Access to medical records

W. Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board,

I am making a request for all the information to which I am entitled to under the Freedom of Information Act, concerning:-

When a NHS patient makes a request to you the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, for information pertaining to their medical information you hold:-

a. How longer does it take for you the Aneurin Bevan Health Board to supply the requested information?

b. If requested, do you the Aneurin Bevan Health Board supply the patient with the names of the individuals that has accessed the patient’s medical records?

c. If requested, do you the Aneurin Bevan Health Board supply the patient with the departments / locations these individuals have accessed this information from?

I understand that under the FOI Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Please note that your full reply to the above questions should sent by e-mail to the return address shown in the heading to this message. This is because both the request and its response are published for public scrutiny on the web site through which this request has been made.

Yours faithfully,

Williams

Bryony Codd (Aneurin Bevan Health Board - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act received on 21 February 2013

We have allocated it the following reference number, FOI 13050, and will
be in contact again shortly.

In the meantime, if I can be of any further assistance please do not
hesitate to contact me at Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Headquarters, St
Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, NP18 3XQ

Yours sincerely

Bryony

 
 
 
Bryony Codd
Pennaeth Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Head of Corporate Governance
Bwrdd Iechyd Aneurin Bevan / Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Ffôn/Phone: 01633 435940  ext: 56614
 
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Bryony Codd (Aneurin Bevan Health Board - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Mr/s Williams
 
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, received on the 21 February.
 
Please find attached a response to this request.
 
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me
 
Yours sincerely
Bryony Codd
 
 
Bryony Codd
Pennaeth Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Head of Corporate Governance
Bwrdd Iechyd Aneurin Bevan / Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Ffôn/Phone: 01633 435940  ext: 56614
 
Please note that Aneurin Bevan Health Board Headquarters has now relocated
to St Cadoc's Hospital, Caerleon
 
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[2]https://www.facebook.com/AneurinBevanHea...
 
 
 
 

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W. Williams left an annotation ()

I requested the information relating to, “Access to medical records”, following Judith Paget response on behalf of Dr Andrew Goodall to me, concerning my request for whom had access my medical / personal information held by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board / NHS.

Judith Paget’s response was:-

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“regret to inform you that it would not be appropriate for us to provide you with a list of staff who have accessed your records as we believe that all staff involved would have had a legitimate need to do so in order to provide you with your ongoing care.”

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I contacted the Information Commissioner’s Office following Dr Andrew Goodall / NHS refusal to provide me with the list of individual who had accessed my medical / personal records held by Aneurin Bevan Health Board / NHS.

The I.C.O.’s response was as follows:-

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“Aneurin Bevan Health Board explained that the initial belief was that they were protecting the confidentiality of staff. However as staff members were accessing your records on a professional basis it is our opinion that you would be entitled to details of which members accessed your health records, in response to a subject access request.”

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Additionally, my Member of Parliament also wrote on my behalf, in November 2012 reiterating my request concerning who had accessed my medical records, etc.

The correspondence was as follows:-

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“Dear Dr Goodall,

I have been contacted by the above named constituent of mine regarding her request for information about her medical records. She is requesting a full list of individuals that have accessed her medical records, when these individuals had accessed her records and from which location they were accessed. Miss Williams informs me that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed to her that she is entitled to the list, but that she has not yet received it.

I would be grateful if you could look into this situation and respond to my office. Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Murphy MP”

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To this date 14 March 2013, I have still not been provided with the information I requested. Yet, Dr. Goodall claimed on 28 February 2013 that individuals are entitled to receive, if a subject access request is made, the list of individuals that have accessed medical records, when this access was made and from where.

So why is Dr Andrew Goodall, Chief Executive of the Aneurin Bevan Health Board denying me access to information relating to my medical / personal data held be the Aneurin Bevan Health Board / NHS?