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UK Caldicott Guardian Council to support Rewired

The UKCGC will bring ideas and perspectives from those leading information governance best practice in the NHS to help develop the Rewired programme.

Digital Health Rewired - March 2019

The UK Caldicott Guardian Council (UKCGC), the group at the forefront of protecting the confidentiality of people’s health and care information, has been announced as an official partner to the Digital Health Rewired Conference and Exhibition.

The Rewired Cyber Security conference at Rewired explores the latest developments in information governance and strengthening cyber security vigilance and resilience across UK health and care.

The UKCGC’s principal aim is to provide support for Caldicott Guardians and others fulfilling the Caldicott information governance (IG) function within their organisation.

As an official Rewired partner, the UKCGC will bring ideas and perspectives from those leading information governance best practice in the NHS to help develop the programme, with chairman Dr Chris Bunch joining the Rewired programme board and speaking at Rewired.

Dr Bunch, who is a consultant physician, Caldicott Guardian  and acting CIO at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will be speaking about supporting the NHS in the safe and effective use of patient data.

Dr Bunch said: “The movement towards delivering integrated care is undoubtedly reliant on the adoption of more complex technologies, but also importantly the prevalence of robust information governance strategies to manage data appropriately.”

Rewired will demonstrate the ways that technology can successfully be harnessed to improve and integrate health and care services in the context of increasing threats to cyber and information security.

“We welcomed the opportunity to address Rewired’s high-calibre audience of NHS IT leaders to promote the latest guidance on Caldicott principles for managing data sharing across both health and care providers” he added.

Jon Hoeksma, CEO of Digital Health added: “For many health IT leaders, it is essential to keep up-to-date with the latest thinking and best practice around information governance and data sharing, to help manage patient and citizen information safely and securely.”

Digital Health already hosts the UKCGC’s vibrant online private community

Register for Rewired Conference and Exhibition to learn insights from healthcare’s experts in cyber and IG, along with CIOs who are recruiting new strategies, tools and capabilities.

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