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IRMS Groups Events Autumn 2016

Friday, 23 September 2016

There are a number of IRMS Groups events coming up in the next few weeks – details below.

Thursday 29 September, 5:30pm-8:00pm

OFWAT, Bloomsbury Street, London

IRMS London: “What’s Past is Prologue”

IRMS London is pleased to welcome David Ryan, a Director in Information Assurance, who will be proposing some exciting thoughts and ideas on what Information Management will look like in the future. In the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death, and using a selection of well-known quotes from his work, he will reflect on what the next few years might bring to the world of information management, from holographic user interfaces to the real possibilities of a data driven workplace, and put forward some approaches for responding to these challenges.

Friday 07 October, 9:30am-3:30pm

Westminster Archives, St Ann’s Street, London

IRMS Public Sector: Selling Records Management

We are delighted to welcome Naomi Jane, Laura Bailey and Alison North as the speakers for our next event, for which the theme is ‘Awareness’. In order for our organisations to benefit from our skills and the work that we do, we need an understanding of 3 different types of awareness: self-awareness, technology awareness and professional & business awareness. The event will culminate in a roundtable discussion between speakers and attendees. Sponsored by AN Information Limited.

Friday 28 October, 9:30am-4:30pm

New Register House, West Register Street, Edinburgh

IRMS Scotland: CPD in IRM

Following on from the last event to promote IRM and re-branding the records manager to #lookthepart, we are now offering a day dedicated to you and your development to #bethepart. Our recent survey highlighted an interest in finding out more about CPD and accreditation so we’ve put together a fantastic line-up of speakers to tell you all about what’s on offer, including Alan Bell from Dundee, Fionnuala Cousins from RGU, and Martin Halvey from Strathclyde, as well as representatives from IRMS and CILIP to discuss the benefits of personal accreditation.

Monday 07 November, 9:00am-3:00pm

Junction 24, Market Way, Bridgwater

IRMS SharePoint Practitioners and South West: A SharePoint Feast with a Side Order of Data Protection

The 2Ms are delighted to announce the next SPPG event in collaboration with the IRMS South West Group. Presenters for the day include Melody and Michele, Andrea Binding and Darren Cole from Somerset Council, Marek Samaj from Microsoft, and Michael Willis from the Northern Ireland Local Government Policy Commission.  As an extra treat, the SharePoint loose women (and men) will be holding a SharePoint Agony Panel where you can bring your SharePoint issues (good and bad) to the table for discussion. Sponsored by Automated Intelligence.

And that’s not all – watch this space for more events being announced in the coming weeks!

Joint SPPG and SWIRMS event - 7th November 2016

Tuesday, 06 September 2016

The SharePoint Practitioners Group and South West Group have decided to hold a joint event at the end of the year entitled,

A SharePoint Feast with a Side Order of Data Protection

To book your place on this FREE event please click here and click the green register button. Details of the event are below.


SPPG Event Menu



Arrival and registration



Welcome and Introduction – detailed agenda for the day


Lets get cooking

Information Management Speed Dating



The importance of aligning ICT and IM Strategy for Transformation

Darren Cole – Strategic ICT Manager. Somerset County Council (SCC)


SharePoint Online

Marek Samaj - Microsoft


Coffee Break and networking


Soup & FISH Course

What has a FATFISH and Spaghetti got to do with Information Management Transformational Change?  A SharePoint journey to the cloud (to include live demonstration)

Andrea Binding – Corporate Records Manager SCC

Michele Noad – IM Transformation Consultant – currently working with SCC

AI Syncpoint Demonstration

Melody Allsebrook – AI SharePoint Business Analyst


Lunch – break out and networking


Main Course

SharePoint Agony Panel- Bring your SharePoint problems to the table

Panel to include a SharePoint Enterprise Architect, Technical and Engagement Expertise





Are you ready for Brexit?(Main Room)-  Melody Allsebrook

Session available for speaker/workshop (Breakout Area)



How can O365 support compliance with FOI? Main Room

Michael Willis– Northern Ireland Local Govt Policy Commission –

EDRM steering group

How to Build a Business Case for IM Transformation

an interactive session – Michele Noad(Breakout Area)


After Dinner Mints

Wrap up the days sessions - and pay the bill



Records Management for the Public Sector

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Information Commissioner’s Office is hosting a webinar ‘Records Management for the Public Sector’ on Thursday 8 September.

Please see our events page for further details.


Calling all new information professionals!

Monday, 08 August 2016

Are you in the first three years of a career in information and records management? Whether you’re a current student or recently qualified, employed or self-employed we want to hear from you… there’s no age limit, and there’s a fantastic prize on offer!

Kindly sponsored by renowned IRM expert Alison North for an eighth year running, the IRMS New Professionals Award recognises the thoughts and observations, insight and expertise of those who have recently joined the profession.

Ours is an increasingly-diverse and rapidly-evolving industry, and it’s easy for those with less experience to feel overawed. This award demonstrates the value the IRMS puts on the fresh perspectives that those who are just starting out in the sector can bring.

And one of the best ways to share and develop that wisdom with like-minded folks is by attending the IRMS Conference – an annual gathering of 400 information professionals in fantastic venues across the country, expertly organised by our partners Revolution Events.

So whatever your line of study or work, and whatever you want to write about – personal experiences, contemporary issues, the state of the profession, or your vision of the future – just submit a written piece of 1500-2000 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 December 2016, and you could be the winner of a fully-paid place at #IRMS17 in Glasgow!

Want to book for Conference early? That’s a great idea – discounted Super Early Bird rates are available via until 30 September – and don’t worry, we offer an alternative prize of equivalent cash to spend on your professional development. Not only that, there are prizes for up to 2 runners-up as well.

So get your thinking cap on… if you need some inspiration, why not check out the previous winners’ articles on the IRMS website? Good luck!

New RM Code of Practice for Health and Social Care published

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
The Information Governance Alliance (IGA) is delighted to announce the publication of the new Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016. 
The IGA was asked by the Department of Health at the end of 2014 to lead a long-awaited review of the Code of Practice. A project group of records managers and information governance specialists from across health and social care - including IRMS Training and Representation Director Emily Overton - has been working together over the past 18 months to quality-assure and (where necessary) make changes to existing guidance.
The new Code provides answers to common questions about records management that have been asked to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC – NHS Digital from 01 August 2016), the National Archives and the Department of Health since 2009. The Code also includes changes to policy and legislation where applicable and has incorporated the evolution of the digital health record.

The new Code of Practice is available here -
The IRMS is pleased to have supported this important work, and our involvement demonstrates our commitment to representing our members in - and contributing to - the development of the profession.

If you have any queries about the IGA and its work, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any questions about the content of the Code, emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject as 'IGTK 3rd line Records Management'.


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