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Data Protection Officer in Health and Social Care: What Good Looks Like

Fri, 13 Sep 2024

Virtual, Online

This practical workshop will cover the essential aspects of the requirement for health and social care bodies to have a Data Protection Officer as outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation and associated legislation and guidance. It will concentrate on the tasks the Data Protection Officer must disperse.

In 2018 both the General Data Protection Regulation and a new Data Protection Act were introduced in the UK, requiring health and social care bodies, by the nature of their work, to employ a Data Protection Officer. There is, to a certain extent, relatively clear guidance in the legislation as to what this role entails. This course, however, facilitated by two highly experienced professionals in the field, undertakes to highlight how to practically implement the requirements, introducing a practical approach to concepts such as Data Protection Impact Assessments / Privacy by Design and Data Breach Management.    

It will move beyond the letter of the legislation, to guide delegates towards the support that is available to them in the wider health and social arena and beyond in the dispersal of their duties as a Data Protection Officer.

Key Learning Objectives include understanding:

  • who can hold the role of DPO

  • understanding how the role can be constituted as an employee or contractor

  • the baseline knowledge of the Data Protection legislation required to carry out the role

  • the DPO’s role in the organisation and where it is situated in the management structure

  • the independence of the DPO

  • the tasks of the DPO, including, but not limited to: Informing the Data Controller / Processor of their, Data Protection obligations. Monitoring compliance with the legislation. The offering of Data Protection advice to the organisation’s employees. Liaising with the Information Commissioner’s Office

Facilitated by:

Mrs Tania Palmariellodiviney

Founder & Director
Data Privacy Simplified

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



(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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