Dame Fiona Caldicott – In Memoriam

The FCI pay tribute to Dame Fiona Caldicott


It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Dame Fiona Caldicott on 15th February 2021.

Dame Fiona was a Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. She encouraged and engaged with the work of the Faculty and was supportive of our mission. 

Dame Fiona achieved so much in informatics and laid the foundations for what the FCI would become, particularly with her three Caldicott reports and Caldicott Guardians, of whom many are involved with the Faculty. We were lucky enough to interview Fiona last year, so please do read her interview with our Vice Chair Anne Marie Cunningham.

We are very proud to have been associated with Dame Fiona She leaves an enormous legacy for informatics and healthcare, and will be greatly missed by us all.

Please read the wonderful tribute to Dame Fiona on the National Data Guardian website here: Dame Fiona Caldicott tribute - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Please see tributes from FCI members below:

Dr Alan Hassey: “My practice contributed to the first Caldicott Report in 1997 and I was lucky enough to be a panel member supporting Dame Fiona’s work from 2012-2020. I was always most impressed by her thoughtful approach to tricky problems. She was an inspiration to work for, considerate of her colleagues and wise in her judgements. I learned so much from her and send my best wishes to Robert, Lucy her friends, fellow panellists and colleagues.”


Dr Joanne Bailey: "I feel privileged to have worked with Dame Fiona over the last 6 years and have found her to be a role model for wisdom and integrity in leadership. When Dame Fiona appointed me to the NDG panel, I was a little daunted to work closely with her, given her extraordinary contribution, but soon appreciated her kindness, patience, and understated sense of humour. I have found it moving to realise, through the many testimonies and tributes, that Dame Fiona had a positive and lasting personal impact on so many others too, in addition to her professional achievements and public service.”