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Minutes Tuesday 20 July 2021

1pm to 2.30pm

Microsoft teams


Name Representing Role
Jackie Gray, Deputy Chair (JG) NHS Digital Executive Director of IG
Dr Nicola Byrne (NB) National Data Guardian National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care
Dr Tony Calland (TC) Confidentiality Advisory Group Chair of Confidentiality Advisory Group
Jenny Firth (JF) NHSX Acting Deputy Director, Data Policy
Andrew Hughes (AH) Local Government Association (LGA) Director of Health and Wellbeing System Improvement
Ian Hulme (IH) Information Commissioner’s Office Director of Regulatory Assurance
Dawn Monaghan (DM) NHSX Head of IG Policy
Eddie Morris (EM) Academy of Medical Royal Colleges President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Simon Richardson (SR) Care Quality Commission Information Rights Manager
David Evans (DE) NHSX IG Policy Lead
Deborah Harris (DH) NHSX Policy Engagement Manager
Rachel Merrett (RM) NHSX Head of IG Stakeholder Engagement
Martin Staples (MS) NHSX Data Sharing and Privacy Specialist
Sami Mansoor (SM) NHSX Policy Engagement Manager


Name Representing Role
Dr Robert Kyffin (RK) Public Health England Data & Information Policy and Partnerships Lead
Simon Madden, Chair (SM) NHSX Director of Policy and Strategy



Welcome and introductions

The Chair welcomed members to the meeting and the apologies were noted.


Minutes and actions from the previous meeting

Minutes: paper 01a

The Panel members and Chair agreed and signed off minutes.

Actions: paper 01b

The actions log was noted by Panel members.

Agenda items for next meeting

Panel members were asked to forward any agenda items for the next meeting on to NK.


Pseudonymised data

DE provided an update advising he is working through the issues raised at the previous meeting.

It was agreed to circulate a revised paper for members to feed in their views, so that agreement could be reached at the next meeting.


Direct marketing guidance

RM introduced the item, and requesting approval to publish the guidance. JG suggested having a checklist included in the "IG professionals" section. RM agreed to develop this separately following publication, and will submit to the WG.

The Panel approved the guidance, and it was agreed to publish immediately after the publication of the ICO’s direct marketing guidance.


Training strategy

DH provided an update on the draft IG training strategy. Panel members were happy with the content, and the strategy will be updated with the comments provided.


Routine items

Guidance log: paper 02a

NK to circulate guidance log with Panel members to suggest any additions to the log.

Risk register: paper 02b

The risk register was also noted by Panel members.



GP dataset: JG provided an update on the changes to the programme, and agreed to circulate a press release and copy of a letter that was issued to GPs. The Panel discussed making a statement to re-issue their commitment to transparency. It was ultimately agreed that there would be no statement from the panel, but that individual organisations should be giving out the same messages. JG also agreed to engage with panel members who had not been engaged with to date by the programme.

Date of next meeting: 21 September 2021.