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Effective data sharing is crucial for public sector organisations to collaborate efficiently and improve decision-making, service delivery and transparency. However, challenges such as data protection, technical barriers and data quality concerns must be addressed when sharing data.

Join our Effective Data Sharing course to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key issues related to data sharing, as well as best practices and strategies for improving data sharing practices. Whether you’re a data management professional or not, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to navigate the complex landscape of data sharing.

Empower your organisation to share data effectively and you can reduce inefficiency, drive better decision-making and improve your services.

Leave the day ready and able to produce a successful data sharing agreement, build a robust framework for data sharing practices and leave the day with a data sharing toolkit.

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Barry Moult
Information Governance Consultant

Barry founded and has chaired the Eastern Region IG Forum since 2003. The forum has approx. 200 membership from Eastern Region and nationally. 45/50 attend the meetings held in Cambridge. He is also the Chair of the NHS National Strategical Information Governance Network (SIGN) group and sits on the NHS GDPR working group, drafting and advising on GDPR for Health & Social Care and active participant in the IG Toolkit restructure.

He later moved from West Suffolk Hospital to Colchester Hospital as Head of IG and Health Records and until recently on a secondment to the local STP looking at ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain practical insights into the benefits and challenges of data sharing
  • Navigate the legal considerations when dealing with public sector data sharing
  • Gain best practices for secure and efficient data sharing
  • Produce effective data sharing agreements that work for all parties
  • Implement a successful data sharing framework
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Understanding Legislative and Regulatory Requirements in Data Sharing

  • Break down the compliance issues underpinning data sharing in the public sector so you can be confident you know what data you can share and when
    • GDPR
    • Data Protection Act 2018
    • ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice
  • Prepare for potential changes coming with the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill
  • Understand when data protection impact assessments might be required
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

The Importance of a Strong Data Sharing Culture

  • Overview of data sharing practices in the public sector
  • The benefits and challenges of effective data sharing
  • Identify the technical and non-technical barriers to successful data sharing
12:00 - 13:00

Sharing Data Effectively

  • Explore the mechanisms and processes that can be utilised to share data effectively and compliantly
  • Ensure data shared is useful through validation, data quality checks and standardisation of formats
  • Understand the different types of data intermediaries that could be utilised by your organisation
  • Overcome organisational reluctance to increased data sharing
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Creating Successful Data Sharing Agreements

  • Understand how to negotiate a compliant and comprehensive data sharing agreement that satisfies both parties
  • Learn how to draft effective, clear data sharing agreements
  • Implement best practices for monitoring compliance with the agreement
15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Produce Your Data Sharing Framework

Turn these best practices into a robust set of policies and procedures ready to implement in your organisation.

  • Integrate the principles and action points recommended by the government’s Data Sharing Governance Framework to ensure your data sharing strategy is comprehensive and effective
  • Put a plan in place for standardised data practices and policies, as well as strategies for monitoring
  • Understand and map out the data sharing responsibilities of different stakeholders
  • Promote a data sharing culture shift to overcome the non-technical barriers that can impede success
  • Effectively share data to improve service delivery and decision making
  • Identify your organisation’s crucial next steps in improving data sharing
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


“Lynn's approach to teaching this subject was ideal, I particularly appreciated her openness about challenges we all face as DPO's and her willingness to work collaboratively with delegates in her offering to point us towards helpful materialsto support our work. I really enjoyed the course and found it extremely helpful for my ongoing development as a DPO"
Excelling in the Role of a Data Protection Officer Quality and Compliance Officer, Ark Housing Association
“I really enjoyed the course. To be honest, I had been slightly concerned about participating in a full day’s course remotely, especially as I had never used Zoom before, but the trainer was excellent and put everyone at their ease and was knowledgeable and engaging. I found the material really interesting and the time flew by! I really liked the mix of whole group learning and break out groups.”
Excelling in the Role of a Data Protection Officer Learning and Development Officer, Intellectual Property Office.
It was a fun course to take part in. There was a lot of information given, and it was done in an engaging way with lots of interactivity, even over Zoom. I really enjoyed the course and learned lots from it.”
Excelling in the Role of a Data Protection Officer Internal Quality and Improvement Officer, Social Work England
“This is a very useful course. The presentation was clear and informative. The presenter was very knowledgeable and approachable.”
Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments Disclosure Officer, South Wales Police
Very interesting and knowledge speaker who provided practical examples of how to apply DPA/GDPR in practice
Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments Development and Support Service Manager, East Lancashire Hospice
“The effective data impact assessments course was really engaging and interesting covering a range of topics from the legal understanding required to complete the assessments to the method thought process required to do so.”
Creating Data Protection Impact Assessments Data Analyst, Health and Safety Executive
"An excellent and informative course delivered by knowledgeable presenters. I recommend it!"
A Guide to Successful Information and Records Management Agency Records Officer, Vehicle Certification Agency
"This course provides a good combination of general theory and very practical, experience based advice; really adding value to your day to day activities if you work with records management.”
A Guide to Successful Information and Records Management GDPR Protect Manager, DataAI
"A very well put together course which covered all aspects of records management you could possibly want!"
A Guide to Successful Information and Records Management Departmental Records Officer, Natural England
"Excellent location and venue. Course was very informative, excellent clear speakers with an excellent understanding of their subjects."
A Guide to Successful Information and Records Management Corporate Governance Implementation Manager, North West Anglia NHA Foundation Trust