Information Governance Lead

up to £50,000 per annum
03 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Finegreen Consultant
Job Type
Finegreen are proud to be partnering with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). HQIP was established to promote quality in healthcare, and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on healthcare and patient outcomes. They are an independent organisation led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The Royal College of Nursing and National Voices. They work in partnership with patients and healthcare professionals to influence and improve healthcare practice at all levels.

The successful candidate will be joining an organisation which commissions, manages and promotes national and local programmes of quality improvement. This includes the National clinical audit and patient outcomes programmes, the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes and the National Joint Registry on behalf of NHS England and other healthcare departments and organisations. HQIP encourages wide use of robust data for quality improvement of care, offering patient choice, promoting patient safety, supporting revalidation and service accreditation, commissioning, service redesign, and research.

The organisation is now seeking to appoint an experienced Information Governance (IG) Lead, who will lead, co-ordinate and ensure the integrity of all HQIP’s information governance work.
This work includes:
  • Acting as the focal point for IG leadership within the organisation;
  • Providing specialist advice and technical support to IG activities and acting as a coordination point for the resolution and/or discussion of IG risk issues;
  • Developing and maintaining HQIP’s IG and record management/security policies; 
  • Ensuring implementation of policies and monitoring internal compliance in accordance with good practice and legislative requirements;
  • Leading the development and delivery of training and/or awareness in line with the Data Protection Act (DPA) or other legislative and regulatory requirements such as the General Data Protection Regulation.
This role is set within the following context:
HQIP commissions and manages providers for the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) and other review programmes. Commissioned providers take on the role of data processor to process audit data on behalf of the data controller. HQIP acts as the data controller on behalf of NHS England and other devolved nations in determining the purposes for and manner in which clinical audit data are processed and used.

HQIP enacts its responsibility to ensure that all commissioned data processors meet legal and contractual IG and information security requirements, as well as providing support and advice to enable the data processors wherever possible. HQIP has a specific role to work collaboratively with our data processors when accessing data from other data controllers such as NHS Digital.

The successful candidate:
Higher Degree in Management/Health related field or other relevant experience;
  • Data Protection Qualification or Information Security Qualification ISEB qualification in Data Protection or Freedom of information (desirable);
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation such as Data Protection Act 1998 and forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Health & Social care act 2014, Caldicott and other related guidance;
  • Awareness of IG agenda on a regional and national scale particularly as it relates to health service research and data protection.
We are looking for someone to take on this exciting opportunity on either a 12 month fixed term contract or alternatively on a secondment basis. If you would like to develop your IG experience in a healthcare setting and you have the relevant skills and experience, please contact our recruitment partner The Finegreen Group and contact Zoe Allen for a confidential discussion about this exceptional opportunity on 0161 416 6086.

Please note, all direct and third party applications will be forwarded to Finegreen for inclusion in their assessment process.