GDPR Awareness and Information Governance

Course Summary

Keeping patient information safe is always important has always been important but has become more complex and time-consuming to manage now that technology is so central to the way we deliver health and care. Recent cases around personal data loss and breaches of confidential information highlights the importance of having an awareness of the importance of safeguarding sensitive information responsibly.

Who Should Attend?

  • Agency and locum health and social care workers,
  • Doctors and medical locums,
  • Dental practice staff,
  • Registered nurses,
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs),
  • Healthcare Assistants (HCAs),
  • Social Care Support Workers, and
  • Voluntary Staff working in the NHS, private and voluntary sectors.

Session Aims

This session aims to develop your knowledge of information governance and data security issues and procedures and their application and practice within a healthcare setting

  • Provide the learner with a clear understanding of the legislation regarding Data Protection and Information Governance,
  • Provide awareness of how to handle safe and sensitive information,
  • Provide essential tips on how to keep information safe in practice, and
  • Improve knowledge of GDPR compliance requirements


At the end of the session  you will : 

  • An understanding of the principles of information governance and the importance of data security in healthcare.
  • Understand the different types and value of information.
  • Understand the principles of data security, including how to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.
  • Be aware of threats to data security, including social engineering, using social media safely, using email safely, malicious software, how to protect information and physical security.   
  • Be able to identify data breaches and incidents and know what to report   
  •  Understand the fundamentals of data protection and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)g)   
  • Be able to ensure patient confidentiality and understand the Caldicott Principles 
  • Understand the responsibilities of healthcare organisations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000i)     
  • Understand individual responsibilities in responding to a Freedom of Information request

Lecturer : John Norton



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