Deirdre Does It With Distinction

Congratulations to our Head of Information Governance Deirdre Coyle for passing the Caldicott Guardian Certificate with distinction. The qualification is normally undertaken by doctors who are Caldicott Guardians, and Deirdre is one of only a handful of people holding the qualification in NHS Scotland.

Deirdre has worked in NHS Forth Valley for almost 30 years in a variety of posts, but for the last 7 years has been the resident ‘go to’ person for Information Governance advice.

She explained: “Caldicott Guardians act as the conscience of the organisation and my role with my team is to support and provide high level specialist advice covering Confidentiality, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Information Security and Information Sharing amongst other things to all staff and the public.

“There is never a dull moment in Information Governance and there are a few misconceptions about what we do, but no two days are the same which makes it a great area to work in. I am delighted to have gained a further qualification in this field and am extremely grateful for the funding and support I received. Hopefully NHS Forth Valley will reap the benefit of my success.”