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Information Governance in Mental Health: Implementing Caldicott2 & the New Code of Practice on Confidential Information

Monday 11 May 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Information Governance in Mental Health: Implementing Caldicott2 & the New Code of Practice on Confidential Information

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“For Caldicott 2 to be truly effective we have to engender and support cultural change, and embed it permanently in our organisations.” Christopher Fincken, Chair UK Council of Caldicott Guardians 2014 

The conference will cover the new Health and Social Care Information Centre code of practice on confidential patient information which is due to be published in November 2014. “The code of practice aims to complete the picture, by providing good practice guidance to those responsible for setting and meeting organisational policy, on the handling of confidential health and care information (e.g. board members). The code will clearly outline the steps in the information-handling life-cycle which organisations must, should and may take to ensure that confidential information is handled appropriately.” HSCIC September 2014

The Government published “Information: to share or not to share” in response to the Caldicott Review over a year ago. The response states that “the government accepts all the recommendations of the Caldicott report and highlights that while information sharing is essential to provide good care for everyone, there are rules that must be followed.” Health and Social Care organisations should now be ensuring the recommendations are working in practice. This conference provides a practical guide to moving forward with Caldicott2 and the new code of practice specifically in a mental health setting in line with the recommendations from the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel and the new Information Governance Alliance. The conference will also include an essential legal update, an update on issues facing Caldicott Guardians in Mental Health including the topical issue of service user information sharing with police, information sharing across organisations, meeting the information governance toolkit in mental  health and information sharing and safeguarding. There will also be an extended legal update session.

“It has taken Dame Fiona Caldicott and her teams to grasp the nettle and to recognise the need for new models of confidentiality and ethics that fully support the delivery of both Health and Social care services in our modern world.”  Christopher Fincken, Chair UK Council of Caldicott Guardians 2014

Also of interest:

Stronger Code: Better Care Implementing the Changes to the Mental Health Act Code of Practice
Tuesday 12 May 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Masterclass: The Mental Capacity Act and Advance Decisions
Wednesday 13 May 2015 
Cavendish Conference Centre, London

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