A Caldicott Guardian is a senior role for an organisation which processes health and social care personal data. They make sure that the personal information about those who use the organisation’s services is used legally, ethically and appropriately, and that confidentiality is maintained.

We are committed to ensuring that all of our employees are aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and their safeguarding duty to protect and prevent any further harm and abuse when it is identified or suspected that the individual may be or is at risk of modern slavery/human trafficking.

The Trust collaborates closely with other organisations to deliver high quality care for our patients. These partnerships have many benefits and should help ensure that public money is spent efficiently and wisely. 

As a public sector body, we are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). This is an essential role in facilitating ‘accountability’, and the organisations’ ability to demonstrate compliance.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires each public authority to produce a publication scheme.

Under Section 19 of the Act, we have a legal duty to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme. The main purpose of a Publication Scheme is to make information readily available to the public without the need for specific written requests.