Tuesday 28 July 2020
midday to 2pm
|Simon Madden, Chair (SM)||NHSX||Director of Policy and Strategy|
|Dame Fiona Caldicott (DFC)||National Data Guardian||National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care|
|Jackie Gray, Deputy Chair (JG)||NHS Digital||Executive Director of IG|
|Dr Tony Calland (TC)||Confidentiality Advisory Group||Chair of Confidentiality Advisory Group|
|Vicky Chico (VC) on behalf of Juliet Tizzard (JT)||Health Research Authority||Data Policy Advisor|
|Ian Hulme (IH)||Information Commissioner’s Office||Director of Regulatory Assurance|
|Dr Robert Kyffin (RK)||Public Health England||Data & Information Policy and Partnerships Lead|
|Professor Jo Martin (JM)||Academy of Medical Royal Colleges||President of the Royal College of Pathologists|
|Dawn Monaghan (DM)||NHSX||Head of IG Policy|
|Simon Richardson (SR)||Care Quality Commission||Information Rights Manager|
|Charlotte Abbott (CA)||NHSX||Policy and Engagement Intern|
|David Evans (DE)||NHSX||IG Policy Lead|
|Dr Alan Hassey (AH)||National Data Guardian||National Data Guardian Panel Member|
|Rachel Merrett (RM)||NHSX||Head of Stakeholder Engagement|
|Noshaba Khan (NK)||NHSX||Business Support Manager|
|Andrew Hughes (AH)||Local Government Association||Director of Health and Wellbeing System Improvement|
|Juliet Tizzard (JT)||Health Research Authority||Director of Policy|
Welcome and Introductions
SM welcomed members to the meeting.
Apologies noted from AH and JT.
Minutes and Actions from the previous meeting
Minutes - paper 01a
The Panel members and Chair agreed and signed off minutes.
Actions - paper 01b
NK presented the Action Log, which was agreed by Panel members including the following:
Records Management Code of Practice (RMCoP) - paper 02a, 02b & 02c
RM presented the item and asked the Panel to endorse the RMCoP 2020 (02a) along with the draft consultation document (02b). The issue around the retention of de-registered GP records and the proposed review was noted.
The Panel agreed for the RMCoP to go ahead for consultation in September, subject to some minor changes. This included considering whether the retention of social care records should be reviewed. The Panel agreed in principle that the final Code could be endorsed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, subject to their agreement.
NDG survey and report on information sharing - paper 03a & 03b
AH presented the paper on the NDG report on a survey conducted on information sharing to support direct care. The Panel were asked to provide a steer in relation to the report and next steps.
The Panel endorsed the report and future engagement with the NDG to assist in promoting the blog and other work. It was agreed that the findings closely aligned with the work on the data strategy.
IG Red Tape Challenge (RTC) - principles and processes - paper 04
SM presented the paper providing an update on the RTC launch and stakeholder workshop planned for September.
The Panel was requested to consider and approve the topic area list and the invite list for the workshop.
The panel agreed to proceed with the launch in September subject to the suggestions of case studies being added and a clearer explanation of the RTC being taken into account.
Guidance log - paper 05a
RM presented the guidance log which was noted.
Risk register - paper 05b
RM presented the risk register - this was noted, and no issues raised.
CA gave an update on the IG portal which is due to launch at the end of September. It was agreed that further updates would be provided to the panel prior to launch.
DM raised the issue of sensitive codes i.e. what should be classed as sensitive and excluded from sharing. It was agreed for this to be brought back to the Panel at a later date once NHSx had liaised with the Data Policy team.
Date of next meeting, September 15th, 2020.