Caldicott Guardian Training

Our 1 day CPD accredited course is one of only three training providers recognised by the UK Caldicott Guardian Council (www.ukcgc.uk) as meeting the requirements of the Caldicott Guardian role.

The Caldicott Guardian is an essential role in any health care, social care, Local Authority or NHS Partner. All NHS organisations and local authorities providing social services must have a Caldicott Guardian. A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient and service-user information, making sure it is used properly and enabling appropriate information-sharing. Our training meets the requirements within the Data Security and Protection Toolkit and aligns with the UK Caldicott Guardian Council’s manual.

This course is for all those who require refresher or up-to-date training, in the Caldicott Guardian role, either as a Caldicott Guardian, a deputy or an information governance professional working in support of the Caldicott Guardian.

Our Director Sandra is an experienced and active national Caldicott Guardian and the Stay Compliant team have extensive and practical expertise which we bring to our CPD accredited courses.

It is an interactive day with a number of case studies to help delegates understand what they should consider when making Caldicott decisions in order to provide confidence in this role. It is a practical, interactive course with detailed handouts to act as an aide memoire when you return to your organisation.

We cover a range of themes including:

  • Understanding the Caldicott Guardian role and to provide advice and guidance on fulfilling that role
  • How to comply with the 7 Caldicott Principles
  • Know what to consider before sharing information
  • The Data Security & Protection (DSP) Toolkit role for Caldicott Guardians
  • Enhancing your confidence in making Caldicott decisions
  • Access to Medical Records considerations
  • Learning from case studies of breaches by NHS and Social Care organisations
  • Checklists for Caldicott Guardians
In recent years the need for guardians has become ever more important. Data about people’s experiences of health and social care has huge potential for improving services and discovering more effective treatments and ways to provide care. Those benefits will not be realised without public trust. The Caldicott Guardians are a powerful force for good by making sure that organisations behave in a way that is trustworthy.

- Dame Fiona Caldicott, in the foreword of the UKCGC manual for Caldicott Guardians

Course Feedback

  • Very interesting and informative – thank you! (June 2019)
  • Really useful and great to have people participating from a range of different organisations and perspectives (April 2019)
  • I genuinely really enjoyed this course, I didn’t think I would!  Just thought it would be necessary to do but it made real sense and I felt involved and interested throughout (April 2019)

Course Tutors

Sandra Lomax

Whilst a Director of BLS Ltd, Sandra is also the Vice Chair for the UK Caldicott Guardian Council (UKCGC).

Prior to Stay Compliant, Sandra was the Assistant Director of Information Assurance at a large city council with a role of Caldicott Guardian for Adult Social Services.

Gary Baker

Gary is a retired Police Superintendent with 30 years experience in a large police force.

He is an accredited police Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) and has been the senior decision-maker in high profile police enquiries involving police information-rights and disclosure.

Learning Objectives

Key Learning Objectives for this course are:

  • Understand your role as a Caldicott Guardian
  • Assess your own organisations compliance with the Caldicott principles
  • Adhere to Caldicott Principle 6: “Comply with the Law” and Principle 7: “the Duty to Share”
  • Learn to recognise what are “Caldicott Decisions”
  • Enhance your confidence in making appropriate Caldicott decisions
  • Be aware of confidentiality and ethical considerations
  • Learn from case studies of breaches by NHS and Social Care organisations

Why Do Caldicott Guardians Need Training?

  1. NHS organisations have been required to have a Caldicott Guardian since 1998 and they were introduced into social care in 2002, mandated in England by Local Authority Circular: LAC(2002)2. The sharing of health information to benefit service users in social care is equally as important as it is in the NHS.
  2. Caldicott Guardians and Senior Information Risk Owners (SIROs) are distinct but complementary roles: Caldicott Guardians are primarily responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of personal information whilst SIROs have responsibility for understanding how the strategic business goals of the organisation may be impacted by any information risks, and for taking steps to mitigate them.
  3. Dame Fiona Caldicott, in her role as the National Data Guardian, along with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), highlighted the importance of specialist training for senior information leadership roles, including Caldicott Guardians and SIROs.

Below are extracts from Dame Fiona’s latest NDA report: Data Security Review, relating to training and its importance within the Health and Social care sector:

Properly trained and well-motivated staff are essential.
Annual role-appropriate training should be mandatory for all who work in health and social care, with bespoke additional training for people in leadership roles, such as Caldicott Guardians, SIROs and board members.
When considering what could help to address behavioural issues, consistent training, education and awareness emerged as being vital.
The human element is considered one of the most relevant threat factors and should be mitigated through tailored training for all staff.

Upcoming Caldicott Guardian Courses

Start Date Course & Details Location Price Status
10 September, 2019

Caldicott Guardian

Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
3 October, 2019

Caldicott Guardian

Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
5 November, 2019

Advanced Caldicott Guardian Masterclass – Day to Day Decisions

Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
6 December, 2019

Caldicott Guardian

Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
14 January, 2020

Caldicott Guardian

Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
21 January, 2020

Advanced Caldicott Guardian Masterclass – Day to Day Decisions

London (Address TBC) £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available
London (Address TBC) £375.00 exc. VAT Places Available