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Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG)

The Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG) was established as an independent group, hosted by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), to consider applications for sensitive data made to the HSCIC's Data Linkage and Extract Service.


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 Alan Hassey (Chair): HSCIC Information Governance Clinical Lead, Senior Clinical Advisor GPSoC, Member of RCGP Health Informatics Group. 
  • Dawn Foster: Head of Information Governance, HSCIC
  • Sean Kirwan: DH Policy Unit (previous DMsG advisor).
  • Patrick Coyle: Independent representative (previous DMsG chair and member of the HRA Confidentiality Advisory Group).

View information about how to get DAAG approval.

If you would like to apply for sensitive data fields within Health and Social Care Information Centre data sets please email us at:enquiries@hscic.gov.uk.


Forthcoming meeting dates

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

30 July 2014

20 August 2014

9 September 2014


Recent meeting dates and papers

30 January 2014

27 February 2014

7 May 2014

13 May 2014

4 June 2014

26 June 2014

17 July 2014

  pdf icon DAAG Minutes 30 January 2014 [107kb]

  pdf icon DAAG Minutes 27 February 2014 [104kb]

  pdf icon DAAG Minutes 7 May 2014 [109kb]

  pdf icon DAAG Minutes 13 May 2014 [168kb]

  pdf icon DAAG Minutes 4 June 2014 [119kb]

  pdf icon DAAG Minutes 26 June 2014 [114kb]

  To be published following 30 July meeting

For older meeting papers visit the DAAG archive.

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