, the leading provider of information security and governance expertise, has launched two new IG Toolkit consultancy services to support the growing demand for Department of Health/NHS-compliant Information Governance (IG) Toolkit advisory services.
Produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), the IG Toolkit ensures that the integrity and confidentiality of patient data is protected. The IG Toolkit enables NHS organisations and partners to assess themselves against the Department of Health Information Governance policies and standards.
Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, says, “The healthcare sector received the highest number of monetary penalties from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over the last 20 months, with £505,000 of penalties issued for 15 data breach incidents. It is quite clear that it pays to be IG Toolkit-compliant. Our IG Toolkit consultancy offerings provide the ideal opportunity for organisations dealing with patient data to get their information governance arrangements up to scratch.”
IG Toolkit FastTrack™
builds on the proven formula developed through IT Governance’s flagship service, ISO27001 FastTrack™, and helps organisations achieve IG Toolkit compliance in as little as three months, for a one-off fee of £5,000. The FastTrack service has been designed for NHS Business Partners and Commercial Third Parties with fewer than 20 staff and with a single office location.
IG Toolkit Health Check
is an on-site, two-day assessment service, designed to help medium to large Commercial Third Party and Business Partner organisations to assess their current level of compliance against the IG Toolkit’s specific requirements.
Led by an expert team of specialists, the IG Toolkit consultancy service provides support and guidance to organisations of any size wishing to achieve an effective information governance and security capability appropriate to their business needs, resources and budget.
More information on IG Toolkit FastTrack™ is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk/shop/p-1672.aspx
and on IG Toolkit Health Check