Information is often shared between NHS Wales organisations to:
Where information is shared, strict controls and assurances are in place to ensure information is shared appropriately and only when needed.
WASPI is a framework supported by Welsh Government as the ‘single’ information sharing framework in Wales. It helps and encourages service-providing organisations to share relevant personal information lawfully, safely and effectively.
Since 2016, the central WASPI team has been hosted by DHCW. This central team has responsibility for continued upkeep, promotion and improvement of the framework and its website.
For more information on WASPI, please visit their website, which contains a list of all organisations signed up to WASPI and copies of Quality Assured Information Sharing Protocols.