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Social Media & Mobile Devices: Caldicott Principles, Information Governance & GDPR in Health and Social Care

Friday 6 Mar 2020

West One De Vere Conference Centre, London

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This one day conference will provide practical guidance, tips and advice for ensuring effective information governance with the use of social media platforms, implementation of digital healthcare technologies such as instant messaging, video consultations, use of mobile devices and sharing of images.

“More than 1,200 NHS staff have been disciplined for their use of social media or messaging apps since 2013 and at least 65 of them lost their jobs…Predominantly, the cases involved the disclosure confidential patient information, complaints about colleagues or inappropriate contact with patients, with the consequences ranging from suspensions to dismissals and resignations.”

The Times 2018

“Social media describes web-based applications that allow people to create and exchange content. In this guidance we use the term to include blogs and microblogs (such as Twitter), internet forums (such as doctors.net), content communities (such as YouTube and Flickr), and social networking sites (such as Facebook and LinkedIn).The standards expected of doctors do not change because they are communicating through social media rather than face to face or through other traditional media. However, using social media creates new circumstances in which the established principles apply.”

General Medical Council 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Understand how to apply Caldicott Principles, Information Governance, Patient Confidentiality and GDPR to Social Media Posts
  • Improve the use of mobile devices in health and social care and how this can be more effectively managed 
  • Learn from outstanding practice in responding to a social media breach of patient confidentiality 
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Improve the way you train and educate frontline staff on how the caldicott principles apply to online posts, instant messaging and social media
  • Reflect on how an organisation have successfully replaced the pager with Whatsapp
  • Explore the implications and management of CCTV involving staff and patients, and patient and staff recordings
  • Understand legal implications and recourse with use of common apps such as messenger, whatsapp and skype
  • Develop an understanding of the issues around the sharing of clinical photographs
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest developments 
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member
UK Caldicott Guardian Council (Chairman 2012-2017)

Dr Nick Jenkins

Executive Medical Director
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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