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The Caldicott Guardian National Annual Conference 2021

Thursday 13 May 2021


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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.”

Caldicott Principles: a consultation about revising, expanding and upholding the principles, June 2020

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.”

Dame Fiona Caldicott 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
  • 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

Chair and Speakers include:

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member
UK Caldicott Guardian Council (Chairman 2012-2017)

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

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. 

For the full benefits and all our virtual training titles click here

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



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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