The ICO’s Assurance team will be hosting a webinar and free workshops for small to medium organisations who look after heath related personal data, eg physiotherapists, chiropodists and opticians. The webinar and workshops will cover the basics of data protection both now and under the GDPR.

It is essential to watch the webinar before attending a workshop to make sure they are right for you and that you understand the content.


When and where

11 October 2017: Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London

7 November 2017: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Central Square, Birmingham

9 November 2017: Principal Hotel, Oxford Road, Manchester

What will the workshops cover?

  • Information security – In light of the recent cyber-attacks on the NHS, learn how to get the basics right.

  • GDPR a brief introduction – learn how to start preparing for the changes to the legislation.

  • Records management – Discuss the lifecycle of a record and how to ensure your organisation has the tools to get it right.

  • Subject access requests – How to avoid complaints and keep your service users happy.

Who should apply?

The workshops are aimed at staff or managers with limited practical experience of data protection. They are aimed at small to medium sized organisations who process personal information relating to the health or medical condition of all service users.* 

How to apply

Registration for the London event has closed. 

Register your interest below before 6 October for places in Birmingham or Manchester. Each workshop will cover the same information so you only need to register for one. We will confirm by 13 October if we are able to offer you a place.

Register your interest

We anticipate these events will be popular and therefore cannot guarantee a place for all applicants.

If you have any further questions or a general query regarding these events please email us at

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*These events are not likely to be suitable for GPs and Practice Managers. If you work at a GP surgery and would like more information about data protection, please use the following links to direct you to the most relevant parts of our website:


The one hour webinar, titled ‘Data protection and information security now and in the future – an introduction for small organisations in the healthcare sector’, took place on 23 August 2017 at 2pm.