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Caldicott Guardian's Perspective from a Mental Health Trust from The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians

Christopher Fincken, Chair, The UK Council of Caldicott Guardians and Member, National Information Governance Committee Care Quality Commission discusses a Caldicott Guardian’s Perspective from a Mental Health Trust at today’s conference. In his presentation Christopher discusses:

  • my experience as a Caldicott Guardian working with Mental Health patients and professionals
  • the process of ethical decision making in practice
  • balancing best interest of patients with wider considerations of the interests of society
  • sharing information with Carers and Relatives
  • case studies and examples of decision making

Christopher Fincken’s Biography:

Christopher Fincken is Chairman of the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians (UKCCG), and was a Caldicott Guardian for over ten years in an Acute NHS Hospital Trust serving a cathedral city and large rural population before volunteering as a Caldicott Guardian for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the leading UK charity which provides home nursing care and hospice care for people with a terminal illness.

He is also an independent member of the newly formed (2013) National Information Governance Committee of the Care Quality Commission ( NIGC - CQC).

He represented UKCCG on the NHS Protect Strategy Implementation Group and was a member of the NHS Commissioning Board’s IG Professional Leadership Group. He was also Chair of the Honest Broker PIA Steering Group and a member of the cross government data sharing workshop addressing barriers to information sharing in relation to gang violence. He has a particular interest in Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences on Domestic Violence (MARAC’s) and Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and is the author of “Striking the Balance”, guidance for information sharing in relation to Domestic Violence published by the Department of Health. 

He combines a deep knowledge of the challenges that real life presents with a passion to understand and unravel problems to try and find the best solution. He writes, lectures, and provides innovative, memorable and challenging training all based on practical experience! In addition he provides advice and guidance to an extensive range of organisations both local and national on Caldicott Guardian, confidentiality, information sharing, information governance and data protection.

Future conferences of interest:

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

Tuesday 22 September 2015, London

Tuesday 17 November 2015, London

Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Wednesday 1 July 2015, London

Monday 12 October 2015, London

Tuesday 1 December 2015, London

Download: Christopher Fincken full presentation

11 May 2015


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