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IGARD coronavirus (COVID-19) response
IGARD is now meeting twice a week to meet coronavirus (COVID-19) as urgent requirements. Although the COVID-19 Response Meetings are separate to the Thursday IGARD meetings, to ensure transparency of process, a meeting summary of the COVID-19 Response Meetings are captured as part of IGARD’s minutes as an appendix.
We are prioritising requests for data in respect of COVID-19 as urgent requirements. This means that other applications or enquiries may be delayed.
If you have any immediate concerns, please contact your case officer directly or email email@example.com referencing DARS in the subject field.
We aim to improve transparency, accountability, quality and consistency through robust, independent scrutiny of NHS Digital data distributions, as well as providing a voice for stakeholders and the public.
IGARD also makes general recommendations or observations to NHS Digital about their processes, policies and procedures, including transparency measures such as registers.
The Data Access Request Service (DARS) can offer clinicians, researchers and commissioners the data required to help improve NHS services. We handle applications, process data and provide access to specific sets of data when requests are approved.