Dr Alan Hassey MSc MB BS DRCOG FRCGP FFCI was a GP in Skipton, N Yorks for 31 years, until retiring from general practice in June 2013. He is a member of the RCGP Health Informatics Group (HIG) and past chair of HIG and the Joint GP IT Committee of the BMA & RCGP. Alan worked in NHS Digital for 10 years, where he was the IG Clinical Lead & Deputy Caldicott Guardian, before retiring at the end of 2017. Alan has been an adviser to Dame Fiona Caldicott since 2012 and is a member of her National Data Guardian Panel. In 2017 Alan became a Founding Fellow of the UK Faculty of Clinical Informatics and in 2018 he was elected to serve on the Council of the UKFCI where he chairs their Education and Standards Committee.