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.
Called for the abolition of the Caldicott Guardian role
Dr Mike Guy is the medical director at NHS North of Tyne and its Caldicott Guardian
John Nicholas, local GP and Caldicott Guardian
for NHS Tees, said: "This is a major opportunity to improve patient care.
Susan Franks, director of nursing at Swansea NHS Trust, was also the trust's "Caldicott Guardian".
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.
While Caldicott principles, coupled with DPA rules, are still important--we have her to thank for "Caldicott guardians
" to oversee patient data--they don't directly address the re-identification and other privacy issues now posed by the NHS's centralized databases.