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Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD)

IGARD formally launches 

A new independent group that reviews applications for sensitive NHS Digital data formally launched on 1 February 2017 with expert members and an enhanced transparency remit.

IGARD considers applications through the Data Access Request Service as a replacement for the Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG).

It aims to improve transparency, accountability, quality and consistency through robust, independent scrutiny of NHS Digital data disseminations, as well as provide a voice for stakeholders and members of the public.

This webpage is in the process of being updated and IGARD Standard Operating Procedures as referenced in section 10 of the IGARD Terms of Reference will be uploaded as they are finalised. Should you have any questions please contact the IGARD Secretariat:

IGARD Membership

IGARD is made up of a panel of members including:

Chris Carrigan: Independent Chair

Sarah Baalham: Lay Member

Joanne Bailey: Specialist member (Former DAAG member)

Anomika Bedi: Specialist Member

Nicola Fear: Specialist Member

Jon Fistein: Specialist Member

Kirsty Irvine: Lay Member

Debby Lennard: Lay Member 

Eve Sariyiannidou: Specialist member (Former DAAG member)

James Wilson: Specialist member (Former DAAG member)

Forthcoming meeting dates

The minutes from each IGARD meeting are published within a week after the following IGARD meeting.  

  • 1 June 2017
  • 8 June 2017
  • 15 June 2017
  • 22 June 2017
  • 29 June 2017

Recent meeting dates and papers - IGARD

25 May 2017

 Minutes will be published following the 1 June 2017 meeting

18 May 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 18 May 2017 [141kb]

11 May 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 11 May 2017 [157kb]

4 May 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 04 May 2017 [136kb]

27 April 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 27 April 2017 [125kb]

20 April 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 20 April 2017 [217kb]

13 April 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 13 April 2017 [182kb]

6 April 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 06 April 2017 [145kb]

30 March 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 30 March 2017 [244kb]

23 March 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 23 March 2017 [191kb]

16 March 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 16 March 2017 [153kb]

9 March 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 09 March 2017 [139kb]

2 March 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 02 March 2017 [146kb]

23 February 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 23 February 2017 [187kb]

16 February 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 16 February 2017 [261kb]

9 February 2017

 pdf icon IGARD Minutes 09 February 2017 [254kb]

Recent meeting dates and papers - DAAG

31 January 2017

pdf icon DAAG Minutes 31 January 2017 [219kb]

24 January 2017

pdf icon DAAG Minutes 24 January 2017 [192kb]

17 January 2017

pdf icon DAAG Minutes 17 January 2017 [227kb]

10 January 2017

pdf icon DAAG Minutes 10 January 2017 [195kb]

For older meeting papers visit the DAAG archive.

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