Training and Consultancy in Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Surveillance Law
Certificate in IG for the Health and Social Care Sector
Key Personnel
Paul Simpkins, Course Director
Paul has worked in Data Protection and associated legislation since 1990 and has worked for two of the largest councils in the UK as a Data Protection Officer. He is one of the two founding directors of Act Now Training Ltd. He has been on the ISEB Data Protection Examining panel since its inception in 1998 until he left in 2009 to become a trainer on the Certificate course. He has spoken at National and International Conferences on the subject and is moderator of the Jiscmail Data Protection Bulletin Board. As Course Director he oversees the quality of the course materials and trainers and receives and handles complaints, requests for extensions, and appeals regarding delegate issues. He can be reached at
Paul Couldrey, Course Tutor
Paul is the former Head of Information Governance for NHS Central Midlands Commissioning Support Unit, which supported 10 CCGs. Paul has been involved in IG since 1991 whilst working for the West Midlands Police as a compliance officer and has managed IG at a senior level in law enforcement, local authorities and the NHS. Paul is qualified in information law at Masters level, and has spoken at numerous national conferences in regards to Governance. He was also the Black Country contributor to the Latest Caldicott Review (Caldicott 2) published in June 2013.
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