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.