Public Records (Scotland) Act

Under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 Scottish public authorities must produce and submit a records management plan setting out proper arrangements for the management of the organisations records to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland for his agreement under Section 1 of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011.

NHS Tayside submitted its Records Management Plan (RMP) on 6 May 2016. It set out the overarching framework for ensuring that NHS Tayside's records are managed and controlled effectively, and commensurate with the legal, operational and information needs of the organisation.  The RMP considered 14 elements as advised in the Keeper’s Model RMP and supporting guidance material.  The 14 elements are:

  • Senior management responsibility
  • Records manager responsibility
  • Records management policy statement
  • Business classification
  • Retention schedules
  • Destruction arrangements
  • Archiving and transfer arrangements
  • Information security
  • Data protection
  • Business continuity and vital records
  • Audit trail
  • Competency framework for records management staff
  • Assessment and review
  • Shared information

The RMP formed the basis of NHS Tayside's Action Plan for improving the quality, availability and effective use of records in NHS Tayside and will provide a strategic framework for all records management activities. 

This page will be regularly updated with information and progress as available.

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