Dear Slough Borough Council,

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 9th March 2016.

I am interested in the relationship between your organisation and the Connected Care clinical data repository (Graphnet 3rd party database), which I will refer to as "CC" in this FOI request, and as mentioned in this article:
http://www.digitalhealth.net/shared_care...

I wondered if you were one of the "6 local authorities" mentioned in that report.

• Please could you tell me whether your organisation is already extracting and uploading personal confidential data about patients/clients to the CC database?

• If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds into the CC database at anytime between now and 31st March 2017?

If the answer to both of the above is no, then thank you very much, ignore the remainder of this request, and please consider my request closed.

However, if your organisation is already uploading, or is planning to before March 31st 2017, then please can you provide me with the following:

• Any and all fair processing information (posters/leaflets/handouts) made available, or planning to be made available, to patients/clients informing them of this new use of their data

• Any and all policies on the implementation of CC feeds by your organisation

• The types/nature of information that you are, or will be, extracting and uploading to the CC database

I am aware of the opt-out arrangements available at contributing GP surgeries. However, I am interested in how patients can (or if they cannot) prohibit your organisation from extracting and uploading information to the CC database in the first place (processing of their data which would have no purpose or justification if they have already opted-out at their GP surgery).

• Please could you tell me process available to patients to express dissent to *you*, for this type of processing of their data, and so block extraction uploading of all their personal confidential data to the CC database by your organisation (in line with the DPA and NHS Constitution)

• Please could you tell me whether the data controller for the CC database informs you when patients have opted out of having a CC record (e.g. having opted out at their GP surgery), which would in theory allow you to switch of the feed to the CC database for that patient's information

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 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.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

FOI, Slough Borough Council

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Please accept this email as receipt of your FOI request which is now receiving attention.

SBC, FOI Officer

-----Original Message-----
From: Dr Neil Bhatia [mailto:[FOI #321038 email]]
Sent: 09 March 2016 11:05
To: _Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Connected Care (Berkshire)

Dear Slough Borough Council,

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 9th March 2016.

I am interested in the relationship between your organisation and
the Connected Care clinical data repository (Graphnet 3rd party
database), which I will refer to as "CC" in this FOI request, and
as mentioned in this article:
http://www.digitalhealth.net/shared_care...

I wondered if you were one of the "6 local authorities" mentioned
in that report.

* Please could you tell me whether your organisation is already
extracting and uploading personal confidential data about
patients/clients to the CC database?

* If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds
into the CC database at anytime between now and 31st March 2017?

If the answer to both of the above is no, then thank you very much,
ignore the remainder of this request, and please consider my
request closed.

However, if your organisation is already uploading, or is planning
to before March 31st 2017, then please can you provide me with the
following:

* Any and all fair processing information
(posters/leaflets/handouts) made available, or planning to be made
available, to patients/clients informing them of this new use of
their data

* Any and all policies on the implementation of CC feeds by your
organisation

* The types/nature of information that you are, or will be,
extracting and uploading to the CC database

I am aware of the opt-out arrangements available at contributing GP
surgeries. However, I am interested in how patients can (or if they
cannot) prohibit your organisation from extracting and uploading
information to the CC database in the first place (processing of
their data which would have no purpose or justification if they
have already opted-out at their GP surgery).

* Please could you tell me process available to patients to express
dissent to *you*, for this type of processing of their data, and so
block extraction uploading of all their personal confidential data
to the CC database by your organisation (in line with the DPA and
NHS Constitution)

* Please could you tell me whether the data controller for the CC
database informs you when patients have opted out of having a CC
record (e.g. having opted out at their GP surgery), which would in
theory allow you to switch of the feed to the CC database for that
patient's information

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 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.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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_Freedom of Information, Slough Borough Council

Dear both,

Please refer to the FOI request below. The ref is 8598 and the due date is the 1st April.

Please can you let me know who is best placed to answer this or if it will be a joint response?

Many thanks,

Kay

-----Original Message-----
From: Dr Neil Bhatia [mailto:[Cais Rhyddid Gwybodaeth e-bost #321038 ]]
Sent: 09 March 2016 11:05
To: _Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Connected Care (Berkshire)

Dear Slough Borough Council,

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 9th March 2016.

I am interested in the relationship between your organisation and
the Connected Care clinical data repository (Graphnet 3rd party
database), which I will refer to as "CC" in this FOI request, and
as mentioned in this article:
http://www.digitalhealth.net/shared_care...

I wondered if you were one of the "6 local authorities" mentioned
in that report.

* Please could you tell me whether your organisation is already
extracting and uploading personal confidential data about
patients/clients to the CC database?

* If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds
into the CC database at anytime between now and 31st March 2017?

If the answer to both of the above is no, then thank you very much,
ignore the remainder of this request, and please consider my
request closed.

However, if your organisation is already uploading, or is planning
to before March 31st 2017, then please can you provide me with the
following:

* Any and all fair processing information
(posters/leaflets/handouts) made available, or planning to be made
available, to patients/clients informing them of this new use of
their data

* Any and all policies on the implementation of CC feeds by your
organisation

* The types/nature of information that you are, or will be,
extracting and uploading to the CC database

I am aware of the opt-out arrangements available at contributing GP
surgeries. However, I am interested in how patients can (or if they
cannot) prohibit your organisation from extracting and uploading
information to the CC database in the first place (processing of
their data which would have no purpose or justification if they
have already opted-out at their GP surgery).

* Please could you tell me process available to patients to express
dissent to *you*, for this type of processing of their data, and so
block extraction uploading of all their personal confidential data
to the CC database by your organisation (in line with the DPA and
NHS Constitution)

* Please could you tell me whether the data controller for the CC
database informs you when patients have opted out of having a CC
record (e.g. having opted out at their GP surgery), which would in
theory allow you to switch of the feed to the CC database for that
patient's information

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 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.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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_Freedom of Information, Slough Borough Council

     Dr Bhatia

 

Please find below the reply to your recent FOI request.

 

Regards, SBC FOI Officer

 

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-----Original Message-----

From: Dr Neil Bhatia
[[1]mailto:[FOI #321038 email]]

Sent: 09 March 2016 11:05

To: _Freedom of Information

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Connected Care (Berkshire)

 

     Dear Slough Borough Council,

    

     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 9th March 2016.

    

     I am interested in the relationship between your organisation and

     the Connected Care clinical data repository (Graphnet 3rd party

     database), which I will refer to as "CC" in this FOI request, and

     as mentioned in this article:

    
[2]http://www.digitalhealth.net/shared_care...

    

     I wondered if you were one of the "6 local authorities" mentioned

     in that report.  YES

    

     • Please could you tell me whether your organisation is already

     extracting and uploading personal confidential data about

     patients/clients to the CC database? NO

    

     • If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds

     into the CC database at anytime between now and 31st March 2017? TO
BE DETERMINED.

    

     If the answer to both of the above is no, then thank you very much,

     ignore the remainder of this request, and please consider my

     request closed.

    

     However, if your organisation is already uploading, or is planning

     to before March 31st 2017, then please can you provide me with the

     following:

    

     • Any and all fair processing information

    (posters/leaflets/handouts) made available, or planning to be made

     available, to patients/clients informing them of this new use of

     their data - TO BE DETERMINED.

    

     • Any and all policies on the implementation of CC feeds by your

     Organisation - TO BE DETERMINED.

    

     • The types/nature of information that you are, or will be,

     extracting and uploading to the CC database - TO BE DETERMINED.

    

     I am aware of the opt-out arrangements available at contributing GP

     surgeries. However, I am interested in how patients can (or if they

     cannot) prohibit your organisation from extracting and uploading

     information to the CC database in the first place (processing of

     their data which would have no purpose or justification if they

     have already opted-out at their GP surgery). TO BE DETERMINED.

    

     • Please could you tell me process available to patients to express

     dissent to *you*, for this type of processing of their data, and so

     block extraction uploading of all their personal confidential data

     to the CC database by your organisation (in line with the DPA and

     NHS Constitution) TO BE DETERMINED.

    

     • Please could you tell me whether the data controller for the CC

     database informs you when patients have opted out of having a CC

     record (e.g. having opted out at their GP surgery), which would in

     theory allow you to switch of the feed to the CC database for that

     patient's information TO BE DETERMINED.

    

     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 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.

    

     Kind regards,

    

     Dr Neil Bhatia

    

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More information about NHS data sharing, including:

• care.data
• The Summary Care Record,
• The Hampshire Health Record
• The Berkshire Health Record (Connected Care)
• The Manchester Care Record
• The Stockport Health and Care Record
• The Salford Integrated Record
• The West Cheshire Care Record
• The North Staffs and Stoke-on-Trent Shared Record
• The Dorset Care Record
• Secondary uses of your information
• Local data streaming initiatives

can be found at:
www.nhsdatasharing.info

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