BNHFT and the Hampshire Health Record

Dr Neil Bhatia made this Freedom of Information request to Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you very much for all your previous FOI responses.

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 Friday 1st April 2011.

Back in January 2009, I requested information from you regarding BNHFT sending clinical feeds to the Hampshire Health Record database.

Your response
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/53...
stated that:

"The Trust is proposing to join the Hampshire Clinical Data Repository (HCDR) in the next financial year."
"The Trust has not started to make visitors aware of the HCDR. The development of a communication plan would form part of the aforementioned formal project."
"Ensuring that the appropriate {opt out] forms are readily available would form part of the aforementioned formal project."

I asked again in May 2010 about your plans to join the HHR.
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/32...

You response then was:
"The Trust did not join up to the HCDR/HHR during 2009/10 although discussions are continuing with the PCT."

So here I am again in April 2011.

• Please could you state whether BNHFT did indeed join up to the HHR between April 1st 2010 and 31st March 2011

• Please could you confirm the date that BNHFT started feeding the HHR with patient data, or the date that BNHFT will start feeding the HHR with patient data if it hasn't yet started to

• Please could you kindly send me your HHR communication plan, which ensures that (amongst other things):

* BNHFT is making visitors aware of the HCDR/HHR feeds via posters and leaflets and your web site, and of their right to opt out
* Opt out forms are freely available from the hospital or downloadable from your website

• Please could you kindly send me a copy of your opt out form, or a link to it

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 Thursday 5th May 2011.

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

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust,

I would be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Neil Bhatia

FOI (BNHFT), Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Bhatia,

Please find attached formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information request.

Regards, FOI.

Freedom of Information Office
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Foundation Trust

01256 473202

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear FOI (BNHFT),

Just a polite reminder that you must respond to my FOI request by the end of today, Thursday 5th May.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear FOI (BNHFT),

You are overdue in your response to my FOI request and as such are in clear breach of the act.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

FOI (BNHFT), Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dr Bhatia,
Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in replying to you. I will endeavour to provide the information to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Lappin
On behalf of
The Freedom of Information Office

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Lappin, Nicola, Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Bhatia,

Please find attached a formal response to your recent Freedom of
Information request and accept our apologies for the delay in responding.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office

Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Nicola,

Thank you for this.

I will ask again in one year's time.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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Information about the Hampshire Health Record can be found on my site:

www.hampshirehealthrecord.info

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