Dear Health and Social Care Information Centre,

Thank you for all your previous responses.

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

• Please could you tell me the toal number of people across England that have opted out of having a Summary Care Record (i.e. not created in the first place or subsequently "blanked", by requesting the 9Ndo / XaXj6 read code to be added to their GP record)

• Please could you tell me whether there are any secondary uses whatsoever of the Summary Care Record clinical data uploaded to the HSCIC, irrespective of whether that data is processed and distributed in anonymous, pseudonmyous or clearly identifiable formats

• If uploaded SCR clinical data is processed for secondary uses, please could you describe the purposes for that processing and the organisations that such data is disseminated to

As per Section 1(4) of the FOI Act
( http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000... ) 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.

I wish to receive the information by email; I believe such a request would be reasonable in these circumstances. As per Section 11 of the FOI Act ( http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000... ) 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. As per the Act, I have provided you with a valid return address, namely the unique email address that this request originates from.

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.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000... ). 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 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 very much once again.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

HSCIC Enquiries,

 

Ref: NIC-363485-C3Q1S

 

 

 

Dear Neil Bhatia,

 

I am writing to acknowledge that your request for information was received
by The Health and Social Care Information Centre  on (01/07/2015) and is
currently being considered. 

If The HSCIC is able to provide you with the information you have
requested, then under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act you are
entitled to receive it promptly and in any event no later than the 20th
working day following the date of receipt. However, we may need to contact
you to clarify your request, if this is required we aim to do this
promptly but no later than 7 days after receiving your initial request for
information.

 

May I take this opportunity to explain the FOI Act in more detail. The Act
provides a 'General right of access to information held by public
authorities. However, it also defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent the release of some or all of the information you have requested.
Therefore, the HSCIC will assess your information request in light of any
relevant exemptions.

 

If exemptions do apply, then the HSCIC may decide not to release all, or
part, of the information you have requested. I shall inform you if this is
the case, and advise you of your rights of appeal.

 

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken as to whether to
release the information to you.

 

The response to your request will be sent to you by email, however if you
require your response in any other format, please contact us to discuss a
suitable format.

 

The HSCIC will not normally charge a fee to provide you with the
information you have requested, unless the cost of dealing with your
request is more than £450 as outlined in Section 12 of the FOI Act and
Section 3 of the The FOI and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004. If it appears likely that your request will cost more,
then the HSCIC is able to refuse to supply the information.  As per our
obligations under Section 16 of the FOI Act, every effort will be made to
provide you with details of how you may be able to reframe your request in
order for us to complete the required work within the (£450 / 18 person
hours) cost limit.

 

If you have any queries or should you wish to make a complaint about the
manner in which your request is being processed then please do not
hesitate to contact me at the above address in the first instance. Any
complaints will be investigated in accordance with the HSCIC complaints
procedure.

 

Further information about your rights under the Freedom of Information
Act, is available from the Information Commissioner's Office, Wilmslow,
Cheshire and on the HSCIC's website.

 

Kind Regards,

Contact Centre Team

Health and Social Care Information Centre
1 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane
Leeds
LS1 6AE

0300 303 5678

Email: [1][HSCIC request email]
[2]http://www.hscic.gov.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

HSCIC Enquiries,

Dear Neil Bhatia,

Further to your recent request "Freedom of Information request - Summary
Care Record" received on 01/07/2015 10:14.

Please be assured that we are working towards a resolution and hope to
respond as soon possible.

If you have any queries regarding this request, please contact us quoting
reference number NIC-363485-C3Q1S

Kind Regards,

Contact Centre Team

Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
Tel: 0300 303 5678
Email: [1][HSCIC request email]
Web: [2]www.hscic.gov.uk

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[HSCIC request email]
2. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/

HSCIC Enquiries,

Dear Neil Bhatia,

Further to your recent request "Freedom of Information request - Summary
Care Record" received on 01/07/2015 10:14.

Please be assured that we are working towards a resolution and hope to
respond as soon possible.

If you have any queries regarding this request, please contact us quoting
reference number NIC-363485-C3Q1S

Kind Regards,

Contact Centre Team

Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
Tel: 0300 303 5678
Email: [1][HSCIC request email]
Web: [2]www.hscic.gov.uk

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[HSCIC request email]
2. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/

HSCIC Enquiries,

Dear Neil Bhatia,

Further to your recent request "Freedom of Information request - Summary
Care Record" received on 01/07/2015 10:14.

Please be assured that we are working towards a resolution and hope to
respond as soon possible.

If you have any queries regarding this request, please contact us quoting
reference number NIC-363485-C3Q1S

Kind Regards,

Contact Centre Team

Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
Tel: 0300 303 5678
Email: [1][HSCIC request email]
Web: [2]www.hscic.gov.uk

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[HSCIC request email]
2. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/

HSCIC Enquiries,

Dear Neil Bhatia,

Further to your recent request "Freedom of Information request - Summary
Care Record" received on 01/07/2015 10:14.

Please be assured that we are working towards a resolution and hope to
respond as soon possible.

If you have any queries regarding this request, please contact us quoting
reference number NIC-363485-C3Q1S

Kind Regards,

Contact Centre Team

Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
Tel: 0300 303 5678
Email: [1][HSCIC request email]
Web: [2]www.hscic.gov.uk

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[HSCIC request email]
2. http://www.hscic.gov.uk/

Dear HSCIC Enquiries,

Just a polite reminder that you must respond to my request by the end of tomorrow, 30th July.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

HSCIC Enquiries,

1 Atodiad

 

Ref: NIC-363485-C3Q1S

Dear Dr Bhatia,

Thank you for your email.

Please find the attached in response to your FOI request.

Kind Regards,

 

Contact Centre Team
Health and Social Care Information Centre
1 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane
Leeds
LS1 6AE

 

 

0300 303 5678

Email: [1][HSCIC request email]
[2]http://www.hscic.gov.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Dr Neil Bhatia anodiad ()

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