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This virtual Caldicott Guardian Training has been specifically designed to give Caldicott Guardians, and other professionals involved in applying Caldicott Principles across health and social care organisations the necessary support and guidance.

With increasing privacy concerns around personal information as well as the updated Caldicott Guardian principles and the greater dependency on health data, the Caldicott Guardian’s role has never been more important.

This course uses practical exercises and advice to help you excel at your role as a Caldicott Guardian and apply the updated Caldicott Guardian principles

Attend this course to gain a much better overview of the Caldicott Guardian role; understand and comply with key data protection legislation; adopt and apply the updated Caldicott principles; learn when to share and not to share personal data; work through practical ethical scenarios; apply data management essentials in your role, and take back a Caldicott Guardian toolkit to your organisation.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will be using Zoom to deliver this training course.

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Lynn Wyeth
Information Governance Manager - Leicester City Council

Lynn is the Information Governance Manager at Leicester City Council. Having previously worked as an MP and MEP’s political assistant, Lynn moved to her local council where she now oversees the Council’s Information Governance agenda including data protection, FOI, information sharing, RIPA and CCTV.

She has also helped health organisations with their information governance procedures.

Lynn is the author of two books, A Practical Guide to Handling Freedom of Information Requests and Data Protection: Compliance in Practice.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply the updated Caldicott principles
  • Gain a firmer overview of the Caldicott Guardian role
  • Learn when and not to share personal data
  • Develop your understanding of data management essentials
  • Take back a Caldicott Guardian toolkit to your organisation
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Overview of the Caldicott Guardian Role and Principles

  • Adhere to the Caldicott Guardian’s eight key principles
  • Gain a quick overview of the latest data protection regulation: DPA Act 2018, and GDPR
  • Understand key roles and responsibilities
  • Learn how you fit into your organisation’s information governance framework
  • Benchmark your practices against other health and social care organisations
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

To Share or Not to Share: The Essentials of Sharing Personal Data

  • Establish when data sharing is necessary
  • Understand and apply the lawful basis for information sharing
  • Develop effective working partnership with other organisations to securely share data
  • Create more efficient process to seamlessly share data
  • Identify and overcome cultural barriers to sharing information
  • Review relevant Information Sharing Agreements
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Understanding Ethical Considerations

  • Apply an ethical approach to handling patient data
  • Work through a range of practical and complex ethical scenarios
  • Ensure information is used ethically
  • Take into account issues of consent
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Health and Social Care Data Management Essentials

Gain a better understanding on the following data management essentials:

  • Subject Access Requests for medical records
  • Data Breaches
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Designing a Caldicott Guardian Toolkit

  • Ensure full compliance with information governance regulation
  • Develop strategies to enhance your organisation’s approach to information governance
  • Use registers to log information
  • Disclosures: when are they necessary
  • Learn how to reduce privacy risks and harm to individuals
  • Take back a Caldicott Guardian toolkit to your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Roundup and Key Takeaways