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Caldicott Principles and Patient Confidentiality

Caldicott Principles and Patient Confidentiality

Caldicott Principles and Patient Confidentiality

School of Business and Management

Upon finishing this course, you will be familiar with Caldicott Principles established in 1997, revised in 2013.

This course will help you understand how the patient information is handled within the healthcare, who are Caldicott Guardians and how patient confidentiality is maintained in NHS and non-NHS organisations.


Course Code: HCP3M2602

Certified: YES

Level: 3

Credits: 1


Time: 1 Hour

Expiry: 1 YEAR

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course each student is expected to be able to:

A. Subject Knowledge and Understanding

  • LO 1. Define Caldicott PrinciplesUnderstand the Caldicott Principles and the need for patient confidentiality

B. Cognitive Skills (Thinking Skills)

  • LO 2. Identify principles of patient confidentiality

C. Subject Specific Practical/Professional Skills

  • LO 3. Use the Caldicott Principles in everyday work, use the Recommendation from Report on the Review of Patient-Identifiable Information

D. Other Skills (e.g. Key transferable)

  • LO 4. Understand the role of Caldicott Guardian and The UK Caldicott Guardian Council

Curriculum Outline

The key themes covered by the course and their indicative weighing:

  • The Caldicott Principles (50%)
  • Report on the Review of Patient-Identifiable Information ​(25%)
  • Caldicott Guardians (25%)

Online Certificates

Students successfully completing their course and assessments will be entitled to a digital badge. A digital badge is a connected, verifiable electronic imagery credential which reflects the achievement of the learning outcomes on their course.

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