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NHS Borders Records Management Plan (RMP) sets out the overarching framework for ensuring that NHS Borders' records are managed and controlled effectively, and commensurate with the legal, operational and information needs of the organisation. The RMP considers all 14 elements as advised in the Keeper's Model RMP and supporting guidance material. The 14 elements are:

  1. Senior management responsibility
  2. Records manager responsibility
  3. Records management policy statement
  4. Business classification
  5. Retention schedules
  6. Destruction arrangements
  7. Archiving and transfer arrangements
  8. Information security
  9. Data protection
  10. Business continuity and vital records
  11. Audit trail
  12. Competency framework for records management staff
  13. Assessment and review
  14. Shared information

The RMP defines NHS Borders Action Plan for improving the quality, availability and effective use of records in NHS Borders and provides a strategic framework for all records management activities.

NHS Borders Records Management Plan is effective from 1st April 2016. This Plan is to be continuously reviewed and updated. Reports will be submitted quarterly to the Information Governance Committee and annually to the Clinical Executive Operational Group.