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Developing your skills as a New Caldicott Guardian

Tue, 26 Mar 2024

Virtual, Online

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Are you a new or aspiring Caldicott Guardian?

This conference is aimed at aspiring or new Caldicott Guardians who have been in post less than a year. There are now more than 22,000 Caldicott Guardians in place in health, social care and beyond.

Following the success of our previous Caldicott Guardian Events, and feedback from our regular Caldicott Training Masterclasses, this conference aims to bring new and aspiring Caldicott Guardians together to understand current issues and the national context, and to develop their role as an effective Caldicott Guardian. Chaired by Christopher Fincken, Member of the National Caldicott Guardian Council this conference will give you the opportunity to fully understand the role and function of the Caldicott Guardian, to develop your role as the Caldicott Guardian in the organisation, and to practice the skills involved in Caldicott Decision Making.

The conference will equip delegates with legal updates and learning from both experienced Caldicott Guardians and those recently appointed. There will also be a focus on planning for the role and developing your skills as a deputy or aspiring Caldicott Guardian.

“I am keenly aware of the vital part that Caldicott Guardians play in ensuring people’s data is used responsibly to support the delivery of better care. Having more staff in the system to advise on the ethical and legal aspects of data sharing benefits us all.”

Dr Nicola Byrne, National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care, 30th August 2022

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with fellow Caldicott Guardians and those working to deliver the Caldicott Role and Principles

  • Hear updates from the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care and the UK Caldicott Guardian Council

  • Learn from Caldicott Guardians about issues they are facing in practice

  • Understand and reflect on what makes an excellent Caldicott Guardian and what are the competencies required

  • Reflect on the ethics and morality within the role

  • Self assess and improve your decision making skills as a Caldicott Guardian

  • Understand how to manage difficult issues and ethical dilemmas for Caldicott Guardians

  • Be provided with practical tools and checklists that can support you in your role

  • Develop your skills and leadership as a Caldicott Guardian

  • Apply the Caldicott Principles in practice and learn from case studies in decision making

  • Understand the legal context and current issues

  • Reflect on the highs and lows of the role

  • Hear tips for aspiring Caldicott Guardians

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • 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

Speakers include:

Mr Christopher Fincken

UK Caldicott Guardian Council, Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

Dr Koravangattu Valsraj

Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Medical Directorate and Deputy Caldicott Guardian
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Dr Arjun Dhillon

National Caldicott Guardian Council

Dr Gabrielle Tamura-Rose

Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Medical Team
St Raphael's Hospice

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(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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