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The Caldicott Guardian National Annual Conference 2022

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Hallam Conference Centre, London

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Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken Former Chair of the UK Caldicott Guardian Council are pleased to announce the 8th National Annual Caldicott Guardians Conference. 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 current and aspiring Caldicott Guardians together to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice. Chaired by Christopher Fincken, this conference will give you the opportunity to focus on the key areas of developing your skills as an effective Caldicott Guardian, learning from experienced Caldicott Guardians and Caldicott Decision Making. Hot topics this year will focus information sharing with the police, the new Caldicott Principle, information sharing during Covid-19, multi agency information sharing, difficult and ethical issues, and information sharing at the end of life. 

“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

“The NDG concluded that she should introduce a new Caldicott Principle, which makes clear that patient and service user expectations must be considered and informed when confidential information is used…. We have concluded that there is strong support for the continued use of the Caldicott Principles, and for the creation of an additional principle to emphasise the importance of there being no surprises for patients and service users with regard to how their confidential information is used.”

National Data Guardian December 2020

 This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with fellow Caldicott Guardians and those working to deliver the Caldicott Role and Principles
  • 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 
  • Improving understanding of frontline staff in the Caldicott Principles and developing a Caldicott Culture
  • Understand public expectations of the use of health and care data
  • Reflect on emerging issues that have arisen due to Covid-19
  • Self Assessment of your skills as a Caldicott Guardian
  • Update your knowledge on national developments including the revised principles and the new 8th Caldicott Principle 
  • Understand how to manage difficult issues and ethical dilemmas for Caldicott Guardians
  • Develop your skills in Caldicott Decision Making through taking part in an interactive workshop using case examples
  • Understand the legal context behind sharing information without consent
  • Learn from case studies in information sharing with the police, multi agency information sharing and information sharing at the end of life 
  • Apply the Caldicott Principles to sharing information with families, and friends
  • Reflect on the experience of sharing information during a major incident, and working with the police
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% delegates who attending the last conference said it will ultimately have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes.


Chair and Speakers include:

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

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. 

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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.

Getting to the Venue

Situated in the West End, adjacent to the BBC and the Langham hotel
By rail:
Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within 10 minutes taxi rides or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station (which has a direct link to Heathrow every 15 minutes) is 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes in a taxi
By road:
There is on-street parking nearby, see: Parking in Westminster for more information. The nearest NCP car park is at 6-7 Weymouth Mews. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge zone.
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Fee Options

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(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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