Confidentiality Advisory Group

The Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) is an independent body which provides expert advice on the use of confidential patient information. This includes providing advice to us, the Health Research Authority (HRA) for research uses. It also provides advice to the Secretary of State for Health for non-research uses.

The key purpose of CAG is to protect and promote the interests of patients and the public, while at the same time facilitating appropriate use of confidential patient information for purposes beyond direct patient care.

You can find information on applying to CAG in our CAG guidance page.

You can find details of applications that CAG has supported (approved) to use confidential patient information on our registers.