Our governance

The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

HSCIC Board

The board is the senior decision-making structure of the organisation, accountable to the public, Parliament and the Secretary of State for Health.

Chair

Kingsley Manning, Chair

Non-Executive Directors

  • Sir Nick Partridge
  • Sir Ian Andrews
  • Sir John Chisholm
  • Prof Maria Goddard
  • Dr Sarah Blackburn, Chair Assurance & Risk Committee

Chief Executive

Andy Williams

Executive Team

  • Rachael Allsop, Director of Workforce
  • Peter Counter, Chief Technology Officer
  • Tom Denwood, National Provider Support and Integration Director
  • James Hawkins, Director of Programmes
  • Isabel Hunt, Director of Customer Relations
  • Martin Severs, Interim Director of Information and Analytics, Medical Director and Caldicott Guardian
  • Rob Shaw, Chief Operating Officer
  • Carl Vincent, Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • Linda Whalley Director of Strategy and Policy

Minutes and board papers

The board meets throughout the year. Minutes and board papers are available from each meeting:

Future board meetings

The next public Board meeting is scheduled to take place in London on Wednesday 4 May 2016, at Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road. London SE1 8UG. Please register to attend.

Public sessions of the board are held regularly. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.

Agendas and papers will be available on the website 5 working days before the meeting date. If you have questions to raise about the papers please contact the board secretary. Your questions can then be covered as part of the Board discussion. A short time will be available at the end of each meeting to take questions from any observers. These questions must be given to the board secretary before the meeting.

The board might need to consider commercial or confidential staff agenda items that can’t be discussed in public. If so, a private session will also be held without any observers.

Board Business Meetings

Board business meetings usually take place every alternate month. These are non-statutory meetings of the board and they are not open to the public to attend.

The purpose of these meetings is for the board to discuss items of developing business in detail. For further information please contact enquiries@hscic.gov.uk quoting ‘Board business meetings’ - FAO Executive Office’

The agendas and notes of the board business meetings will be made available here:

Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG)

The Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG) is an independent group, hosted by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), which considers applications for sensitive data made to the HSCIC’s Data Access Request Service.

DAAG is made up of a panel of members.

Department of Health HSCIC Framework Agreement

The relationship between the Department of Health and the Health and Social Care Information Centre is defined in the Framework Agreement.

Department of Health HSCIC Strategic Objectives

The Department of Health’s Strategic Objectives for the Health and Social Care Information Centre: April 2014 to March 2015 are set out in the HSCIC Statement of Strategic Objectives.

Directions

The Health and Social Care Act sets out the powers of the Secretary of State and NHS England to direct the HSCIC to carry out additional functions concerning:

  • Information functions
  • The information functions of any health or social care body
  • Systems delivery functions.

Directions issued