Sam from medConfidential

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

This morning the Secretary of State promoted work by Amazon to make NHS information available via Alexa smart speakers.

We understand there is an agreement in place between Amazon and DHSC/NHS covering some aspects of this feature

Please provide a copy of that agreement, and any referenced documents within it which are not otherwise in the public domain (such as an impact assessment or business case for doing any custom work on the NHS side)

Yours faithfully,

Sam from medConfidential

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Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Smith,

Thank you for your request of 10 July 2019 under the Freedom of
Information Act (Ref: FOI-1182708).

I am writing to inform you that the Department's consideration of the
balance of the public interest with regards to your request is not yet
complete and requires further time to complete in line with Section 10(3)
of the FOI Act.

The Department is currently assessing the public interest in release under
Section 43(2)- prejudice to the commercial interests.

We anticipate this process will take no longer than a further 20 working
days to complete.  We therefore aim to respond fully to your request by 5
September 2019.

Please accept my apologies for this delay.

Yours sincerely

E Franklyn

Freedom of Information Officer

Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Smith,

Thank you for your request of 10 July 2019 under the Freedom of
Information Act (Ref: FOI-1182708).

I am writing to inform you that the Department's consideration of the
balance of the public interest with regards to your request is still not
complete and requires further time to complete in line with Section 10(3)
of the FOI Act.

The Department is currently assessing the public interest in release under
Section 43(2)- prejudice to the commercial interests.

We anticipate this process will take no longer than a further 20 working
days to complete.  We therefore aim to respond fully to your request by 3
October 2019.

Please accept my apologies for this delay.

Yours sincerely

E Franklyn

Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Smith,

Thank you for your request of 10 July 2019 under the Freedom of
Information Act (Ref: FOI-1182708).

I am writing to inform you that the Department's consideration of the
balance of the public interest with regards to your request is still not
complete and requires further time to complete in line with Section 10(3)
of the FOI Act.

The Department is currently assessing the public interest in release under
Section 43(2)- prejudice to the commercial interests.

We anticipate this process will take no longer than a further 20 working
days to complete.  We therefore aim to respond fully to your request by 31
October 2019.

Please accept my apologies for this further delay.

Yours sincerely

E Franklyn

Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Smith,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1182708  ) 

Yours sincerely,

 Edward Franklyn 

Freedom of Information team
Department of Health and Social Care

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The response to this request may have prompted articles:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/amazo...

https://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/308...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/09...

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/healt...

The contract pointed to in the response is at:

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov....

(Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/201912101300... )

linked from

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov....

It's not clear if the contract was published on Government's website prior to this request or if the means of communication used to respond was publishing it and providing the link.