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Information Sharing & The Police: Caldicott Principles & Information sharing between the police and health services for prevention, early intervention and care purposes

Thursday 29 Sep 2022


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This conference focuses on Information sharing between the police and health services for prevention, early intervention and care purposes. The conference look at principles of information sharing and understanding when to disclose and when not to, the conference will include case studies from proactive information sharing for example in domestic violence cases for early intervention, and also reactive information sharing when an incident has occurred.

“Information sharing is a vital element of policing and protecting the public. Police forces across England are looking to work more collaboratively with health services and other public and private sector organisations to improve the delivery of services.Such sharing is essential for early intervention and preventative work, for safeguarding and promoting welfare and for public protection.”

Putting information sharing at the heart of collaborative working. Information sharing between the police and health services for prevention, early intervention and care purposes national guidance

"NHS staff work in healthcare to help remove fear from people’s lives in times of health crisis, to help them at their lowest ebb. Imposing a duty to report on our patient’s runs counter to this and risks the public not seeing a health professional for fear of non-health consequences.”

Doctors’ Association UK vice-chair Dr Dolin Bhagawati Oct 2021

“NHS organisations are willing to share information based on seriousness of case and appropriate police authority level but are concerned about fishing expeditions in comparison with genuine requests in potential homicide cases.”

National Crime Agency & UK Caldicott Guardian Council

“Our existing standards are clear that doctors should share confidential information with the police when it is in the public interest to do so. However, in line with their legal duty of confidentiality, this involves careful judgement about what to share to satisfy the intended purpose, striking a balance between individual and community rights.”

Professor Colin Melville, medical director and director of education and standards GMC, October 2021

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve information sharing between the police and health/social care services
  • Learn from outstanding practice in effective information sharing
  • Reflect on national Caldicott developments and the National guidance on information sharing with the police
  • Improve the way decisions are made in your service using Caldicott principles
  • Learn from case studies in Emergency Care, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Mental Health, and Missing Persons 
  • Develop your skills in proactive and reactive information sharing with the police
  • Understand how you can improve information sharing around domestic violence and safeguarding
  • Identify key strategies for supporting people in crisis through information sharing
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest legal developments including implications of GDPR in this area
  • Understanding when a request is reasonable and dealing with unsubstantiated police requests
  • Proactive information sharing with police to improve care and support 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice and police perspectives
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair & Speakers Include:

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

Dr Jeremy Lewis

Caldicott Guardian & Consultant in Acute Medicine
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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, Schools & 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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