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“The importance of the Caldicott Guardian acting as “the conscience of the organisation” remains central to trustingthe impartiality and independence of their advice.”……..“There are thousands of Caldicott Guardians in health andsocial care organisations across the UK. They share a common function, which is to make wise decisions about the useof people’s information. They balance the need to protect people’s confidentiality with the need to protect their welfareby ensuring that information is safely communicated among the various professional teams caring for an individual,sometimes across organisational boundaries. They bring to bear ethical as well as legal considerations, makingjudgements about real life human situations that could not be done by a machine.”A Manual for Caldicott Guardians, UK Caldicott Guardian Council“It is generally agreed that data should be used in the ‘right way’, but for many the ethical aspects of doing so remainunclear. Many will recognise an ethical duty to ‘do good’, and possibly a corresponding duty to ‘do no harm’, but twoother ethical considerations — autonomy and justice are less often recognised… There are always consequences, eitherforeseen or unforeseen to any course of action, but there will also be consequences of ‘not doing something’.. CaldicottGuardians are often faced with such dilemmas where there is no clear, ‘right’ answer. It is often a case of finding the‘best possible’ answer or the ‘least worst’ option”.A Manual for Caldicott Guardians, UK Caldicott Guardian CouncilHealthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken, Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council,(Chairman 2012-2017) are pleased to announce this National Caldicott Guardian Conference which will focus on theCaldicott Guardian and Decision Making – with particular emphasis on Ethical Decision Making and the Duty of Candour.Following the success of our previous Caldicott Guardian National Conferences, and feedback from our regular CaldicottTraining Masterclasses, this conference will focus on developing your role as a Caldicott Guardian and developing your skillsin leading Caldicott decision making in practice.This conference will enable you to:• Network with fellow Caldicott Guardians and those working to deliver the Caldicott Role• Understand and reflect on Caldicott decision making• Update your knowledge on ethical decision making principles and frameworks and how you can implement thesewithin your Caldicott role and decision making practice• Learn from established practice in the delivery of Caldicott Principles• Understand the legal and ethical implications of the Duty of Candour• Learn from case review of difficult ethical Caldicott issues and how to use the national caldicott manual to improveconsistency in practice• Identify key strategies for dealing with difficult issues relevant to Caldicott practice• Reflect on the inter relationship between legal and ethical issues• Self assess and reflect on your own practice• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence“Its not only about what you can do legally but what you should be doing morally and ethically. Many IG experts do notunderstand that there is an ethical side to this… sometimes its right to breach the law if its the right thing to do”Dawn Monaghan Head of Data Sharing and Privacy NHS England, October 2017100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague