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The Caldicott Guardian in General Practice Summit

Conference Chair: Christopher Fincken Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council (Chairman 2012-2017)

Stacey Egerton Lead Policy Officer, Public Services Team, Strategic Liaison The Information Commissioners Office gave an update on GDPR and the Caldicott Guardian in General Practice covering:

  • Data protection Reform
  • Key messages and myths
  • Guidance update

Full powerpoint presentation

Stacey's Biography:

Stacey joined the Information Commissioners Office in 2012 and is currently a Senior Policy Officer within the Public Sector Team of the ICO’s Policy and Engagement Department. She engages with key stakeholders in the health, education and local government sectors, providing advice around information rights and data privacy.

Before joining the ICO, Stacey completed a Law degree and worked as a family law advisor and paralegal.

Christopher Fincken Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council (Chairman 2012-2017) and Dr Jonathan Duffet GP Moorfield House Surgery delivered an extended session on Developing your role as a Caldicott Guardian in General Practice.

Dr Duffet's powerpoint presentation

Christopher's Biography:

Christopher Fincken is an independent member of the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians (UKCCG) and was its Chairman from 2012-2017, working closely with the office of the National Data Guardian. He is currently involved in several collaborative initiatives, including working with the Information Governance Alliance, the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing, The Home Office and the Police.

He 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, the leading UK charity which provides home nursing care and hospice care for people with a terminal illness.

He was also an independent member of the National Information Governance Committee of the Care Quality Commission (NIGC - CQC) until it’s dissolution in 2015.

He has represented UKCCG at numerous events including those recently hosted by the Kings Fund and the Welcome Trust . He was a member of the NHS Protect Strategy Implementation Group and was a former member of the NHS Commissioning Board’s IG Professional Leadership Group and its successor the Information Governance Forum. 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 Guardians: National Annual Conference 2018
Monday 14 May 2018 
De Vere West One Conference Centre

Information Governance NHS Summit 2018: Ensuring Compliance with GDPR in Health and Social care
Friday 8 June 2018 
De Vere W1 Conference Centre

Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing in End of Life Care
Monday 25 June 
De Vere West One

Information Governance NHS Summit 2018: Ensuring Compliance with GDPR in Health and Social care
Monday 2 July 2018 
The Studio Conference Centre

The Caldicott Guardian 2018: Ethical Decision Making & The Duty of Candour
Thursday 12 July 2018 
Manchester Conference Centre

Caldicott Guardian Training Course
Friday 20 July 2018 
De Vere West One Conference Centre


23 March 2018


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