Data protection of health records

Peter Williams made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Summercroft Surgery

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Dear Summercroft Surgery

I would be grateful if you could supply the following information as of today‘s date:

1/ the number of patients registered at your GP’s practice;

2/ the number of patients whose records have had the objection code 9Nu0 (SystmOne XaZ89) entered, following the patient declining their consent to their clinical data being extracted electronically;

3/ the number of patients whose records have been coded with 9Nu4 (SystmOne XaaVL) forbidding any of the patient's data, from any NHS source, leaving the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC);

4/ the number of patient subject access requests (Data Protection Act 1998, section 7) received in 2014;

5/ fees quoted for subject access requests in 2014;

6/ number of patients, to date, who have registered to obtain their medication records online.

Thank you for your precious time.

Yours sincerely

Peter Williams

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Sent request to Summercroft Surgery again.

Michalska Carla (NHS BROMLEY CCG), Summercroft Surgery

Dear Peter,

Please find the requested information below.

1/ 11375 patients registered on 07/09/15.
2/ 617 currently registered patients coded 9Nu0 on 07/09/15.
3/ 204 currently registered patients coded 9Nu4 on 07/09/15.
4/ 120 Subject Access Requests in 2014.
5/ £10.00 Access fee plus £0.40 per page up to £50.00/ £50.00 set price to third party.
6/ 3587 patients registered for EMIS Access (online access to a selection of the medical record) on 10/09/15.

Kind Regards,

Carla Michalska
Administrator
Summercroft Surgery
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From: Peter Williams [[FOI #290175 email]]
Sent: 07 September 2015 13:37
To: Croft Summer (SUMMERCROFT SURGERY)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Data protection of health records

Dear Summercroft Surgery

I would be grateful if you could supply the following information as of today‘s date:

1/ the number of patients registered at your GP’s practice;

2/ the number of patients whose records have had the objection code 9Nu0 (SystmOne XaZ89) entered, following the patient declining their consent to their clinical data being extracted electronically;

3/ the number of patients whose records have been coded with 9Nu4 (SystmOne XaaVL) forbidding any of the patient's data, from any NHS source, leaving the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC);

4/ the number of patient subject access requests (Data Protection Act 1998, section 7) received in 2014;

5/ fees quoted for subject access requests in 2014;

6/ number of patients, to date, who have registered to obtain their medication records online.

Thank you for your precious time.

Yours sincerely

Peter Williams

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Good afternoon

I am most grateful to you for your email of 11 September 2015 – a full, clear and prompt response to my Freedom of Information request about data protection of health records. Thank you.

You may be interested to learn, following responses from practices so far, specific dissent codes entered (as a percentage of the total number of patients registered) vary between 0.1% and 9% depending somewhat on the location of the practice — rates are higher, for example, in University practices. Between 0.3% and 55% of patients have opted for online services in different practices.

Kind regards

Peter Williams

Hi Carla

I'll keep you posted with results of my research.

Have a good weekend.

Kind regards

Peter