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IGARD membership

IGARD is made up of independent specialist and lay members. 

Members of the Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) are independent from NHS Digital, and must meet the requirements set out within the IGARD member role profiles.  Members roles are the Chair, specialist member, or a lay member.

The members and Chair of IGARD are all independent: that is they will not otherwise hold substantive employment contracts with NHS Digital.


Maria Clark


Professor Nicola Fear


Kirsty Irvine


Dr. Geoffrey Schrecker


Further information

internal IGARD member role profiles

Members of the Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) are independent from NHS Digital, and must meet the requirements set out here. Members can be the chair, a specialist member, or a lay member.

Last edited: 30 June 2021 10:39 am