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The New Wokingham Road Surgery

18 New Wokingham Road
Crowthorne
RG45 6JL
Telephone: 01344 773418
Fax: 01344 762753

Caldicott Guardian


All NHS organisations are required to have a Caldicott Guardian whose role is to protect the confidentiality of patient and service-user information, and enable appropriate information sharing.

 

The Caldicott Guardian for New Wokingham Surgery is:

Susan Vickers, Practice Manager

 

The term Caldicott refers to a review commissioned by the Chief Medical Officer.  A review committee, under the chairmanship of Dame Fiona Caldicott, investigated ways in which patient information is used in the NHS.  The review committee also made a number of recommendations aimed at improving the way the NHS handles and protects patient information.

 

These are summarised by Seven Information Management Principles.

  1. Justify the purpose(s) of using confidential information.
     
  2. Only use it when absolutely necessary.
     
  3. Use the minimum that is required.
     
  4. Access should be on a strict need to know basis.
     
  5. Everyone must understand his or her responsibilities.
     
  6. Understand and comply with the law.
     
  7. The duty to share can be as important as the duty to protect patient confidentiality.
 

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