Connected Care (Berkshire)

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Dear Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,

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, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Dr Bhatia

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your information request – It has
been allocated reference FOI68728.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides 20 working days to process
requests – This period expires on 07/04/2016.

 

Regards

Lesley Graves

Information Management Assistant

Corporate Directorate

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Town Hall

St Ives Road

Maidenhead

SL6 1RF

 

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foi, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Dr Bhatia

 

I am writing on behalf of Lesley Graves to response to your information
request:

 

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

 

The answer to the questions is No

 

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

 

The answer is unknown at this stage as we have not begun the
implementation planning but it is the case, that with appropriate
confidentiality safeguards in place, all the partners in the Connected
Care project will eventually plan to share sub-sets of records into the
Graphnet supported system to be viewed, with consent, by appropriate
professionals in the partner organisations.

 

If you are unhappy with the information we have provided in response to
your request please write to:

 

Information Management Team Manager

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St Ives Road

Maidenhead

SL6 1RF

 

or send an e-mail to [1][RBWM request email] 

 

We are proud to be one of the leading authorities in England for
consistently responding to information requests within the 20 working days
set down by statute. Information about our performance and summaries of
requests received can be found on our website:

 

[2]http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/foi_informati...

 

We are keen to hear about your experience with the Information Management
Team here at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and would
appreciate if you would take a moment to fill in the short survey at the
end of this email. We look forward to receiving any comments you have
about the way your information request was processed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lesley Graves

Information Management Officer

Corporate & Community Services

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall

St.Ives Road

Maidenhead

SL6 1RF

 

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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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