Caldicott Guardians are members of staff in the NHS with a responsibility to ensure patient-identifable data is kept secure and used in accordance with an agreed set of principles:
- Justify the purpose(s)
- Don't use patient-identifiable information unless it is absolutely necessary
- Use the minimum necessary patient-identifiable information
- Access to patient-identifiable information should be on a strict need to know basis
For further information please visit the Caldicott Guardians web page.