The Safe Haven is independently governed by a Local Privacy Advisory Committee (LPAC), which currently operates a 'virtual' approval process in tandem with occasional physical meetings, in order to speed up the approvals.
The LPAC is independent from the management structure of the Safe Haven and is made up of both lay members and NHSGGC staff members from clinical, information governance, research & development, ethical, information technology and information management backgrounds. The Committee also includes data representatives for Tier 2 datasets included in the Safe Haven, who can advise on appropriate use of the data. Safe Haven staff members attend and present new business to the LPAC for discussion and consideration for approval but do not, and can not, influence the decisions made by the Committee.
Membership of LPAC can, and infrequently does, change. This list will be updated accordingly.
Current LPAC members are (as of 01.03.16):
The Safe Haven applies to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Caldicott Guardian for permission to hold/access any new dataset for research purposes. We do this only when interest is expressed by a research group in accessing the data for an appropriate study and they have already obtained permission from the data controller for that particular dataset.
Currently our Caldicott Guardian is Dr Emilia Crichton, Interim Director of Public Health at NHSGGC.