Current Data Quality System (DQS) queries

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Myfanwy Williams

Dear Digital Health and Care Wales,

Please can you provide me with a list of the current Data Quality System (DQS) queries used to extract data from GP practice (and any other) systems in Wales, including:
- The broad purpose of the query
- What data is extracted by the query, including whether it is individual-level
- How often the query runs
- Which organisations receive the data extracted by the query
- When the query was first put in place

Yours faithfully,
Myfanwy Williams

NWISFOI, NHS Wales Informatics Service

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Dear Myfanwy,

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Kind regards,

Marcus Sandberg
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Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth | Information Governance
Iechyd a Gofal Digidol Cymru | Digital Health and Care Wales

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Myfanwy Williams

Dear DHCW,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of DHCW's handling of my FOI request 'Current Data Quality System (DQS) queries'.

At a minimum, I do not believe that the organisation has fulfilled its duty to provide reasonable advice and assistance with respect to this request. For example, it seems unlikely that it is not possible to provide information on at least a defined subset of DQS queries, such as perhaps specifically those where DHCW is involved in routinely making available the results of those queries to other parties, and advice to this effect and a response containing this information would have been more appropriate.

I note that if the example given is not the case, this suggests that there is a serious information governance issue in DHCW's handling of the result of DQS queries, given the involvement in DQS in processing personal data, the risks of reidentification inherent in at least some DQS queries, and the requirement to hold an accurate and sufficiently detailed information asset register.

Yours faithfully,
Myfanwy Williams

NHS Wales Informatics Service

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Information Governance Assurance and Support Lead
Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth | Information Governance
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