About The Information Governance (IG) Toolkit


Key Questions: What is the IG Toolkit? What is information governance? What is the purpose of the IG Toolkit and information governance?

Information Governance is to do with the way organizations ‘process’ or handle information. It covers personal information, i.e. that relating to patients’/service users and employees, and corporate information, e.g. financial and accounting records.

The Information Governance Toolkit is a Department of Health (DH) Policy delivery vehicle that the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is commissioned to develop and maintain. It draws together the legal rules and central guidance set out by DH policy and presents them in in a single standard as a set of information governance requirements


  • What is information governance?
  • What is the IG Toolkit?
  • What are the information governance requirements?
  • What is the purpose of the information governance assessments?
  • Who has to carry out an information governance assessment?
  • When does the information governance assessment need to be done?
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About The IG Toolkit

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NHS Information Governance