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How to guide: Retention of documents

Records management relates to individual, professional, and organisational responsibilities to manage and retain records effectively and consistently.

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Guidance is available to advise of good practice in relation to records management within the NHS in England. Practices should ensure they uphold high standards of record management by following national guidance. The practice PI should follow the records management and retention requirements that are outlined in research study protocols, reviewing these for each individual study. This activity can be delegated via the study delegation log.

Records management and retention

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