Safely managing data and information is more vital than ever for healthcare providers, with digital innovation leading to more treatment and patient management online. Moreover, there are enormous benefits to the exchange of healthcare data, not only for individual patient care and outcomes but also regarding overall health research and the mapping of trends and emerging challenges. To ensure that the management and transfer of health data meets legal and ethical obligations, it is imperative that NHS trusts ensure that their staff are trained and fully aware of their responsibilities, develop and communicate a bespoke information governance strategy as well as carry out frequent auditing to maintain standards.

  • 59% of respondents trust the NHS to use personal data ethically, according to the Open Data Institute’s Attitude towards data ethics study
  • 27% of doctors responding to a 2020 British Medical Association survey felt that they lost more than 4 hours of work a week to inefficient software or systems whilst carrying out administrative work
  • Of 25 million NHS App users, 80% wanted improved ease of access to their own healthcare data according to DHSC’s 2022 Data saves lives policy paper

Join us at The Information Governance and Data Sharing in Healthcare Conference 2024 to hear the latest initiatives from national healthcare leaders on improving information and data management. Learn from best practice case studies covering a range of topics, including information management during safeguarding, auditing and information risk management. There will also be the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss self-evaluation of information governance standards, awareness and procedures.

Why Attend:

Hear high-level keynotes on the latest national guidance for managing and sharing data
Gain practical insights into improving organisational awareness and managing confidential information whilst safeguarding
Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector as part of a tailored workshop to discuss strategies for analysing organisational data protection strengths and weaknesses and avenues for improvement
 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Police & Criminal Justice, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration
  • Chair’s Welcome Address

    Professor Iain Buchan, W.H. Duncan Chair in Public Health Systems and Vice Chancellor for Innovation, University of Liverpool (Invited)

  • Keynote: Delivering a National Healthcare Information Governance Strategy

    • Latest updates on information governance regulations and guidance for healthcare organisations
    • Assessing the progress and challenges remaining for Integrated Care Boards and their information governance
    • Guidance on improving public trust in the value and purpose of data sharing to build patient trust
    • Overview of new risks as well as avenues for enhanced data sharing posed by emerging technologies and AI

    John Quinn, Chief Information Officer, NHS England (Invited)

  • Keynote: The Legal Basis and Benefits of Data Sharing for Healthcare Providers

    • Articles 6 and 9 of GPDR: understanding the legal basis for processing personal data in the course of healthcare provision and treatment
    • Improving staff confidence on data sharing procedures and requirements to encourage responsible data sharing
    • Advice on developing Information Assessment Objectives whilst sharing data in conjunction with partner organisations
    • The research benefits of data sharing: communicating positive impacts to patients to improve public perception and respond to patient objections

    Dr Nicola Byrne, National Data Guardian, NHS England (Invited)

  • Questions & Answers 
  • Comfort Break
  • Case Study: Developing a Robust Data Strategy to Support the Implementation of Systems Changes 

    Jane Johnston, Independent Consultant and Executive Director, Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Improving Organisational Awareness of Information Management Through Training and Professional Development

    • Delivering refresher courses to ensure staff maintain a high level of information governance competency
    • Unannounced audits: testing departmental proficiency through impromptu audits and procedure testing
    • Supporting line managers to monitor staff and training attainment and recommend refresher and catch-up courses where necessary
    • Utilising hybrid learning techniques to bolster learning through a combination of online resources and face-to-face workshops

    Karen Rowe, Information Governance Manager, NHS West Yorkshire ICB (Invited)

  • Case Study: Safeguarding Strategies for Managing Confidential Information and Data Sharing

    • Defining consent and establishing clear parameters for what constitutes implied consent while contemplating confidential data sharing decisions
    • Technology and software recommendations for making secure digital transfers of patient information and data
    • Necessary, proportionate and timely: principles of assessing whether information sharing can be justified
    • Digitally recording the progress and justifications for data sharing transactions to maintain transparency
    • Ensuring safeguarding data legislation is communicated to patients so that they understand their legal rights

    Simon Richardson, Information Rights Manager, Care Quality Commission (Invited)

  • Question & Answers
  • Lunch Break
  • Caldicott Guardian Refresher Workshop

    Interactive Session:

    Part 1: Presentation: The Caldicott Principles and Improving Data Management

    • Sharing the origins and development of the Caldicott Guardian scheme
    • Balancing the duty to share information with the duty to confidentiality
    • Understanding your data protection and security toolkit
    • Appraisal and personal-development: creating a plan for continued learning and competency testing

    Part 2: Breakout Discussion

    You will have the opportunity to discuss progress and challenges in your organisation’s data management, considering key avenues for improvement as well as ways to improve organisational learning and awareness.

    Part 3: Feedback from the Breakouts and Questions and Answers

    Helen Dyer, Council Member, UK Caldicott Guardian Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Comfort Break
  • Case Study: Developing A Consistent Auditing Strategy to Test Compliance  

    • Designating a Senior Information Risk Owner to assume overall responsibility for IG policy and direct internal audits: key considerations
    • Delegating responsibility to departmental heads to act as Information Asset Owners and monitor information handling and access as part of the broader chain of IG management
    • Information Governance Steering Group: tips for thoroughly assessing audit findings and where necessary converting them into actionable next steps
    • Recommendations for securely handing and disposing of information pertaining to audits and outcomes

    Jacquie Widdowson, Head of Data Security and Privacy, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Invited)

  • Case Study: Information Risk Management: Identifying and Mitigating Against Potential Risk

    • Information Risk Appetite: identifying and maintaining acceptable risk boundaries as part of a broader information management strategy
    • Insights into effectively creating risk rankings for different kinds of data breaches
    • Delegating departmental responsibilities and ensuring appropriate training takes place to handle varying levels of threat
    • Conducting quarterly information risk assessments to keep on top of a changing threat picture and evolving data requirements

    Richard Banks, Director of Health Informatics, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (Invited)

  • Question and Answers 

  • Chair’s Summary and Close

    *Programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be those working in any patient-facing healthcare related field across the healthcare sector and private organisations.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the healthcare sector
 Meet your target audience in the sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Public Sector Rate: £449.00 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £379.00 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate: £649.00 +VAT+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos On Demand

✓ 12-Months FREE Access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of Exclusive Case Study Focused Videos and Articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ New Uploads Each Month