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Caldicott Guardian Training Course

Training dates throughout the year:

Tuesday 12 Jul 2022
Wednesday 10 Aug 2022
Tuesday 6 Sep 2022
Tuesday 11 Oct 2022
Tuesday 15 Nov 2022
Wednesday 7 Dec 2022

Find out more about virtual attendance

This one day course provides practical Caldicott Training for both new and more experienced Caldicott Guardians, their deputies and others, involved in applying the Caldicott Principles across a wide range of organisations. It provides sound foundations for those seeking to expand their understanding of the Caldicott Guardian Role, and its function within Information Governance, and inspiration as to how it can be implemented and developed in their own organisations. The content is based on the latest national guidance including the Caldicott Guardian Manual.  A range of topics are covered including: the ethical and legal considerations in information sharing, confidentiality, handling requests from the Police, domestic violence, relatives, assurance and the regulators.  Handouts, Templates and other tools for decision making and recording decisions are provided. 

Christopher Fincken, Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council, (Former Chairman) facilitates the course, and brings over 18 years of personal experience of leading innovations in the application of the Caldicott Principles. This interesting and informative course is fully interactive; and participants in small groups will face a number of case study challenges throughout the day building personal knowledge, understanding and confidence. 

Released on 8th December 2020, the new 8th Principle 'Inform patients and service users about how their confidential information is used' is to make clear that patient and service user expectations must be considered and informed when confidential information is used, to ensure ‘no surprises’ about the handling or sharing of their data.

Feedback from previous delegates who have attended our virtual Caldicott Masterclasses:

"Clear, concise, easy to understand and deliverable"
"Very informative, very thorough, this is my 4th such training course since 2008 and one of the best"
"Really beneficial to aiding my understanding of the role of the Caldicott Guardian"
"Well structured, good pace, engaging through use of case studies."
"A difficult topic made interactive and interesting"
"Highly informative and covered a lot of areas in a very positive way."
"Fantastic approach, CF is very engaging. break out rooms were excellent. broad depth of knowledge"

"Considerable relevant information facilitated by a knowledgeable trainer "
"Comprehensive training that was thought provoking and inspiring."
"Honestly - it was one of the best I have ever attended! Would 100% recommend."
"This is a great session for anyone new to the role - explains the purpose and responsibilities well."
"Very useful. Trainer was incredibly knowledgeable and shared his experiences which built trust and rapport. "


This course supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Facilited by:

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

The Caldicott Masterclass is also available in house

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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