RNOH Stanmore RNOH Bolsover Street
45 Bolsover Street
Tel: 020 8954 2300
Our Reference: SS280918
Dear Sam Smith,
Re: FOI requests dated: 28/09/2018 & 26th October 2018
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on
the 28/09/2018 as below:
1) Any contracts, memoranda of understanding, or other agreements (especially data
sharing agreements and data contracts) between the RNOH and the company.
2) Any statements of conflict of interest, or other discussions, shared with the RNOH Board
about that company by any of the company's registered officers (see above link);
3) Any Information Governance documents, Data Protection Impact Assessments (or pre-
GDPR Privacy Impact Assessments) created by the RNOH or the Company about projects
involving both, and including any projects that involve other entities
4) Whether the RNOH has been formally informed of any valuation of the company, and, if
so, for the basis of that valuation
5) Whether any agreement allows an officer of the company to use their RNOH / NHS
credentials to create a dataset for the company; b) any sanctions should they have done
so; and c) any assurances on provenance of the datasets that orth.ai are using in any work
with the RNOH.
6) How many records RNOH believes the company has acquired from databases and
clinical systems in use at the RNOH.
Our response to the above was as follows:
In response to your request the RNOH can confirm that we don’t have this supplier on our
Purchase Order System and have not found any transactions.
Following your further request of 26th October 2018, we can confirm the above initial response to
be correct. In addition, please note the following information:
A. This project has been initiated using the Government guidelines:
In association with the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science
B. In compliance with the Government guidelines, the RNOH has created a forum, which will
be in charge of reviewing data and technology driven research. The forum’s terms of
reference have been drafted and the plan is to conduct reviews in line with the principles
and commitments outlined in the document.
You have a right for an internal review if you are dissatisfied with how the request has been
handled. Internal review requests can be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the
response to your original request and should be sent to the following postal address:
Trust Secretary / Information Governance Manager
Freedom of Information Internal Review
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust,
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP
Fol owing the internal review you do have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s
Office (ICO) who upholds information rights in the public interest. The contact details for the ICO
are as follows:
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Please do not hesitate to get in-touch if you require any further support for this request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust | Brockley Hill Stanmore | Middlesex | HA7 4LP