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The Caldicott Guardian National Annual Conference 2022

This Conference is now Closed

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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 9th National Annual Caldicott Guardians Conference which will return to an in person event with the option of virtual attendance. 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, developing a Caldicott Support Function, information sharing after death, in emergency situations and information sharing issues both in children and young adults, and at the end of life.

“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 2021

“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


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 decision making skills as a Caldicott Guardian
  • Update your knowledge on national developments including the revised principles and the 8th Caldicott Principle 
  • Learn how organisations are supporting Caldicott Guardians through a Caldicott Support Group including patients 
  • Understand how to manage difficult issues and ethical dilemmas for Caldicott Guardians
  • Understand the legal context behind information sharing after death 
  • Learn from case studies in information sharing with the police, in emergency situtions, in suidice, in children and young people and at the end of life 
  • Apply the Caldicott Principles to sharing information with families, and friends
  • 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

Chair and Speakers include:

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

Ms Dawn Monaghan

Head of Information Governance Policy

Andrew Latham

Senior Solicitor, Clinical Law
Capsticks Solicitors LLP

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.

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