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GDPR in the Healthcare Sector – From May 2018 to now

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

What has happened? An analysis of new developments 

GDPR is a phrase that every company, organisation or public body is aware of. A year on from the introduction of the regulation, some things have changed and guidance has issued from the Irish Data Protection Commission and the European Data Protection Board – specifically for the Healthcare sector. We now need to review our systems to ensure that they match these updated requirements. Healthcare is a sector that manages multiple forms of sensitive personal patient data and was the subject of a Data Protection Commission review and report in 2018. 

This intensive one-day course will offer delegates expertise into the areas and issues associated with the healthcare sector. What can and cannot be done with patient information, storage of information, consent for research and data retention will be some of the topics covered on the day. Attendees will leave with a greater in-depth knowledge of their responsibilities associated with individual roles in their positions. 

All attendees will get a chance to engage in an informative Q & A session, and will receive a highly informative course pack, and leave with 5 structured CPD Points.

Course Content

Topics to be discussed include;

  • How the data protection law applies to the health sector

  • What can and cannot be done with patient information 

  • The legal requirements for gathering information 

  • Handling data subject requests 

  • Rules in place for “special category data” 

  • Storage of personal information i.e. Patient charts, handover lists, patient lists and discarded information (waste bins) 

  • Developments in health research

  • Access modification health regulations 

Who Should Attend?

This CPD is designed for those who work with of will work with data protection issues on a regular or semi- regular basis. This one-day updated course will be of great interest to Directors of Nursing, HR Managers, Compliance Officers, Medical Secretaries, Department Managers, Ward Managers, Risk Managers, IT Managers, Records Managers, Archivists, Information Managers, Legal Advisors, Data Users, Data Processors and anyone tasked with handling patient and personal data. 


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This training course costs €395EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €495). The price includes course documentation and training pack, teas and coffee, snacks, biscuits, fruit on arrival. Lunch is a light fare containing freshly cut sandwiches, wraps, a selection of teas and coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.