Employer Benefits


There are strategic benefits for NHS organisations of having trained, qualified staff in health informatics...

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Individual Benefits


Membership of IHRIM brings many benefits in the form of professional support and sharing of...

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IHRIM Mission


IHRIM is committed to advancing the Health Records, Information Management, Clinical Coding...

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Organisational Benefits of having IHRIM Qualified Staff

The IG Toolkit has been replaced for 2018/19 by the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.  The new toolkit reflects current legislative and policy requirements for protecting patient data.  Organisations are required to publish an assessment using the new toolkit by 31 March 2019.  The following NHS organisations – acute, mental health, ambulance and community service providers – are also required this financial year to publish a baseline assessment by the end of October 2018.

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit enables organisations to measure and publish their performance against the National Data Guardian’s ten data security standards, introduced in the National Data Guardian review of data security, consent and opt-outs.

Staff with roles in Informatics (IT and Information areas), Medical Records, Clinical Coding & Information Governance are required to show training in these specialist areas and IHRIM can help organisations to achieve this.  Junior staff can be assessed for Certificates of Technical Competence; more senior staff can sit IHRIM's exams at Foundation, Certificate and Diploma level.  Studying for these qualifications brings a greater level of knowledge and expertise to NHS staff working in the fields of health informatics in health records (electronic or paper), information governance, information quality, clinical coding, audit, etc.  IHRIM is the Awarding Body for the National Clinical Coding Qualification (UK).

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