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1 Staff are people recruited to research by virtue of their status as current or former employees of the NHS
2 Data means data generated by an NHS clinical service, or held in NHS databases or behind NHS firewalls, or owned by the NHS in any other capacity.
It does not matter whether the data hold identifying personal information or whether they are anonymised.
If your research involves the use of patient-identifiable information without consent, you will need to apply to the HRA Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG). Applications can be made via the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) application process.