Practices uploading to the Summary Care Record - November

Dr Neil Bhatia made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Thank you very much for all your previous FOI responses.

I would like to make further requests under the FOI Act regarding the Summary Care Record rollout within your PCT.

For the purposes of the Act, please take the date of your receipt of this request as Monday 1st November 2010.

• Please could you kindly state the total number of GP practices within your PCT that are uploading data to the Summary Care Record as of the end of Sunday 31st October 2010.

Connecting for Health have recently sent out some new guidance regarding enrichment of core (or "basic") summary care records:
http://www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/sy...

• Please could you kindly state the number of practices within your PCT that have added more than core information to patient summary care records (that is, have enriched one, some or all of their patients' summary care records).

• Please could you kindly state the total number of patient summary care records, as uploaded by participating practices within your PCT, that have been enriched in any way beyond core information.

As per Section 4a of Part 1 of the FOI Act
( http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp... ) I would like the information in question held at the time when my request is received (draft or otherwise), except that account may be taken of any amendment or deletion made between now and the latest time by which the information is to be communicated to me, being an amendment or deletion that would have been made regardless of the receipt of my request.

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 - that is by then end of Monday 29th November 2010.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, or specific items within the responses are withheld from disclosure, then you must justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act, as per Section 17 of the Act
( http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp... ). Where you rely on a qualified exemption to withhold disclosure, you are obliged to consider the public interest in your decision and the refusal notice must explain not only which exemption applies and why, but also the public interest arguments addressed in reaching the decision.

I wish to receive the information by email; I believe such a request would be reasonable in these circumstances. As per Section 11 of Part 1 of the FOI Act ( http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp... ) I would be grateful if you would "so far as reasonably practicable give effect to that preference"; if you determine that it is not reasonably practicable to comply with this preference then you are required by law to notify me of the reasons for your determination.

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.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

FOI, Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Dr Bhatia

Thank you for your e-mail below, requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I am in the process of collating any information that we hold and will
be in touch with you again within the 20 working days as stipulated
under the Act.

Kind regards,

Terry Boardman
Information Governance Support Officer
Strategy and Performance Improvement
NHS Western Cheshire

T: 01244 650473
F: 01244 650395
E: [email address]

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FOI, Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Dr Bhatia

Thank you for your e-mail below, requesting information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000.

In answer to your specific questions, please see the information below:

1. Please could you kindly state the total number of GP practices within
your PCT that are uploading data to the Summary Care Record as of the end
of Sunday 31st October 2010.

No GP practices in Western Cheshire have uploaded any records so far
to the summary care record.

2. Please could you kindly state the number of practices within your PCT
that have added more than core information to patient summary care records
(that is, have enriched one, some or all of their patients' summary care
records).

No GP practices in Western Cheshire have uploaded or enriched any
records so far to the summary care record.

3. Please could you kindly state the total number of patient summary
care records, as uploaded by participating practices within your PCT, that
have been enriched in any way

beyond core information. Not applicable

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Thank you

Terry Boardman

Information Governance Support Officer

Strategy and Performance Improvement

NHS Western Cheshire

T: 01244 650473

F: 01244 650395

E: [email address]

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Gadawodd Dr Neil Bhatia anodiad ()

Information about the NHS Database / Summary Care Record can be found on my site:

www.summarycarerecord.info