Public Sector Event

Legal Masterclass: Confidentiality, Data Protection And Information Governance

Venue: Colmore Gate Conference Centre
DeVeres Venues
5th Floor Colmore Gate
B3 2QD

Date: 12 Feb 2014

Synopsis: This one-day interactive masterclass, run by a practising healthcare lawyer, aims to provide an understanding of the principles and legal requirements regarding patient information storage, sharing and disposal. From there, guidance will be given on developing organisational-level policies and protocols that will help with day-to-day management of this key function of the health and social care service.

Facilitated by Kate Hill, Senior Solicitor, RadcliffeLeBrasseur Solicitors Good information governance is a key responsibility of all healthcare providers and is enshrined in law, Department of Health guidelines and professional association codes of practice. Implementing policies and procedures that reflect these key principles can be difficult with complex legislative requirements and guidance. Objectives: • to familiarise delegates with the provision of Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation including the Human Rights Act • to give delegates a thorough understanding of the common law rules of confidentiality • to provide an overview of recent DOH and GMC guidance • to enable delegates to make sustainable disclosure decisions and share information responsibly • to give delegates the ability to effectively scrutinse regular transfers of information, particularly in the context of unified and electronic records • to develop user friendly and practical policies and protocols


Kerry Tarrant Tel: 01932 429933 Fax: 020 8181 6491