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Confidentiality Advisory Group Patient Involvement Workshop

Published on 31 January 2017

Registration for this event has now closed due to a large number of expressions of interest. Those who obtained a place will be contacted on Monday 13th  February.

London Marriot County Hall, 22 February 2017, 9am-1pm

The Health Research Authority’s Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) exists to ensure the appropriate use of confidential patient information for purposes beyond direct patient care.

CAG’s advice is needed for instances where essential activities of the NHS, and important medical research, requires the use of identifiable patient information where it is not always practical to obtain consent.

We are holding an event on the 22 February 2017 where patients and members of the public can meet members of CAG to find out more about their work. Importantly, this will be an opportunity for CAG members to hear patient and public views on issues relating to the advice that CAG is asked to give.

We want the meeting to directly inform and influence CAG members’ thinking and help shape an understanding of the issues around dissemination of patient information, including for example the disclosure of NHS patient data for medical purposes where there is a clear public benefit but also where commercial interests may come into play.

Reasonable travel expenses and accommodation costs will be provided, in accordance with HRA policy.

For more information please contact hra.cag@nhs.net or 020 7972 2557

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