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24. The Department for Health is already undertaking a major review of NHS information systems to cover the Department, the NHS and all arms-length bodies. Following the Medical Training Applications Service breach the Department has signed an undertaking with the Information Commissioner to improve departmental policies. Subject to Parliamentary approval of the Health Bill, a National Information Governance Board with statutory authority will be established. Following the HMRC data loss, all staff have been reminded of security procedures and discussions with internal audit are underway to conduct a review of personal data handling within the Department.

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