COVID-19 Expert Review Group

Providing expert advice and guidance on the appropriate use of GM Care Record data

The purpose of the GM COVID-19 Expert Review Group is to provide expert advice and guidance on the appropriate use of GM Care Record data for all secondary uses, including business intelligence, analytics and research.

The group also act as the GM Trusted Authority to enable access to agreed datasets, on
behalf of CCGs and data controllers.

A summary of the key decisions made by the group are listed below:

Decision Log

Item no.TitleDescriptionDate presented to GroupGroup decision
1

The Christie Access Request

Upload of data to the BI platform to support research

1 September 2020

Agreed

2

Terms of Reference

Review of governance arrangements and terms of reference

8 September 2020

Agreed

3

University Trusted Research Engineers

Governance and Terms of Reference

8 September 2020

Agreed

4

Operational access process

Consideration of the process and documentation to support access to data for secondary uses / research

15 September 2020

Agreed

5

Management and Supervision Tool (MaST)

The access use case will identify people in the shielded category or otherwise clinically vulnerable, with open referrals to GMMH NHS FT.

22 September 2020

Agreed

6

GM Mortality/Primary Care Cells

Upload of data to the BI platform the support research

20 October 2020

Agreed

7

GM Mortality Planning Group/Primary Care Cell​

Upload data to BM platform to support the research

20 October 2020

Agreed

8

Salford IMID Study

Upload of data to the BI platform to support research

17 November 2020

Agreed

9

How Immune Medicated Inflammatory Disease (IMID) and its treatments react to Covid-19

Use of IDCR within the remit of the DPIA

17 November 2020

Agreed

10

Study ICDR RQ-001 – Grant Healthcare Utilisation Across GM during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Use of IDCR within the remit of the DPIA

09 February 2021

Agreed

11

Study ICDR RQ-004 – Finn Covid-19 Incidents, Hospital Admissions and Death in Cancer Patients in GM

Use of IDCR within the remit of the DPIA

09 February 2021

Agreed

GM Care Record - Access to data specifically for the purposes of COVID-19 related research

Organsiations and researchers wishing to access the Greater Manchester Care Record (GMCR) for the purposes of activity directly related to Greater Manchester’s response to COVID-19 are requred to provide an outline of the intended proposal and its key benefits, the data you require to fulfil your proposal and evidence of your trustworthiness as a data user. The proposal form is available at the link below.

Proposals will be considered by the Expert Review Group (ERG) and afterwards will be triaged through the appropriate governance depending on their origination and purpose.

For further information on the process or any of the content contained within this form, please contact Expert.Group@healthinnovationmanchester.com

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