Supporting Caldicott Guardians across the UK

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Council Meeting 18th April 2019

Topics included a presentation from the National Medical Director Prof. Stephen Powis, information governance for the Local Health and Care Record Exemplar programme, data sharing between GP out-of-hours services and secondary care, and a presentation about the Independent Health Provider Network.

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Chris Bunch
Sharing information with the police to help trace missing persons: the process considerations and legal basis

Enabling police to access a person’s health and social care information quickly and efficiently can be crucial when trying to trace a missing person. The concept of sharing data in relation to missing persons’ cases is well established. However, when information requests are received, NHS organisations, GPs and other healthcare providers can struggle to navigate decisions about confidentiality, and when it is appropriate to make a person’s data available to the police (and—if they do share it—on what legal basis they are able to do so). Decisions aren’t always black and white, and organisations frequently seek an opinion from the UK Caldicott Guardian Council (UKCGC). 

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Chris Bunch
Council Meeting 27th February 2019

Topics included NCRAS guidance: raising awareness of cancer registration, a tool for secondary uses data governance, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 'Well Led' inspections, and guidance on missing persons & domestic violence.

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Chris Bunch
Council Meeting 6th December 2018

Topics included the proposed Standard GP Dataset, a presentation from the Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care, Dr Simon Eccles, the National Data Opt-out, and requests to the Council for advice.

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Chris Bunch
Council meeting 16th August 2018

Topics discussed included a review of UKCGC priorities, requests for advice, the NHS Digital Citizen Identity programme, Fire and Health services working in partnership, and the NIS Regulations 2018.

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Chris Bunch
Council Meeting 21 June 2018

Topics discussed included the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation being established by Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the launch of the National Data Opt-out, and an update to the NHS Code of Confidentiality,

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Chris Bunch