Caldicott Guardian

Definition: A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person within a health or social care organisation who makes sure that personal information about those who use its services is used legally, ethically, and that confidentiality is maintained.

Caldicott Guardians are senior healthcare professionals responsible for protecting confidentiality of patient and service-user information and enabling appropriate information sharing. They are experts on confidentiality issues and access to patient records and are responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient information.

If you have any concerns or questions about the confidentiality of your information, then please talk to the staff providing your healthcare and treatment, or contact caldicottguardian@wsbhospices.co.uk