Act Now Launches New Certificate in IG for Health and Social Care

Act Now Certificate in Information Governance

Today ANT launched a new style of certificate course. It’s not a one day course, it’s not a practitioner certificate – it fits in between the two and is intended as a primer in all aspects of information law for the Health and Social Care sector.

The course runs for a period 3 months and uses blended learning. Students can work online and in their own time (either at home or at work) by submitting written assignments and doing online tests. There is no final exam. The course uses continuous assessment to determine the award.

There are 3 teaching days which are each followed by an online knowledge check and an assignment. Subjects covered include Data Protection (GDPR), Freedom of Information, Records Management, Cyber Security, Incident Management, Training in IG and demonstrating compliance. A detailed course structure is available on our website.

The course was developed after consultation with Blackpool Victoria Hospital and a well known NHS expert and consultant, Paul Couldrey, who will be delivering the training. Victoria Hospital have made a significant contribution to the syllabus from a user perspective.

Paul is seen as an NHS leader in Information Governance compliance.  He is the former Head of IG for NHS Central Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (CMCSU), which supports over 10 CCG and overseas health authorities to comply with legislation. He is qualified in information law at Masters level, and has spoken at numerous national conferences about information governance.  He was also the Black Country contributor to the Caldicott Review published in June 2013.

We expect demand for this course to be high. IG in the health sector places a heavy workload on IG teams. Newcomers in the sector need to be brought up to speed as quickly and effectively as possible. This course provides that opportunity and also a certificate to demonstrate competence. The first public course starts in late April with the teaching days in Manchester in May, June and July. The course can also be delivered in house.

Take a look at the new IG cert on our website.

Act Now Training runs many courses in all aspects Information Governance. With courses starting from as little as £20, we have a range to suit all requirements. From e-learning, full hour webinars, all the way up to expert level Practitioner courses that are accredited, we have something to suit your requirements. All our courses are flexible and can be delivered in house at your premises. Please get in touch for a bespoke quote.


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