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Dr Murat Soncul

Head of Information Governance
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (Confirmed)

Murat is Head of Information Governance at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and alternate vice-Chair of the Confidentiality Advisory Group at the Health Research Authority. Murat completed clinical training in dentistry and worked as an oral surgeon before completing his PhD in 2002 at University College London researching the reliability of healthcare technology to support oral and maxillofacial surgical planning.  He joined South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in 2003 to co-ordinate the e-Health Programme.  His professional interests include innovative uses of information technology to improve healthcare service delivery and patient experience, fair and lawful use of patient information, privacy and confidentiality, capacity and consent, cyber security and risk management. Murat’s professional interests include innovative uses of information technology to improve healthcare service delivery and patient experience, fair and lawful use of patient information, and confidentiality, capacity and consent, information security and risk management.

  • Providing worldclass mental health services in a digital landscape through effective information governance frameworks
  • Creating an ambitious digital programme which encompasses information security, information risk management, patient and staff confidentiality, information sharing, clinical and organisational records management and data quality
  • Effectively regulate the compound use of clinical and corporate information according to new data protection rules
  • Ensuring clinical and corporate information is effectively managed whilst utilised to their maximum potential to benefit service users and the public
  • Complying with legal obligations for data protection, information sharing, disclosures, subject access and service user rights to confidentiality