Any organisation that wants to supply products or services to the NHS must meet the requirements set out in the NHS Information Governance (IG) Toolkit.
The IG Toolkit is an online system which allows organisations to assess themselves or be assessed against information governance policies and standards. Organisations will need to upload compliant templates to the portal in order to comply.
There are different sets of requirements for different organisation types, but all organisations must assess themselves against requirements for:
- Management structures and responsibilities (e.g. assigning responsibility for carrying out the IG assessment, providing staff training, etc.).
- Confidentiality and data protection.
- Information security.
The requirements differ depending on your organisation type, so achieving compliance can be time-consuming and demanding.
IG Toolkit templates
To help ease this burden, we have created full sets 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.
If you’re looking to become an NHS business partner, take a look at these templates. Up to date with IG Toolkit v14, this toolkit has been designed and developed by leading IG Toolkit consultants to save you time and hassle when developing your own documents. Find out more >>
If you want to be an NHS commercial third party, you must comply with the information governance requirements of the IG Toolkit, which helps to regulate patient confidentiality and ensure data integrity. The templates in this toolkit contain all of the documents required in order to satisfy IG Toolkit requirements for CTPs. Find out more >>