OCCG has a named individual responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient information. This person is called the Caldicott Guardian who oversees the arrangements for the use and sharing of patient information.
The Caldicott Guardian plays a key role in ensuring that the NHS, councils with social services and public health responsibilities and partner organisations satisfy the highest practical standards for handling patient information.
Acting as the ‘conscience’ of the organisation, the Caldicott Guardian actively supports work to enable information sharing where it is appropriate to share and advises on options for lawful and ethical processing of information.
The contact details of our Caldicott Guardian are as follows:
Helen Ward, Deputy Director of Quality at OCCG