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New elearning programme on the role of the Caldicott Guardian now available

Posted on: November 24th, 2021 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the National Data Guardian and the UK Caldicott Guardian Council to develop a new elearning programme for Caldicott Guardians, and those with an interest in finding out more about the role Caldicott Guardians play in keeping people’s health and social care data safe, and ensuring it is used appropriately.

The aim of this elearning session “sharing information and protecting confidentiality in health and care” is to raise awareness and inform a broad range of staff from across health and social care of the importance of Caldicott Guardians and confidentiality in their setting, organisation, or sector. The learning is for staff working in the NHS, adult social care, local authorities and private sector partners.

Two additional sessions, one for new or existing Caldicott Guardians and one for senior staff who may need to appoint or support a Caldicott Guardian will be available soon.

In August 2021, the National Data Guardian published guidance about the appointment, role and responsibilities of Caldicott Guardians. It introduced a formal requirement that increases the type and number of organisations who need to appoint a Caldicott Guardian. This elearning is intended to support those implementing the guidance who may need to understand more about the role. Read more about the NDG guidance and who it applies to.

For more information about the Role of the Caldicott Guardian elearning programme, including details on how to access the free resource, visit the HEE elearning for healthcare website.

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