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IG Toolkit Consultancy

Meet the requirements of the NHS, Department of Health and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) by maintaining compliance with the IG Toolkit.


The IG Toolkit enables NHS organisations and partners to assess themselves against the Department of Health’s Information Governance policies and standards. Produced by the HSCIC, the IG Toolkit ensures that the integrity and confidentiality of patient data is protected.

"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

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
  • NHS Business Partners

The NHS IG Toolkit 12 (ITGv12) has up to 45 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.

Have you recently suffered an unforeseen 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.
  • IG Toolkit health check/gap analysis.
  • Confidentiality audits.
  • Review, development and updates of existing documentation, policies and procedures.
  • 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.

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 assist your organisation with developing your IG Toolkit improvement plan for the first time, or to 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.

We can help you comply, whatever your requirements are.

Our consultancy service speeds up the process of satisfying IGT 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.

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

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