NHS Information Governance Toolkit (IG Toolkit)
The United Kingdom’s National Health Service Department of Health (NHS DH) developed the Information Governance Toolkit (IG Toolkit) to provide best practices and guidelines around data governance for organizations that have access to, process, and store NHS healthcare data. These organizations include healthcare service providers, commissioners, and suppliers/vendors. The NHS IG Toolkit allows organizations to assess themselves or be assessed against information governance policies and standards.
We’ve published a Google Cloud whitepaper that discusses the compliance landscape for UK health data and, for organizations accessing patient data in England, an overview of NHS and the IG Toolkit. We look at the shared responsibility model for security and compliance and examine the different roles our customers and Google have in managing these functions. We demonstrate in the whitepaper how we have implemented the NHS toolkit requirements and how we can help our customers meet their applicable requirements.