Caldicott Principles: a consultation about revising, expanding and upholding the principles

Share your views on the Caldicott Principles and appointment of Caldicott Guardians.


The National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care (NDG) is seeking views on:

  • proposed revisions to the seven existing Caldicott Principles
  • proposed extension of the Caldicott Principles through the introduction of an additional principle which makes clear that patients’ and service users’ expectations must be considered and informed when confidential information is used
  • the proposal that the National Data Guardian uses her statutory power to issue guidance about organisations appointing Caldicott Guardians to uphold the Caldicott Principles

This consultation from the National Data Guardian runs from 25 June until 3 September 2020.

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