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The IGC performs these functions:


  Reviews and approves all new and material changes to existing Department IG policies and Standard Operating Procedures;

  Reviews reported Incidents, including actual and suspected breaches, security, etc.;

  Reports to the Research Committee on Departmental compliance with Information Governance policies;

  Provides advice to and obtains approvals from the Research Committee and the SMC on Information Governance matters as required; and

 ✓ Encourage good practice and compliance across the activities of the Department in line with regulatory requirements.


Meeting frequency: Twice a term


Membership: A representative from each of the research groups in the Department. The Committee is currently comprised of the following representatives:

Chair: Ly-Mee Yu

Administration/SIRO: Nicola Small

IT/G Head: John Briggs

Secretary/IGM: Phil Nieri

Health Behaviours: Nerys Astbury

HERG: Ruth Sanders

IRIHS: Joseph Wherton

CVM: James Sheppard

Infections and acute care: Oliver van Hecke

EBM: Vacant – replacement TBD

Data Lab: Helen Curtis 

CHSEO: Stuart Redding

Medical Statistics: Julie McLellan

CPRD: Clare Bankhead

MIC: Phil Turner

CTU: Ly-Mee Yu/Emma Ogburn

UG team: Maria Luque Araba

Q Research: Julia Hippisley-Cox

RCGP/RSC: Gayathri Delanerolle

MSD IT: Jono Franklin