Caldicott Guardian

A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people’s health and care information and making sure it is used properly.
Within a clinical commissioning group, the Caldicott Guardian should be a member of the board or senior management team and have responsibility for promoting clinical governance

Who has to have a Caldicott Guardian?

All NHS organisations and local authorities which provide social services must have a Caldicott Guardian.

What is the role of a Caldicott Guardian?

The role is to:

  • ensure that NHS Kernow satisfies the highest practical standards for handling patient identifiable information
  • facilitate and enable information sharing
  • work as part of the broader information governance function
  • represent and champion information governance requirements at board level, particularly around the National Programme for IT, ESR and Common Assessment Framework

Other responsibilities include data protection, human rights, freedom of information, and code of practice on confidentiality.

Contact details

Our chief nursing officer, Natalie Jones, is the Caldicott Guardian.

Email Natalie Jones at natalie.jones9@nhs.net or call 01726 627776.