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Caldicott2 Implementation: National Update

Dame Fiona Caldicott National Data Guardian and Chairman of the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel spoke at today’s Information Governance conference on:

• Caldicott2: an update on implementation
• challenging and reporting on the state of information governance across the health and care system
• an update from the independent information governance oversight panel (IIGOP)
• moving the centre of gravity from not sharing to sharing
• reporting on progress

Dame Fiona gave a national update including on the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel’s key areas of focus for 2013-14 and the first annual report to the Secretary of State for Health which was published in January 2015 available here.

Dame Fiona said that the key message is still that the culture of health and social care with regard to peoples information must change. There is still a nervousness about sharing information. She said "we are concerned that any harm caused by not sharing is reduced but it is difficult to get evidence on this". Dame Fiona said "we want clinicians to use judgement about when information can safely be shared"

Dame Fiona also stated that data security of peoples increasing use of social media requires greater vigilance.

In conclusion Dame Fiona said that the system could do better and many of the things suggested 2 years ago have not been addressed.

Dame Fiona Caldicott’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

Dame Fiona Caldicott is the Chair of the Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust. Since September 2011 she has been the Chair of the Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel and in November 2014 Dame Fiona was appointed National Data Guardian by the Secretary of State for Health.   

Dame Fiona is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, having been Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychotherapy for the South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust.  She worked there as a Unit General Manager and as a Clinical and Medical Director in that Trust.
As President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1993-1996) she was also Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (1995-1996).  From 1996-1997 she chaired the Caldicott Committee on patient identifiable data for the National Health Service Executive, leading to the creation and appointment of a number of ‘Caldicott Guardians’ in all Providers in the NHS.

From 1996-1998, Dame Fiona chaired the working group of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics producing a report on Genetics and Mental Disorder.  She was a Trustee of the Nuffield Trust from 1999-2008 and has also served as President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Dame Fiona was Principal of Somerville College at the University of Oxford from 1996-2010 and served as a Pro-Vice Chancellor with responsibility for Personnel and Equality in the University for a number of years.

Dame Fiona is on the Council of Warwick University and of the United Nations University.

Future events of interest:

Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Wednesday 11 March 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Legal Masterclass: Confidentiality, Data Protection and Information Governance
Monday 20 April 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Tuesday 21 April 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Caldicott Guardians: National Annual Conference
Wednesday 6 May 2015 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Information Governance in Mental Health: Implementing Caldicott2 & the New Code of Practice on Confidential Information
Monday 11 May 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Cyber Security in Healthcare: Assuring and securing information in the NHS
Tuesday 12 May 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Tuesday 19 May 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre

Caldicott Guardian Training Course for Beginners
Tuesday 16 June 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Wednesday 1 July 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Legal Masterclass: Confidentiality, Data Protection and Information Governance
Friday 18 September 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Caldicott Guardian Training Course for Beginners
Tuesday 22 September 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London


Download: Dame Fiona Caldicott

10 March 2015

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