Hytec’s hour-long webinar, which takes place on Wednesday 22 September at 11am, is dedicated to helping NHS trusts and other organisations that interact with the NHS understand the requirements of version 8 of the IG Toolkit (IGT). It will be presented by Hytec’s Senior Information Assurance Consultant, Robin Ingram, who has worked closely with Connecting for Health and the Department of Health for several years, providing them with feedback gained by helping organisations through the IGT process.
Mr Ingram said: “Since its release many have described version 8 as more rigorous than its predecessors. With organisations required to go into greater depth and provide more evidence about their policies, procedures and processes, many are finding it more challenging and time-consuming to complete.
“We decided to help take away trust’s headaches by hosting a dedicated webinar to explain the requirements of the IG Toolkit v8, and help them take the first steps towards completing their submissions.”
The webinar will start with a brief overview on how to complete version 8 of the IG Toolkit; the main focus, however, will be on the material changes within the requirements; specifically:
• Information governance management – including the IG management framework, partners and support and awareness and training
• Confidentiality and data protection assurance – including consent and offshore access
• Information security assurance – including secure networks
All health organisations and others that interact with the NHS must submit their IGT version 8 assessments by 31 March 2011. In addition, health trusts and Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) must submit their Baseline and Performance Update submissions by 31 October 2010.
About Robin Ingram
Robin is Hytec’s Senior Information Assurance Consultant. He works closely with Connecting for Health and the Department of Health, providing them with feedback gained by helping organisations through the IGT process.
Robin is a Member of the BSI Associate Consultant Programme, a Security Advisor to the London Public Services Network (LPSN), an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 27001 Internal Auditor and an ISO 27001 Implementer.
Hytec is the technology and infrastructure specialist arm of OLM Group. It creates technology environments that help NHS trusts improve their processes, become more efficient, productive and ultimately transform services.
Specialising in information security, infrastructure management, systems integration and mobile applications, Hytec works with health trusts in the design, implementation and operation of IT infrastructures and application platforms that support good information governance, data sharing and flexible working.
Hytec’s accreditations include ISO 27001 (information security management) and ISO 9001 (quality management). It is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a TigerScheme company, member of the BSI Consultant Programme and Socitm member.