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The Caldicott Guardian & Information Sharing in Mental Health

Wednesday 24 Nov 2021


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Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken, Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council, (Chairman 2012-2017) are pleased to announce this first National Conference which will focus on Information Sharing and Caldicott Principles in Mental Health Services. Following the success of our previous Caldicott Guardian National Conferences, and feedback from our regular Caldicott Training Masterclasses, this conference will focus on developing your role in improving communication and information sharing in mental health whilst complying with the Caldicott Principles and ensuring confidentiality for people using the services.

“Good information sharing is essential for providing safe and effective care.”

UK Government, December 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with fellow Clinicians, Caldicott Guardians and IG Leads working to ensure adherence to Caldicott principles in Mental Health services
  • Understand and reflect on decision making around information sharing
  • Reflect on a lived experience perspective, practical case studies of information sharing in mental health, and experiences of Caldicott Guardians 
  • Update your knowledge on legal issues and decision making principles
  • Understand how Mental Capacity impacts on decisions around information sharing 
  • Ensure frontline staff understand the Caldicott Principles and emerging Caldicott issues as a result of Covid-19
  • Explore your role in developing Multi Agency Information Sharing and GDPR Compliance across health, mental health and social care 
  • Understand when information can be shared with relatives, other professionals and services, and when it cannot
  • Reflect on disclosure to police with regard to safeguarding, criminal activity and missing persons 
  • Learn from established practice in the delivery of Caldicott Principles in Mental Health 
  • Understand the legal and ethical implications around information sharing, consent and the Duty of Candour
  • Ensure you understand the implications of information including the complexities of the ethical as well as legal considerations in how we handle data relating to vulnerable adults 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair and Speakers Include:

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

Supt. Stan Gilmour

Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit

James Downs

Patient Representative at Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS England Lived Experience Consultant & Peer Researcher

Dr Charlotte Harrison

Medical Director / Caldicott Guardian
South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

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. 

For the full benefits and all our virtual training titles click here

Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



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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