The Caldicott principles define how the NHS and Social Care should use
information about patients for reasons other than direct provision of patient
care e.g. management of Trust Services, complaints, monitoring and auditing
Caldicott Guardian - Dr Steve Ryan
The Caldicott principles are:
The use of confidential information must be justified.
To only use confidential information when absolutely necessary.
To use the minimum information that is required.
That access should be on a strict need-to-know basis.
That everyone must understand their responsibilities.
To understand and comply with the law