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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.


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 11.07.17):

  • Mr Khalid Bashir (Business Intelligence Manager - Corporate)
  • Ms Isobel Brown (Information Governance Manager, Caldicott Representative)
  • Dr Moira Connolly (Consultant Psychiatrist)
  • Dr Emilia Crighton (Consultant in Public Health Medicine & Deputy Director of Public Health)
  • Dr Judith Godden (Ethics Scientific Officer)
  • Dr Malcolm Gordon (Emergency Medicine Consultant)
  • Dr John Ip (GP LMC Representative)
  • Dr Jennifer Logue (Honorary Consultant in Metabolic Medicine)
  • Mr Jim McHugh (Lay Representative)
  • Mr Kenneth Meechan (Asset Governance Manager, Glasgow City Council)
  • Dr Sonya Scott (Consultant in Public Health Medicine)
  • Ms Uzma Rehman (Public Health Programme Manager)
  • Dr Stefan Siebert (Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist)
  • Dr Mary Sweetland (Independent CHAIR)
  • Mr James Timmons (Lay Representative)
  • Mr Jonathan Todd (Head of Information Management)
  • Dr Jamie Traynor (Consultant Nephrologist)
  • Dr Jeff White (Consultant Medical Oncologist)

Caldicott Approvals

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 Crighton, Deputy Director of Public Health at NHSGGC.