A retention schedule is a list of records for which pre-determined disposal dates have been established
The Board maintains corporate and health records retention schedules approved by the Information Governance Committee and drawing on the current NHS Scotland Records Management Code of Practice and other relevant guidance and standards. These will be subject to review every three years or earlier in the case of significant regulatory change.
These schedules are available electronically via the Intranet.
The NHS Borders Records Management policy includes a statement (S.7.2) that the Board has adopted the retention periods set out in the NHS Scotland Records Management Code of Practice
Any changes to the national Records Management Code of Practice will be reflected in the NHS Borders Records Management policy