Clinical Governance

The Role of a Caldicott Guardian

Contributes 30 minutes to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course details the role and responsibilities of a Caldicott Guardian.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more, you will pass the course and receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident.


This course aims to outline the core principles of a Caldicott Guardian.


Learners will be able to:

  • Reiterate the key aims of a Caldicott Guardian
  • Relay the responsibilities of a Caldicott Guardian
  • Describe the role and relevant accountability 

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • Which legislation is relevant for the role
  • Key tasks assigned to the role
  • Working relationships within an organization 
  • The difference between a Caldicott Guardian and a SIRO