Information Governance Toolkit 10 – (Version 14) for Dentists

 IG10? – A Guide for GDPs to this confusing but necessary obligation.

Providers of NHS dental services are contractually required to comply with Information Governance Toolkit 10 – IG10 version 14.  Kent LDC (KLDC) has worked with the South of England Commissioning Support Unit for IG 10 to help dentists comply with this and this department is run by Christine Smith.

The requirements list is available here and is an abridged version of the main document.  These are the only parts of the full version that practices are required to comply with and compliance is therefore much easier than in the original full version.

The document has been broken down into 3 areas:

  • Information Governance Management (paragraphs 114, 115, 116 and 117)
  • Confidentiality and Data Protection Assurance (paragraphs 209,212,213 and 214)
  • Information Security Assurance (paragraphs 304,316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321 and 322)

Embedded within this requirements list are all the documents you might need to either read or print off.  There are patient information leaflets and template polices that you can populate and dedicate to your practice.  There are also documents included which lay out your legal responsibilities.

Although the NHS England Local Office may ask you whether you have complied with IG10 requirements in the routine practice inspection it is more likely that it will be the CQC who ask you to produce specific proof or having complied.

If any provider needs any help with the completion of IG10 Version 14 then please contact Christine Smith’s office on:

South East CSU Service Desk   03000 424242

Or email

Information Governance Toolkit 02- Kent Local Dental Committee~ Feb 2017