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IG Toolkit version 11 submissions

24/02/2014

IG Toolkit version 11 submissions

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Community Pharmacies: Exemption for Requirement 319 (Business Continuity Planning)

10/01/2014

Community Pharmacies: Exemption for Requirement 319 (Business Continuity Planning)

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Information Governance Toolkit Functional / Technical Enhancement Requests for Version 12

09/01/2014

The HSCIC External Information Governance (IG) Delivery Team would like to take this opportunity to ask you to submit any requests for change in relation to functional / technical improvements or enhancements to the IGT website.

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New functional enhancements to the IG Toolkit Now Live

25/10/2013

Version 11.2 of the IG Toolkit Is now live and the IG Toolkit v11.2 change release note below provides a summary of the system changes. No changes have been made to the requirements in this release. Therefore, all requirement guidance, documentation and references remain labelled as Version 11.

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Implementing the 20 Year Rule in the NHS

23/10/2013

New functionality is being introduced to the IG Toolkit in the version 11.2 release to gather information on the 20 Year Rule. Your response will not impact on your Information Governance Toolkit Score. This notification is relevant to NHS Acute, Ambulance, Community and Mental Health Trusts only.

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IG Training Tool – Closure of former SHA, PCT AND PCT Cluster Accounts

22/10/2013

IG Training Tool – Closure of former SHA, PCT AND PCT Cluster Accounts

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Removal of duplicate documents held against assessments

03/10/2013

Information on the removal of duplicate documents held against assessments

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Information: To share or not to share - Government response to the Caldicott Review

17/09/2013

The Government accepted all the recommendations of the Caldicott report, including the revised Caldicott Principles, and highlighted that while information sharing is essential to provide good care for everyone, there are rules that must be followed.

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Interim Accredited Safe Haven for Section 251 Support – Stage 1 – IG Toolkit

08/08/2013

Interim Accredited Safe Haven for Section 251 Support – Stage 1 – IG Toolkit

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IG Toolkit Version 10 Results – Reports

11/07/2013

IG Toolkit Version 10 Results – Reports

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Safe Haven Briefing: Secure transfer of personal identifiable information by fax

13/06/2013

Safe Haven Briefing: Secure transfer of personal identifiable information by fax

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IG Toolkit version 11 is Now Live

04/06/2013

IG Toolkit version 11 is Now Live

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Caldicott review: information governance in the health and care system

26/04/2013

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today warmly welcomed the Caldicott Review, outlining how information and technology will only have a transformational effect on healthcare if this agenda respects the relationship of trust between a medical professional and their patient.

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IG Toolkit version 10 submissions

12/03/2013

IG Toolkit version 10 submissions

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‘Anonymisation Standard for publishing health and social care data’ - Approved by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care

27/02/2013

‘Anonymisation Standard for publishing health and social care data’ - Approved by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care

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IG Training Tool Administrator Guidance - User Account Management During Reorganisation

22/02/2013

IG Training Tool Administrator Guidance - User Account Management During Reorganisation

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Community pharmacy and business continuity requirement 319

22/02/2013

Community pharmacy and business continuity requirement 319

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Requirement 112 - IG Training Materials Review Process for NHS Organisations

21/02/2013

Requirement 112 - IG Training Materials Review Process for NHS Organisations

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UK Council of Caldicott Guardians 5 Year Strategy 2011-2016

20/12/2012

UK Council of Caldicott Guardians 5 Year Strategy 2011-2016

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Updated process for IG assurance in support of ECC and DAAG applications

18/12/2012

Updated process for IG assurance in support of ECC and DAAG applications

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Information Governance Toolkit Consultation – Now Open

15/11/2012

Information Governance Toolkit Consultation – Now Open

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Information Governance Toolkit Functional/Technical Enhancement Requests for Version 11

08/11/2012

Information Governance Toolkit Functional/Technical Enhancement Requests for Version 11

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Guidance for organisations working in shared records environments

09/10/2012

Guidance for organisations working in shared records environments

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Change to IG Training Tool Helpdesk Arrangements

27/09/2012

Reminder regarding a change to IG Training Tool (IGTT) helpdesk arrangements

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Clarification on Position of Information Governance Toolkit

04/09/2012

Over the past few week the NHS CFH and the NIGB helpdesks have received a number of queries regarding the NHS Information Governance Toolkit, the following statement clarifies the position:-

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Recently approved IG related Standards by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care

08/08/2012

Recently approved IG related Standards by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care

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IG Toolkit version 10 is Now Live

01/06/2012

IG Toolkit version 10 is Now Live

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IG Toolkit for Any Qualified Providers

14/05/2012

IG Toolkit for Any Qualified Providers

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IG Toolkit for Clinical Commissioning Groups

10/04/2012

IG Toolkit for Clinical Commissioning Groups

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IG Toolkit Version 9 - NHS Trust Published Assessments

02/04/2012

IG Toolkit Version 9 - NHS Trust Published Assessments

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Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) - Completion of the IGT

19/03/2012

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) - Completion of the IGT

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IG Toolkit version 9 submissions

15/03/2012

IG Toolkit version 9 submissions

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NHS Information Governance: Information Risk Management - Social Interaction – Good Practice

24/02/2012

NHS Information Governance: Information Risk Management - Social Interaction – Good Practice

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NHS Information Governance: Information Risk Management - Dealing with Cookies and Legal Compliance

11/01/2012

NHS Information Governance: Information Risk Management - Dealing with Cookies and Legal Compliance

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Information Governance Training Tool (IGTT) – Improved Helpdesk Arrangements

05/12/2011

Information Governance Training Tool (IGTT) – Improved Helpdesk Arrangements

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NHS Information Governance: Records Management - Digital Document Scanning

22/11/2011

NHS Information Governance: Records Management - Digital Document Scanning

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NHS Information Governance: Effective Management of Records during a period of transition or organisational change

07/10/2011

The Department of Health IG Policy team has prepared guidance aimed at those organisations going through a period of organisational change. The document should help NHS organisations to manage their information during the transitional period.

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NHS IG Assurance – Joint Letter from NHS CE and the ICO

09/09/2011

NHS IG Assurance – Joint Letter from NHS CE and the ICO

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IGTT Admin Guidance - User Account Management During Reorganisation

31/08/2011

IGTT Admin Guidance - User Account Management During Reorganisation

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Guidance for NHS Boards: Information Governance

05/08/2011

Guidance for NHS Boards: Information Governance

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Information Governance Toolkit Version 9 - SHA and PCT Cluster Arrangements

01/08/2011

Information Governance Toolkit Version 9 - SHA and PCT Cluster Arrangements

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IGT Status & ROCR

25/07/2011

We have received enquiries from users regarding the IGT status following the publication of the recent Monitor bulletin. The following clarification statement has been provided by DH IG Policy.

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IG Training Tool New Modules

19/07/2011

IG Training Tool New Modules .

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IG Training Tool – Four New Modules

04/07/2011

Four new modules have now been released.

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Version 9 - Voluntary sector requirements

10/06/2011

The voluntary sector IG Toolkit view contains a developmental set of requirements that the DH IG Policy team will be working on over the next 6-9 months with a voluntary sector working group.

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IG Toolkit v9 Now Live

03/06/2011

Version 9 of the IG Toolkit is now live. Users will notice some new functionality, of most interest will be the Rollover of all scores, evidence and comments from the previous assessment into version 9.

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IG Toolkit Version 8 Assessments Released

17/05/2011

IG Toolkit Version 8 Assessments have now been released. For future versions of the IG toolkit all assessments, once released for publication by the organisation, will be accessible immediately on both the nww and www version of the website. When an organisation publishes their assessment they are confirming that this is the final version, no changes are needed and the assessment has been signed off by the board/senior management. This is applicable to ALL organisation types

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Changes to the rules on using cookies and similar technologies for storing information

17/05/2011

On 9 May 2011, the Information Commissioners Office published new advice on how UK organisations can comply with new EU law which will come into force on 26 May 2011 concerning the use of cookies technology.

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IG Training Tool updates

04/05/2011

IG Training Tool updates .

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IG Toolkit version 8 submissions

07/04/2011

IG Toolkit version 8 submissions.

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The Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records v4 2011

04/04/2011

The new Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records version 4 will act as a reference source of information for all those involved in developing, deploying and using general practice IT systems

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NHS Trusts and SHAs - Staff IG Training Reports

30/03/2011

NHS Trusts and SHAs - Staff IG Training Reports (2010 to 2011).

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Community pharmacy and business continuity requirement 8-319

25/02/2011

Further to the News item posted on 9 February 2011, a global exemption has now been applied to this requirement for community pharmacies as the Department of Health and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee are still in discussions on business continuity planning. The exemption is applied during an overnight process and has also been applied to version 8 assessments that have already been submitted.

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Change to Assessment Submit Button (for final assessment submissions)

23/02/2011

For the attention of all IG Toolkit users:

We have made some slight changes to how the "Submit" button looks when you submit your final assessment. The final "Submit" button will now say "Publish".

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NHS Information Governance – Information Risk Management: Guidance Fax Printer Ribbon and Film

17/02/2011

This Information Governance (IG) guidance provides NHS organisations with a general awareness of the associated risks for maintenance and disposal of fax printers and other devices that use consumable ribbon or film. It should be read in conjunction with the NHS IG Risk Management Guidance for Maintenance and Secure Disposal of Digital Printers, Copiers and Multi Function Devices.

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Community pharmacy and business continuity requirement 8-319

09/02/2011

Community pharmacy and business continuity requirement 8-319 Community pharmacies are expected to attain level 2 against each of the pharmacy information governance requirements by 31 March 2011, with the exception of requirement 8-319.

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IG toolkit requirement 8-112

21/01/2011

IG toolkit requirement 8-112 (NHS Operating Framework 2010/11, Informatics Planning Annex requirement)

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Independent contractor IG Toolkit scores

02/11/2010

Following a number of queries, the IG Policy team would like to clarify the position regarding the status of IG Toolkit scores for community pharmacies.

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Update – Requirement 8-404

23/09/2010

The percentage of maternity records required for audit at Attainment Level 2a of Requirement 8-404 has been amended to 0.5% to align with the requirement set out by the NHSLA CNST Risk Management Standards.

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Information Asset Administrators (IAA) Training Events

23/09/2010

Following the successful series of training events for NHS Senior Information Risk Owners (SIRO) and Information Asset Owners (IAO) in May 2010, it is now proposed to run a number of related training workshops for local Information Asset Administrators (IAA).

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System Uplift – Minor System Enhancements

09/09/2010

Some further system enhancements have been applied to the IGT Version 8 following feedback from users.

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A Question of Balance - Independent Assurance of Information Governance Returns

11/08/2010

The NHS Operating Framework 2010/2011, through the NHS Informatics Planning Guidance Annex 1 (National Expectations) stated that: "An IG audit utilising the centrally provided audit methodology should be included within the work plans of each organisations' auditors”.

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IG Workshop slides

30/07/2010

Presentation slides for the recent workshops commissioned by the Department of Health are now available.

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The Caldicott Guardian newsletter: Issue 13

29/07/2010

The July issue of the newsletter is now available for download.

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System Uplift – Minor System Enhancements

22/07/2010

We have put live a few minor system enhancements which didn’t quite make it into the original launch of IGT Version 8.

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Information Governance Training 2010/11

21/07/2010

The NHS Operating Framework 2010/2011 contains a requirement for all staff to receive annual basic IG training appropriate to their role through the online NHS IG Training Tool.

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NHS Information Governance: Information Risk Management Guidance: Maintenance and Secure Disposal of Digital Printers, Copiers and Multi Function Devices July 2010

15/07/2010

This Information Governance (IG) guidance provides NHS organisations with a general awareness of the associated risks for maintenance and disposal of digital printers, copiers and multifunction devices.

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Version 8 for general practice, community pharmacy, dental practice and eyecare services

08/07/2010

This briefing provides information about the IG Toolkit for independent contractors, including the date that a version 8 assessment can be created and the role of the PCT.

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IG Toolkit v8 Now Live

25/06/2010

Version 8 of the IG Toolkit is now live, and represents a significant change to both the online system and to the IG requirements themselves.

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NHS Information Governance: Information Risk Management Guidance: Short Message Service (SMS) & Texting

25/05/2010

This updated Information Governance (IG) guidance provides NHS organisations with a general awareness of the associated risks of Short Message Service (SMS) and texting that may potentially affect the effectiveness of local services.

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Guidance for Access to Health Records Requests

19/02/2010

This guidance assists NHS organisations in England, through the process of dealing with an access request in accordance with the relevant legislation and any subsequent considerations.

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Information Governance for Community Pharmacies

17/02/2010

If you have a query relating to IG in community pharmacies, please contact the dedicated helpline on 0113 394 6540 or via email at pharmacy.assurance@nhs.net This facility is available for pharmacies, PCTs, SHAs and others interested in this work-area.

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NHS Operating Framework and Informatics Planning 2010/2011

27/01/2010

The operating framework 2010/11 confirms that informatics will be included in operational plans and Informatics Planning provides guidance on the informatics components of these plans.

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NHS Information Governance for Community Pharmacies

26/01/2010

The draft Information Governance requirements for pharmacies have now been finalised and can be viewed by selecting ‘Requirements’ on the menu then clicking ‘Pharmacy’.

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NHS Information Governance - Technology Bulletin - MS IE Vulnerability 979352

25/01/2010

The DH Informatics Directorate Information Governance Technology Bulletin contains information relating to the recently reported vulnerability which affects Windows™ Operating Systems and versions of the Internet Explorer™ web browser.

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Checklist for Reporting, Managing and Investigating Information Governance Serious Untoward Incidents Gateway Ref: 13177

06/01/2010

Experience of reporting and managing IG SUIs has indicated the need for additional guidance, support and clarification of the criteria to be used when evaluating IG SUIs.

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The IG Training Tool updates and improvements went live on 1st December 2009

07/12/2009

Information regarding updates and improvements to the IG Training Tool which went live on the 1st of December 2009

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NHS Information Governance: Guidance on Blogging and Social Networking

02/12/2009

Guidance for NHS organisations on blogging and social networking.

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IG Toolkit Version 8 System Changes – Vision Statement

11/11/2009

Following on from user workshops and the 200+ feedback forms we received from IG Toolkit users (thank you to everyone who participated), we have developed a “Vision Statement”.

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IG Statement of Compliance: Clarification of approval status

14/09/2009

The central team has taken a number of queries recently asking whether we are able to provide a list of “IG Statement of Compliance approved” third parties. The fact of a completed IGSoC does not remove the requirement for commissioners to assure themselves that their providers/suppliers are meeting and maintaining information governance standards. Commissioners should therefore take into account the following information:

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Acute Trust Requirement 401 - NHS Number Standard for Secondary Care (England)

04/08/2009

Information for Acute Trusts regarding requirement 401

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IG Toolkit Version 7 Release

01/07/2009

Version 7 of the IG toolkit has now been released. This version of the toolkit contains the new 3-stage reporting process for the large NHS trusts (i.e. Acute trusts, PCTs, foundation trusts, mental health trusts, ambulance trusts and strategic health authorities).

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Important Information - Information Governance Assurance Framework

28/04/2009

Due to a number of queries raised and the changes to the reporting cycle for version 7 onwards, some further information has been published regarding the Information Governance Assurance Framework. As a result of the changes to the reporting cycle, any changes to the IG Toolkit standards have been kept to a minimum, you can view these changes in the Change Control Notice for Version 7 of the toolkit.

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NHS Information Risk Management: Good Practice Guidance

28/01/2009

The Digital Information Policy team has published guidance aimed at those responsible for managing information risk within NHS organisations, including Senior Information Risk Owners and Information Asset Owners. It reflects Government guidelines and is consistent with the Cabinet Office data handling report.

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Information Governance Assurance Programme: David Nicholson letters

11/11/2008

In order to clarify new and existing requirements, a series of papers was issued to NHS organisations setting out responsibilities for information governance and for providing additional assurances on information governance to each strategic health authority (SHA), or to Monitor, the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts.

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IG toolkit submissions

23/10/2008

An IG toolkit assessment submission represents evidence of an organisation’s attainment against the IG standards at a particular point in time. This evidence must be retained for audit purposes and cannot be overwritten by un-submitting and adjusting scores. This process is expanded on in this article.

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Information Governance workshops: resource pack

02/10/2008

A resource pack has been developed to support "The evolving face of Information Governance in Primary Care" workshops.

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Security of NHS patient data shared for research purposes

11/08/2008

The importance of effective information security has been highlighted in recent months through well publicised data handling failures in a range of different UK organisational settings.

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The NHS Connecting for Health Information Governance Training Tool (IGTT)

16/07/2008

The IG Training Tool is an online tool focused on all aspects of Information Governance learning. The aim of the tool is to provide all staff with an opportunity to develop IG knowledge and skills to support the provision of high quality health and social care.

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Information Mapping Tool

27/06/2008

The IG Toolkit contains an Information Mapping Tool to assist organisations to map their flows of personal identifiable data and enable them to provide assurance that flows are secure.

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UK Council of Caldicott Guardians

11/03/2008

The Council is the national body for Caldicott Guardian's in the UK. It is comprised of representatives from social care and the health sector, both NHS and independent healthcare.

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Calculating Information Governance Toolkit scores

20/02/2008

(updated 20/11/2009)
Information as to the calculations used to score assessments in the IG Toolkit.

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