Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG)
Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG)
The Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG) is an independent group, hosted by NHS Digital, which considers applications for sensitive data made to the HSCIC's Data Access Request Service. The Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) will succeed the Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG).
DAAG is undergoing a period of transformation. The NHS Digital Board is in the process of establishing an independent group to advise on data sharing and to ensure there is a systematic and coherent approach to the scrutiny of requests for data releases.
IGARD will succeed DAAG. IGARD will have an independent chair and membership and an expanded remit to enable improvements in decision making in the respect of data releases.
NHS Digital is currently recruiting an Independent Chair, along with specialist and lay members to join IGARD. Click here for more information.
A consultation on the draft terms of reference for IGARD ran from 16 June to 31 August 2015. Forty-three organisations and individuals responded and the replies have demonstrated the scope of the challenge facing NHS Digital - to strike a balance between corporate and information governance and to make data available for legitimate purposes to the wider health and care community.
For more information please follow the links below:
The monitoring and approvals functions proposed for IGARD are additional to those required by law but considered by NHS Digital to be necessary.
DAAG helps to ensure that the use of patient data for research purposes and for improving patient care is done in a controlled environment where any risk of disclosure is minimised.
DAAG is made up of a panel of members including:
- Dr Joanne Bailey: Interim Chair (Chair of the former General Practice Extraction Service Independent Advisory Group)
- Dr Peter Short: Deputy Caldicott Guardian, NHS Digital
- Dawn Foster: Head of Information Governance, NHS Digital
- Professor John Craven: Independent member (former Vice-Chancellor, University of Portsmouth)
- Dr Eve Sariyiannidou: Independent member (member of the former General Practice Extraction Service Independent Advisory Group)
- Dr James Wilson: Independent member (member of the former General Practice Extraction Service Independent Advisory Group)
View information about how to get DAAG approval.
If you would like to apply for sensitive data fields within NHS Digital data sets please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming meeting dates
The minutes from each DAAG meeting are published within a week after the following DAAG meeting.
- 14 October 2016
- 18 October 2016
- 25 October 2016
- 1 November 2016
Recent meeting dates and papers
4 October 2016
Minutes will be published following the 18 October meeting
27 September 2016
20 September 2016
13 September 2016
6 September 2016
30 August 2016
16 August 2016
9 August 2016
2 August 2016
28 July 2016
26 July 2016
19 July 2016
12 July 2016
5 July 2016
28 June 2016
21 June 2016
14 June 2016
7 June 2016
31 May 2016
24 May 2016
17 May 2016
10 May 2016
3 May 2016
26 April 2016
19 April 2016
12 April 2016
5 April 2016
22 March 2016
15 March 2016
1 March 2016
23 February 2016
16 February 2016
9 February 2016
2 February 2016
26 January 2016
19 January 2016
12 January 2016
5 January 2016
For older meeting papers visit the DAAG archive.