The Government accepted all the recommendations of the Caldicott report, including the revised Caldicott Principles, and highlighted that while information sharing is essential to provide good care for everyone, there are rules that must be followed.
The response sets out how individuals and organisations should improve the way that information is used for research, commissioning and above all for good care. It sets out the responsibilities of different organisations in health and care when it comes to keeping personal information safe and secure. This includes:
- New guidance on sharing data securely, to make sure crucial information is shared with the right people at the right time.
- Making sure health and care staff have appropriate training and education on information governance so they can make the right decisions.
- Being open and honest if a data breach happens and taking action to prevent it happening again.
- Making sure each organisation has a Caldicott Guardian or lead on information governance.
Download Information: To Share or not to Share - Government Response to the Caldicott Review
View the revised Caldicott Principles (scroll to the bottom of the page).