WORKFORCE: The primary care trust’s chief operating officer and lead nurses has taken on an extra role, board papers from March note.

Sarah Andrews will become the PCT’s senior information risk owner or SIRO, in-line with the requirements of NHS Connecting for Health’s information governance toolkit.

The role of SIRO is charged with taking ownership of the organisation’s information risk policy; acting as advocate for information risk on the board; and providing written advice to the accountable officer on the content of the statement of internal control in regard to information risk.

The board papers state: “With effect from 1 February 2011, the chief operating officer and lead nurse will fulfil this role. Training, guidance and support to the SIRO will be provided by the information governance team.”