Local Public Services CIO Council
Multi-agency information governance – IG
toolkit convergence
Ralph McNally (Head of Local Public Services
Integration – Leeds City Council)
IGToolkit Project update –
Session objectives
1. “What and Who” - What has been happening and who is involved
2. “Why” - Explain the wider context and overlap …
3. “How” – Overview of the approach we are taking and latest
4. “When” and “Where Next”
IGToolkit - Project Overview
• Create the right environment to converge and coalesce IG/IA of both
Health and Local Government.
• Deliver this convergence in a sensible and pragmatic way
• Deliver in phases. Phase one was focused on the “here and now”.
– NHS IG Statement of Compliance
– IG Toolkit (Social Care delivery view)
– Make it easier to use our respective infrastructures (LA/PSN – Health
COIN/N3/N3 Spine)
• Broker “where next” – i.e. Future work and how that will happen
• The project has enjoyed national support and from a wide range of
stakeholders (see later)
IGToolkit - Stakeholders
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
The Cabinet Office (PSN Programme/GDS)
Department of Health
NHS England
Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
Local Chief Information Officers Council (LCIOC)
More recently - Office of the Government SIRO
• Actively supported with help and contributions from
– The PSN Programme (as was, now GDS),
– a wide range of local authorities groupings including the Association of Greater
Manchester Authorities
– The West Midlands IG Forum, Yorkshire and Humber equivalent
– A watching brief from the ICO.
A variety of drivers and other imperatives
• Legislation and pending legislation (Health and Social Care Act
2012, The Care Act 2014, Private Members Bill – Continuity of
• Caldicott 2 Recommendations
• Pioneer Projects (x14): Support for development of key building
blocks for Integrated Health and Social Care programmes
• Child Protection (Information Sharing project)
• To support a raft of other local initiatives as well as national
strategies requiring this approach….
• Need for a better way to support interoperability and service
integration (people, place and process levels)
• Combined challenges we face (austerity situation, rising demand for
services, ageing population)
“How” – Latest Progress
Rewrite of the IGT Social Care Delivery view completed (delivered in
June 2014) to create a single corporate view rather than Adult Social
Care service or Public Health perspective
Removes much of the confusion.
– (some LA’s have completed the Hosted Secondary Use Team Project view previously
but only for Public Health).
– instead of LA’s being subject to completing 40 requirements the number has been
reduced significantly to 28 and equivalence accepted (see separate slide deck) .
Series of workshops to produce the “where next” vision co-presented to
the National Information Board in August
New programme announced (sponsored by Mark Davies and to be
delivered by Mark Reynolds as lead Director) to carry the work forward
Full IG review announced as part of the programme to include the IG
Not as a direct consequence of this project but a number of linked
positive developments – e.g. Formation of the IG Alliance
Fundamental Message - Give and Take approach by all parties
The Advantages of V12
• Functional Improvements
– Simpler to Use – One compliance not many
– Reflects corporate rather than departmental responsibility
• Strategic Advantages
– Combination with PSN IA allows Local Authority to meet NHS
IA/IG requirements now.
– Allows considerations like the use of PSN infrastructure rather
than N3 for ‘everything’
– Prepares organisations for future changes in assurance
– Allows for rapid developments in integration and co-location etc.
– Allows for sharing of expertise, experience and resource
• Tactical Advantages
– Supports rapid adoption
– Streamlines current internal processes
– Avoids risks and costs of developing tactical solutions
“Where Next” thinking
• A proposed single IG framework for government
– beginning with local authority and the Health sector (paper
– based on legal basis for information exchange
– Defined “top-ups” rather than compliance with a whole regime
forced by one sector upon another.
• Programme now being recruited to and scoped over the
next 3 months or so (draft brief in preparation).
• Estimated 2 to 3 year project with a variety of key
considerations and dependencies
– Identifying and working through the complex dependencies and
timing issues
A Single Assurance Framework
Sector Specific
(e.g. CCG)
Sector Specific
(e.g. Adult
Social Services)
Health Requirements
Sector Specific
(e.g. Housing)
Baseline Requirements (Converged
PSN IA Conditions, IGSoC + IG
Questions ….
Should be directed to Ralph McNally
[email protected]
Further info : Toolkit Local Authority Help

Ralph McNally, Leeds City Council