CATEGORY: Individual courses

The Caldicott principles

Course Access: 365 days access
Course Overview

In this course, we will look at the Caldicott Principles.

A review was commissioned in 1997 by the Chief Medical Officer of England, “owing to increasing concern about the ways in which patient information is being used in the NHS in England and Wales, and the need to ensure that confidentiality is not undermined”.
As the report addresses specific concerns in the NHS, this module is of particular importance to all those in the Healthcare sector. However, with many services now jointly delivered by health and social care, all organisations in both sectors should be working to the same overarching set of principles. For this reason, most aspects of the principles covered will be of interest and relevance to all those working in a variety of public authority functions.


• Explain what The Caldicott Committee is and how and why it was set up
• Acknowledge the Caldicott Guardians and their function
• Outline the 7 Caldicott Principles
• Acknowledge when Caldicott approval is or is not required

Course Level: Awareness
Certification Duration: 2 Years
Time to complete: 365 days from purchase