As a lay member you will have a willingness to familiarise yourself with basic working knowledge of health services, the duty of confidentiality, relevant law and the use of health information. You will have experience as a patient, participant in a research study, carer or service user.
As a specialist member you will have an understanding of the duty of confidentiality, data protection legislation relevant to health and care data, consent, clinical or health service research processes, and the Caldicott Principles. You will be from an information governance, legal, commercial use of data, or health research background.
For both specialist and lay members you will have the ability to consider and debate a wide range of technical and policy information in an analytical manner, and to focus on key areas of importance without losing track of the bigger picture in order to put forward a recommendation. All members should actively contribute to review of applications outside meetings and contribute to discussions in-meeting.
For more information please visit our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/igard where you will find our Terms of Reference and standard operating procedures, minutes from previous IGARD meetings and role profiles.
Successful candidates are expected to prepare for and attend at least 50% of meetings and as directed by NHS Digital to meet its business needs, held weekly throughout the year via video conferencing or at our main office locations in Leeds and London.
The roles are remunerated through a managed service that NHS Digital holds in place through contract. Due to the nature of this you will be employed by that service and not directly by NHS Digital.