Dear The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to make a request under the FOI Act.

For the purposes of the Act, please take the date of your receipt of this request as 8th February 2016.

I am interested in the relationship (if any) between your organisation and the Hampshire Health Record (clinical data repository).

• Please could you tell me whether your organisation has commenced extracting and uploading personal confidential data about patients/clients to the HHR?

• If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds into the HHR at anytime between now and 31st March 2017?

If the answer to both of the above is no, then thank you very much, ignore the remainder of this request, and please consider my request closed.

However, if your organisation has already commenced uploading, or is planning to before March 31st 2017, then please can you provide me with the following:

• Any and all fair processing information (posters/leaflets/handouts) made available, or planning to be made available, to patients/clients informing them of this new use of their data

• Any and all policies on the implementation of HHR feeds by your organisation

• The types/nature of information that you will be extracting and uploading to the HHR

• The opt-out form (or process) available to patients to express dissent to this type of processing of their data, and so block uploading of all their personal confidential data to the HHR by your organisation (in line with the DPA and NHS Constitution)

I would be grateful if you would be kind enough to send me the requested information promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt of my request.

I would be grateful if you would kindly acknowledge receipt of this request as recommended by the ICO (“It would be good practice to acknowledge receipt of requests and to refer to the 20 working day time limit, so that applicants know their request is being dealt with”).

Thank you once again.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Freedom of Information, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ref No: FOI 150443

Dear Dr Bhatia

Thank you for your email of 6th February where you requested information about Hampshire Health Record from The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH).

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. Please note that the FOI Act covers all recorded information held by a public authority, and does not require that authority to create new information for the purposes of responding to your request.

Please note that the processing of requests under the FOI Act carries a financial cost for the organisations dealing with them. Therefore, if you no longer require the information that you have requested please notify us as soon as possible so that we can stop processing your request.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
[The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Just a polite reminder that you do need to respond to my request by the end of today, 4th March.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Freedom of Information, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Good Morning Dr Bhatia,

Apologies for the delay. This is now in hand and hopefully will be sent to you by the end of the week.

Ruby

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I am disappointed that you have failed to respond to my request within the statutory 20 working days, thereby breaching s10 of the Act.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Freedom of Information, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ref No: FOI 150443

 

Dear Dr Bhatia

 

Thank you for your email of 6th February where you requested information
about Hampshire Health Record from The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH).

 

The information you requested is below with answers provided in bold, blue
text:

 

I am interested in the relationship (if any) between your organisation and
the Hampshire Health Record (clinical data repository).

    

·         Please could you tell me whether your organisation has commenced
extracting and uploading personal confidential data about patients/clients
to the HHR?

Not yet commenced.

   

·         If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds
into the HHR at anytime between now and 31st March 2017?

A project is in place to implement this. The Trust does not hold
information in relation to exactly when this will be in place.

 

If the answer to both of the above is no, then thank you very much, ignore
the remainder of this request, and please consider my request closed.

   

However, if your organisation has already commenced uploading, or is
planning to before March 31st 2017, then please can you provide me with
the following:

    

·         Any and all fair processing information
(posters/leaflets/handouts) made available, or planning to be made
available, to patients/clients informing them of this new use of their
data

N/A

·         Any and all policies on the implementation of HHR feeds by your
Organisation

N/A

·         The types/nature of information that you will be extracting and
uploading to the HHR

N/A

·         The opt-out form (or process) available to patients to express
dissent to this type of processing of their data, and so block uploading
of all their personal confidential data to the HHR by your organisation
(in line with the DPA and NHS Constitution)

N/A

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be
also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news
reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

[1][email address], or

 

Information Governance Manager

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Castle Lane East

Bournemouth

BH7 7DW

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

[2][email address]

 

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