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Caldicott Guardian Training: All you need to know

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Caldicott Guardian Training covering everything you need to know.

What is a Caldicott Guardian?

“A senior person, preferably a health professional, should be nominated in each health organisation to act as a guardian, responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient information.” This recommendation was accepted and since 1998 every NHS organisation has been required to have such an individual in post. From 2002 local authorities were required to appoint a Caldicott Guardian to ensure that confidential information was protected well and shared wisely in social care. The role has since spread to other organisations in health and social care, and in associated sectors including prisons and the Ministry of Defence (A Manual for Caldicott Guardians 2017).

Our Caldicott Guardian training course covers all you need to know. For more advanced training, check out our Caldicott Guardian Training: Deep-dive Course.

Caldicott Guardian Training Course Overview
Are you a new Caldicott Guardian (CG) or need a refresher? Then this is the right training course for you. This one day, in depth course that takes you through the role of the Caldicott Guardian the Caldicott Guardian principles, and/or staff who work in support of the role. We cover role specific topics, and walk through the challenges of information sharing for direct care as well as the relationship between the Senior Information Risk Owner, Data Protection Officer and the Information Governance team. We will look at best practices for reporting to the Board or Governing Body and implementing the Caldicott reviews across the organisation.  


Caldicott Guardian Training Course Programme

9.15 - 9:30Refreshments and Registration
9.30 - 10:00Welcome and goals for the day
10.00 - 11:30The Caldicott Principles.
Strict need to know basis means..
The role of the Caldicott Guardian and responsibilities
Working Relationships; Caldicott Guardian vs Senior Information Risk Owner(SIRO) & Data Protection Officer (DPO).
Support for the Caldicott Guardian
National Data Reviews and the Data Security Standards.
What is the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.
The importance of Leadership in the Caldicott Guardian role.
11.30 - 11:45Refreshments
11.45 - 13:00What do you think is 'good' Information Governance?
How does 'good' Information Governance contribute to a great service for all?
Internal Information Governance Structure. Information Governance Groups and who should attend.
Caldicott Logs
Data Quality
13.00 - 13:30Lunch
13.30 - 14:45Scenario: Data Breach – Inappropriate Access.
What can you do to protect yourself?
The Legal Framework.
What is Personal and Special Category Data?
14.45 - 15:00Refreshments
15.00 - 16:30Scenarios: Sharing Information
Sharing for Direct care, Subject Access Request, Disclosure, Public Interest.
Discussion; Anonymisation, Pseudonymistion and Encryption.
What the Caldicott Guardian did next?
16.30Summary and Final Questions
Caldicott Guardian Training Dates


Manchester12th November 2019Sold Out - 'Waiting List Available'
Cardiff10th December 2019Places Available
London14th January 2020Places Available
Manchester12th February 2020Places Available
Cardiff12th March 2020Places Available

Cost                    £375 + VAT per delegate

Want to know more about our Caldicott Guardian Trainers?

Our Trainers are amazing, between us we have over 100 years of experience working in information Governance.

In House Training - Also Available

Leadership Through Data provide bespoke training courses that are custom made to your needs. Bespoke courses provide an exclusive learning and development opportunity which is cost effective.

If you did not find the course you are looking please contact us and we can discuss and design the right course for you. For a no obligation quote, email or call 07931566007 or 01206 807267

All prices include the attendance of 15 delegates, a course workbook, additional reading, slide handouts, an LTD delegate folder, a pen and a CPD certificate. If booked in advance, we offer a 4 week after care package.


Q & A

When will I be advised of the venue location?

Exact location are sent out via email, two weeks before the course, we would therefore advise you not to book accommodation until the venue is confirmed.

What happens if the course is cancelled?

We will always offer you another course date, to ensure you don’t miss out however, if you are unable to attend further dates, we will offer you a refund. See full terms and conditions.

Do you offer any course discounts?

Yes we offer a 10% discount if you book multiple people from the same organisation, at the same time.

Will I get a recognised qualification?

As part of our accreditation with the CPD accreditation group, you will receive 6 CPD points for each course attended.