Unique Information Governance Game wins UKCHIP recognition.

London based change management and training consultancy Focus Games Ltd has gained recognition from the board of UKCHIP (UK Council for Health Informatics Professions) for its new product The IG Game™.

Patient information is protected by law and health professionals have legal and professional obligations to ensure that this information is dealt with correctly.

Information Governance (IG) is an important issue for NHS staff but the official guidelines and requirements are long and complex. This complexity can make it difficult to interest staff in IG issues and implement any changes.

The IG Game™ is a simple scenario-based board game designed to help general practice and pharmacy staff address IG issues quickly and effectively. The scenario questions in The IG Game™ allow up to 14 players to have a series of open debates among themselves and arrive at practical solutions relevant to them.

The 18 scenarios in the game translate the IG Toolkit and HORUS Matrix into everyday language and situations. This helps players to understand and then prioritise the activities needed to achieve an acceptable level of Information Governance. The game kit also contains tools and templates that allow practices and pharmacies to
track and measure their progress.

Director Andy Yeoman said “We are delighted that UKCHIP has recognised The IG Game™. It’s not easy for busy NHS staff to relate complex IG requirements to their daily working lives. The IG Game™ translates these complex requirements into a simple and practical toolkit. The game is fun to play and the planning tools allow the
practice to create and implement realistic IG action plans”

The game kits are delivered ready-to-use and are priced at £99 plus VAT and carriage. A version of The IG Game™ is being developed for use within PCTs and it will be available later in 2007.

Further information is available via sales@focusgames.co.uk and at www.focusgames.co.uk.

About Focus Games Ltd
Focus Games is a change management and training consultancy based in London. At the heart of their approach is Focus - The Change Game™, a powerful scenario-based board game that simplifies complexity and helps change the way that people work.

Focus Games Ltd works closely with NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) for whom they developed the Table-Top Challenge (TTC) which is a widely used tool for helping to engage frontline NHS staff with the potential benefits of new technologies. The TTC has also been recognised by the board of UKCHIP.

Focus Games Ltd
145-157 St John Street
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 207 038 2939
Fax +44 (0) 870 762 3212

Andy Yeoman - andy.yeoman@focusgames.co.uk
Melvin Bell - melvin.bell@focusgames.co.uk

The UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP) was formed in 2002 to promote professionalism in Health Informatics (HI). It operates a Registration Scheme for Health Informatics professionals who agree to work to clearly defined standards. Initially Registration is voluntary, although it is expected that, in the future, the NHS will expect anyone working in Health Informatics to be registered. Eventually it is envisaged that Statutory Registration will be introduced to protect the interests of the public registrar@ukchip.net

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