The Caldicott Principles were published in 1997

The Caldicott Principles were published in 1997, following a review of how patient information was handled across the health care systems. Six principles were set out which organisations should follow to ensure that information that can identify a patient is protected and only used when it is appropriate to do so. Since then, when deciding whether they needed to use information that would identify an individual. The Principles were extended to adult social care records in 2000.The Caldicott Principles were published in 1997, following a review of how patient information was handled across the health care systems. Six principles were set out which organisations should follow to ensure that information that can identify a patient is protected and only used when it is appropriate to do so. Since then, when deciding whether they needed to use information that would identify an individual. The Principles were extended to adult social care records in 2000.