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IG Toolkit Consultancy

Improve your chances of supplying the NHS and meet the requirements of the Department of Health and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) by maintaining compliance with the IG Toolkit.

The Information Governance (IG) Toolkit enables NHS suppliers and partners to assess themselves against the Department of Health’s Information Governance policies and standards. Produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), compliance with the IG Toolkit ensures that the integrity and confidentiality of patient data is protected, and enables organisations to supply to NHS clients (and connect to the N3 network).

Are you supplying or planning to supply products or services to the NHS?

IT Governance has a decade of experience helping clients to comply with the vast array of information security and governance requirements. We have the consultancy expertise to provide assistance to all organisations involved in the NHS, including:

  • General suppliers to the NHS
  • Commercial Third Parties
  • Business Partners

The NHS Information Governance (IG) Toolkit 14 (ITGv14) has many requirements, depending on the type of organisation using the toolkit, classified under six initiative areas, which means that achieving compliance can be time-consuming and demanding.

IG Toolkit FastTrack™

Get compliant fast! If you are a small business, the FastTrack service helps you meet the HSCIC requirements quickly and effectively at a fixed price for either Commercial Third Parties or Business Partners.

IG Toolkit Health Check

An on-site, two-day assessment service designed to help medium-sized to large Commercial Third Parties and Business Partners to assess their current level of compliance against the specific requirements of the HSCIC and IG Toolkit, for a fixed price.

Have you recently suffered a data breach?

Our specialist IG Toolkit advisory team can help you take fast remedial action and recover from the consequences of a breach with the smallest possible business disruption. Our experienced professionals are able to deal with your case in confidence, providing the support you need to get back to business as usual within the shortest possible timeframe.

Our services include the following:

  • Assistance with registration on the IG Toolkit HSCIC portal.
  • Assistance completing the Information Governance Statement of Compliance (IG SoC)
  • IG Toolkit health check/gap analysis.
  • Confidentiality audits.
  • Review, development and updates of existing documentation, policies and procedures.
  • Information governance staff awareness training.
  • Development and implementation of an IG Toolkit improvement plan.
  • Supporting the management of your day-to-day IG issues.
  • Assistance with IG-related activities with your third-party service providers.
  • Providing support for ongoing work in all IG subject areas.


"Today we had our approval notification and can proceed with our business plans with NHS authorities; it’s fair to say we couldn’t have achieved it so quickly on our own!"

Jayne Watkins, Quality Education Solutions


Our expertise will help you ensure continuous, business-as-usual compliance

Where there is non-conformity, organisations need to implement appropriate measures (e.g. assign responsibility, put in place policies, procedures, processes and guidance for staff) to raise governance standards through year-on-year improvements.

IT Governance can help your organisation develop your IG Toolkit improvement plan for the first time, or provide ongoing support to help facilitate continuous compliance with the requirements of the IG Toolkit, on time and within budget.

Achieve IG Toolkit compliance in the shortest possible time.

Call IT Governance now on 0845 070 1750 to find out how we can assist you.

IG Toolkit Documentation Templates

A full set of handy documentation templates, designed for either Business Partners or Commercial Third Parties, to help you comply with the latest requirements of the NHS IG Toolkit v14.

We can help you comply, whatever your requirements are

Our consultancy service speeds up the process of satisfying IG Toolkit requirements, helping you to answer the questions and gather the evidence you need to demonstrate conformity.

Ensure ongoing compliance with our Annual IG Toolkit maintenance plan

To ensure ongoing compliance with the IG Toolkit, we are able to provide ongoing support in three ways:

  • IG Toolkit maintenance, which will advise on corrective and preventive actions, document updates and risk reviews.
  • Our internal auditing service will assess that the plans you have put in place are working as expected and, where necessary, advise on how they can be improved.
  • Ongoing legal advice, support and assistance.

Avoid the potential consequences of non-compliance.

Failure to comply with the IG Toolkit can have severe consequences.

  • Withdrawal of Care Records Service.
  • Enforcement action by the Information Commissioner, in the event of a data breach.
  • Adverse effects on Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration.
  • An impromptu inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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Find out now how to sign up for an annual IG Toolkit maintenance plan. Email or call us on +44 (0) 845 070 1750.

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