Information Governance for Health Research

The Information Governance Toolkit known as IGT is the way in which the Department of Health seeks assurance that Patient Information is managed and treated securely. An IGT is required for research in a number of instances.

  1. Access to patient information without consent
  2. Obtaining data from NHS Digital (DARS)
  3. Obtaining data from an organisation that has does not hold consent, or data that originates from NHS Digital

If your project covers any of the above, you will need an IGT.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences Information Governance Steering Group (FMS IGSG), has approved the Information Governance Toolkit Framework (IGTF). This framework is how the University will deliver toolkits across the University. 

If you think your work needs an IGT then please contact Wendy Craig, Information Security Officer(MedSci);