove email addresses and telephone numbers from these responses but apart from this we will publish them in full.

Please be mindful not to share any information in your response which you would not be happy for us to make publicly available.

Should we receive an FOI request for your response we will always seek to consult with you for your views on the disclosure of this information before any decision is made.

For more information about what we do with personal data please see our privacy notice.