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G-CLOUD provider meets NHS IG Toolkit requirements

By F D ( Tito ) Castillo, on 21 May 2013

Following our earlier post that epilab-SS service now meets the NHS criteria for information security and governance (Level 2). We can confirm that AIMES Grid Services CIC Ltd, the data centre provider for epiLab-SS, have recently been notified that their submission to NHS Information Governance Toolkit team has been reviewed and found to meet their requirements. This means that, in addition to their pre-existing ISO-27001 certification and G-Cloud Assured Services, AIMES  now also meets the NHS criteria for information security and governance (Level 2).

AIMES status can be viewed here

epilab-SS status can be found here.

This will add to the dual certification (cloud/institution) model of information security assurance that we have been collaborating on and we look forward to improving it even further during future projects.

NHS Information Governance Toolkit success

By F D ( Tito ) Castillo, on 23 April 2013

The epiLab-SS secure service has recently been notified that it has successfully achieved “Level 2” compliance to the NHS information governance toolkit. This toolkit, based on the ISO-27001 information security standard, is a standardised assurance process that is mandated for all NHS organisations. Universities and other academic research groups have recently been required to adopt the toolkit to address aspects of personal information handling, in particular where access to unconsented identifiable datasets. More information on the epiLab-SS compliance can be found at the following link.