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NHS Information Governance Toolkit Assessment Version8<br />2010/11 Update<br />JANUARY 2011<br />
<ul><li>NHS-wide requirements     </li></ul>Each year there are a number of changes to the NHS IG requirements. The latest...
Organisations that fail to complete their IG Toolkit online submissions are more prone to breach data security. <br />Unde...
SIX principle stages for your successful IG Toolkit online submission:<br />Assessment of current practices - a review of ...
Castleforce IG team focus on helping health and social care providers navigate the complex and rapidly changing landscape ...
IG Assessment and Improvement Plans
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NHS Information Governance Toolkit V8 Online Submission

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Cost-effective IG Toolkit V8 Online Submission Consultancy Service from Castleforce. Our IG consultants focus on helping health and social care providers navigate the complex and rapidly changing landscape of IG in the NHS. We have been supporting Trusts in compliance with the IG Toolkit, as well as providing consultancy services in relations to Data Protection and Information Governance.

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  1. 1. NHS Information Governance Toolkit Assessment Version8<br />2010/11 Update<br />JANUARY 2011<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>NHS-wide requirements </li></ul>Each year there are a number of changes to the NHS IG requirements. The latest V8 of the IG Toolkit could affect a large number of NHS organisational types(GPs, Acute, Adult social care, Community pharmacies, Dental practices, Eye care services, Ambulance, PCTs, etc), Commercial Third Parties and NHS Partners, due to a number of significant changes.<br /><ul><li> IG changes</li></ul>Changes are made tothe online IG Toolkit system and the IG requirements themselves, as well as the new overall approach to scoring. In many cases, there is a need for NHS providers/third party suppliers to obtain additional evidence of their level of achievements. <br /><ul><li>IG timescale</li></ul>By 31 March 2011, all NHS providers and third party suppliers will be expected to achieve the “targeted level” of compliance (the minimum actions) against each of their IG requirements. <br />Overview of the NHS IG Assessment Changes<br />Read more at: http://castleforce.co.uk/Compliance/Information-Governance-IG/<br />Enterprise Centre, University of Reading, L33 London Road Campus, Reading , Berkshire RG1 5AQ<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Organisations that fail to complete their IG Toolkit online submissions are more prone to breach data security. <br />Under the Data Protection Act, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) can fine organisations up to £500,000 for data security breaches.<br />3<br />Penalties for IG Toolkit<br />Read more at: http://castleforce.co.uk/Compliance/Information-Governance-IG/<br />Enterprise Centre, University of Reading, L33 London Road Campus, Reading , Berkshire RG1 5AQ<br />
  4. 4. SIX principle stages for your successful IG Toolkit online submission:<br />Assessment of current practices - a review of the current IG processes and staff procedures in operation. <br />Identification of IG 'gaps' or differences (if any) between the IG8 Guidelines and current practice.<br />Creation of IG Improvement Plan  (if needed) to gain Level 2 status. <br />Undertake improvements: our IG experts will provide guidance and assistance wherever possible (i.e. if there are policies to be written we will suggest text and supply it to you for agreement in order to minimise the workload burden on the practice); we will also perform physical security onsite assessment.<br />Assemble body of evidence - identify and reference the documentary evidence to support the claim for level two status. <br />File the IG8 submission with supporting evidence. <br />How do we help you implement IG Toolkit submission? <br />Read more at: http://castleforce.co.uk/Compliance/Information-Governance-IG/<br />Enterprise Centre, University of Reading, L33 London Road Campus, Reading , Berkshire RG1 5AQ<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Castleforce IG team focus on helping health and social care providers navigate the complex and rapidly changing landscape of Information Governance in the NHS. <br />All of our IG consultants have prior experiences of working in all aspects of the NHS Information Governance including Data Protection, Information Security and IG Toolkit. <br />List of our IG leadership expertises:<br /><ul><li>IG Policies and Strategies
  6. 6. IG Assessment and Improvement Plans
  7. 7. Business Continuity Planning and Operations
  8. 8. IT Security
  9. 9. Risk Analysis and formulation of mitigating controls
  10. 10. Security Incident Management</li></ul>Castleforce IG Leadership Team <br />Read more at: http://castleforce.co.uk/Compliance/Information-Governance-IG/<br />Enterprise Centre, University of Reading, L33 London Road Campus, Reading , Berkshire RG1 5AQ<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>How do we deliver IG Toolkit assessment?</li></ul>Castleforce IG consultants will deliver a complete NHS IG Toolkit submission set will all relevant information gathered as per an agreed project plan. All information sources and techniques to gather evidences will be recorded. The conclusion and scores to be submitted in the toolkit will be agreed formally with senior management prior to submission. <br /><ul><li>How long is the project timeline?</li></ul>We provide clients an initial FREE non-obligation consultancy service to understand the level of compliance requirement and to assess the scale of work. Under the mutual agreement with our clients, we set up a completion target date so that the project will be undertaken in a focussed manner. <br /><ul><li>How much does it cost?</li></ul>Proven to be cost-effective in comparison to our competitors, we are committed to tailor for client’s requirement in each case. For a break-down of IG assessment cost, please call us now. <br /><ul><li>What’s the prospect for IG 2011-12?</li></ul>Early indications are that there will not be significant changes to the requirements within the next year (PSNC).<br /><ul><li>Additional info</li></ul>The Toolkit can be accessed at: www.igt.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk <br />6<br />Frequently Asked Questions<br />Read more at: http://castleforce.co.uk/Compliance/Information-Governance-IG/<br />Enterprise Centre, University of Reading, L33 London Road Campus, Reading , Berkshire RG1 5AQ<br />
  12. 12. THANK <br /> YOU<br />For further information on how Castleforce can help you with NHS IG Toolkit <br />Please contact us on<br />Tel : +44(0)118 907 1600 (Southern Office)<br />Tel: +44(0)151 203 1400 (Northern Office)<br />Email : info@castleforce.co.uk <br />
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