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Information Governance

Parklands Medical Practice




Ian Taylor is overall Information Governance Lead.



The key responsibilities of the IG lead are:-


·       To ensure there is an up-to-date IG policy in place

·       To ensure that an Information Governance improvement plan is in place which identifies levels of compliance with current NHS IG requirements and any targets identified to progress to the next level of compliance

·       To ensure that the organisation’s approach to info rmation handling is communicated to all staff and made available to the public

·       To ensure staff are sufficiently trained to support their role

·       To co-ordinate the activities of staff given data protection, confidentiality and Freedom of information responsibilities

·       To monitor and audit the organisation’s info rmation handling activities to ensure compliance with law and guidance

·       To ensure that any new systems or processes comply with information security, confidentiality and data protection guidelines

·       To organise compilation and maintenance of an Information Asset register to protect the assets of the organisation

·       To undertake a risk assessment of the physical security of the premises and create an plan to mitigate any risks identified

·       To ensure that a mechanism is in place to record IG incidents and feedback to staff so that lessons can be learned

·       To ensure that the organisation submits their annual IG Toolkit Assessment

·       To support PCT monitoring visits




The day to day responsibilities for guidance to staff may also be undertaken by Fiona Purdie.








Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

Information Governance Lead












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