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GDPR Accountability in Healthcare

Training dates throughout the year:

Friday 22 Oct 2021
Tuesday 14 Dec 2021
Thursday 3 Feb 2022

We are pleased to offer the option to attend this masterclass as a virtual online course; find out more about our Virtual Training.

Since the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, and it’s more recent morphing into the UK GDPR, all organisations have been required to demonstrating accountability to the regulation’s six key principles.

This course will help key players in healthcare organisations understand what this means for them and how to achieve it. 

It will reflect for healthcare on what the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said in 2019 at the Information Commissioner’s Office annual Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference:

“Accountability encapsulates everything the GDPR is about. It enshrines in law an onus on companies to understand the risks that they create for others with their data processing, and to mitigate those risks. It formalises the move of our profession away from box ticking or even records of processing, and instead seeing data protection as something that is part of the cultural and business fabric of an organisation. And it reflects that people increasingly demand to be shown how their data is being used, and how it’s being looked after.”

Elizabeth Denham

It will demonstrate the key areas of accountability and support delegates in meeting them, including:

  • Data protection policies
  • Data protection by design and by default
  • Data protection impact assessments
  • Contracts for suppliers processing personal data
  • Records of processing activities
  • Implementing appropriate security measures
  • Data breach management
  • Appointing a Data Protection Officer
  • Adhering to codes of conduct (or similar schemes)
  • When, how and if to use consent
  • Rights of data subjects

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the legislative backdrop to GDPR accountability
  • Participation in practical exercises relating to demonstrating accountability
  • Open discussion of key points and issues in relation to the GDPR accountability
  • Cross-referencing to the Data Security and Protection Toolkit, and identifying gaps
  • Most importantly, supporting delegates to discuss any of their own issues

Facilitated by:

Andrew Harvey

Independent Information Governance Consultant and Fellow of the Information and Records Management Society

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

In-house Training

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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