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Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken 2012-2017 Chair of the UK Caldicott Guardian Council are pleased to announce the 8th National Annual Caldicott Guardians Conference. 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.
“Caldicott Guardians should be able to provide leadership and informed guidance on complex matters involving confidentiality and information sharing.”
Hot topics this year will focus on what we have learnt from information sharing during Covid-19, the revised and new Caldicott Principles, applying the Caldicott Decision Making Template, inappropriate access to medical records, Subject Information Requests including managing redactions of third party information, and sharing information when an incident occurs. The legal focus this year will be on an often misunderstood area of sharing information without content and the use of Public Interest Tests, Vital Interest Tests and Best Interest Tests.
Released on 8th December 2020, the new 8th Principle 'Inform patients and service users about how their confidential information is used' is to make clear that patient and service user expectations must be considered and informed when confidential information is used, to ensure ‘no surprises’ about the handling or sharing of their data.
“In recent years the need for guardians has become ever more important. Data about people’s experiences of health and social care has huge potential for improving services and discovering more effective treatments and ways to provide care. Those benefits will not be realised without public trust. The Caldicott Guardians are a powerful force for good by making sure that organisations behave in a way that is trustworthy.”
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
- Training and educating frontline staff in the Caldicott Principles and developing a Caldicott Culture
- Update your knowledge on national developments including The Caldicott Guardian and GDPR
- Understand how to manage difficult issues for Caldicott Guardians
- Develop your skills in Caldicott Decision Making through taking part in an interactive workshop using case examples
- Implement the Caldicott Principles in information sharing across organisations
- Understand the legal context behind sharing information without consent – the use of Public Interest Tests, Vital Interest Tests and Best Interest Tests
- Learn from a case study of a data breach involving inappropriate access to medical records
- Understand the practicalities implementing Data Protection Impact Assessments
- Develop your role in responding to Subject Information Requests and ensuring appropriate redaction of third party information
- 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