Caldicott Guardian


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Caldicott Guardian

An NHS (UK) appointee who is responsible for policies that safeguard the confidentiality and security, information clarity, rights of access and documentation accuracy of patient data. Caldicott Guardians are often senior professionals working within a particular NHS organisation-trust or in general practice.
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Many people will be familiar with the term Caldicott guardian but may not be conversant with the origins of the term.
The Caldicott guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient and service user information while enabling appropriate information sharing.
If you haven't received the info you're entitled to, contact the Caldicott Guardian, the person at the practice responsible for confidentiality.
Permission for data to be published has been granted by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Caldicott Guardian.
The 1997 recommendations led to the instigation of the Caldicott Guardian role.
The Caldicott Guardian is the go-to person within an organisation for concerns raised about information governance issues, and is accountable for how the organisation undertakes the safe sharing of personal confidential information.
Largely, the Caldicott Guardian role has been seen as a success, and the DH in England has taken on the 2013 review recommendation that local government and social care organisations should appoint Caldicott Guardians also.
John Nicholas, local GP and Caldicott Guardian for NHS Tees, said: "This is a major opportunity to improve patient care.
Hugh Morgan, director of Health Solutions Wales, said, "On November 10, 2004, Dr Cerilan Rogers, acting in her capacity as Caldicott Guardian of Health Solutions Wales, wrote to all NHS Trusts in Wales.