The Role of the Caldicott Guardian

The Role of the Caldicott Guardian

The Role of the Caldicott Guardian elearning programme highlights the importance of keeping people’s health and social care data safe and the vital role Caldicott Guardians play in ensuring its appropriate use.

This high-quality elearning programme is aligned to the latest guidance from the UK’s National Data Guardian about the appointment, role and responsibilities of a Caldicott Guardian:

  • Which organisations should appoint a Caldicott Guardian.
  • Advice on how to appoint them.
  • The way the role should be supported by organisations.
  • The role and responsibilities of a Caldicott Guardian
  • The competencies and knowledge that will assist a Caldicott Guardian

Whilst not all countries require a Caldicott Guardian, the principles apply to healthcare professionals around the world.  The programme offers three audience-specific online learning sessions:

  • A session for all staff about sharing patient information and protecting confidentiality in health and care.
  • A session for Caldicott Guardians with key information about the role and responsibilities of a Caldicott Guardian
  • A session for senior staff highlighting the Caldicott Guardian’s role within the senior leadership team of an organisation.


Written by the UK’s Top Clinical Specialists

This online training was developed by the UK Caldicott Guardian Council and the Office of the National Data Guardian and by the elearning experts at NHS England’s elearning for healthcare.

This ensures this course meets the highest training standards and offers a world-class elearning experience.


Made to Fit Your Busy Life

The engaging, interactive content, that’s delivered online, means you can study at home, in work or even on the move.

In addition, the bitesize sessions track your progress, so it’s possible to dip in and out, as frequently as you need.

Making this the perfect course to enhance your knowledge and skills even when you have a busy life.

Course Content

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