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The Caldicott Guardian 2022: Ethical Decision Making & The Duty of Candour

Tuesday 25 Jan 2022


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Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken, Independent Member & Former Chair of the UK Caldicott Guardian Council, are pleased to announce this National Caldicott Guardian Conference which will focus on the Caldicott Guardian and Ethical Decision Making – with particular emphasis on the Duty of Candour and reflecting on ethical issues that have arisen during Covid-19.

"Decisions about data use require not only expert data protection knowledge regarding what’s lawful, but practical and professional wisdom and experience to consider what would be ethical and right, balancing potential benefits against the avoidance of future harms." 

National Data Guardian, October 2021

“The outcomes of a recent consultation found that even after 23 years since its inception, the Caldicott Principles and Caldicott Guardians (22,000 of them) were still considered valuable and useful today… the Caldicott Principles are an invaluable resource that can provide staff with a common sense approach. Playing an important part in embedding these principles into the work of their organisatons, Caldicott Guardians are often referred to as the conscience of their organisation. They have a deep understanding of how health and care data is different to other data, because in many cases they are clinicians and care providers themselves, and therefore are advocates for patients and service users. ”

NHSX 15th January 2021    

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with fellow Caldicott Guardians and those working to deliver the Caldicott Principles 
  • Understand and reflect on Caldicott decision making and develop ethical expertise 
  • Update your knowledge on ethical decision making principles and frameworks and how you can implement these within your Caldicott role and decision making practice
  • Reflect on ethical issues related to information sharing during Covid-19 
  • Learn from established practice in the delivery of Caldicott Principles
  • Understand strategies for when there is disagreement or no clear answers 
  • Understand the legal and ethical implications of the Duty of Candour
  • Learn from case review of difficult ethical Caldicott issues and how to use decision making templates to improve consistency in practice
  • Identify key strategies for dealing with difficult issues relevant to Caldicott practice
  • Reflect on the inter relationship between legal and ethical issues
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

 100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

Chair and Speakers Include:

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

Mike O'Connell

Legal Services Practitioner and Interim Senior Inquests Manager
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Alison Britton

Task & Finish Group Member, Consent Guidance
General Medical Council

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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