Data protection of health records

Peter Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Milan Street Surgery, Leeds

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Dear Milan Street Surgery

I would be grateful if you could supply the following information as of today‘s date:

1/ the number of patients registered at your GP’s practice;

2/ the number of patients whose records have had the objection code 9Nu0 (SystmOne XaZ89) entered, following the patient declining their consent to their clinical data being extracted electronically;

3/ the number of patients whose records have been coded with 9Nu4 (SystmOne XaaVL) forbidding any of the patient's data, from any NHS source, leaving the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC);

4/ the number of patient subject access requests (Data Protection Act 1998, section 7) received in 2014;

5/ fees quoted for subject access requests in 2014;

6/ number of patients, to date, who have registered for your online service - booking appointments, receiving medication lists and making repeat prescriptions.

Thank you for your precious time.

Yours sincerely

Peter Williams

MedicalPractice Northleeds (NHS LEEDS NORTH CCG), Milan Street Surgery, Leeds



Thank you for your request for information. Please see below for answers.


Kind regards


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Good morning

I am grateful to you for your email of 14 September 2015 – a clear and prompt response to my Freedom of Information request about data protection of health records.

Please supply the number of registered patients as of 13 September 2015. This information, as far as I am aware, is not published elsewhere and is needed for statistical purposes. All practices that have responded to date have provided this up-to-date information.

You may be interested to learn, following responses from practices so far, specific dissent codes entered (as a percentage of the total number of patients registered on a certain day) vary between 0.1% and 9% depending somewhat on the location of the practice — rates are higher, for example, in University practices. Between 0.3% and 55% of patients have opted for online services in different practices.

Kind regards

Peter Williams

MedicalPractice Northleeds (NHS LEEDS NORTH CCG), Milan Street Surgery, Leeds


I am most grateful to you for getting back to me so quickly. Many thanks.

I have entered the number of registered patients as at 13 September 2015 as 15571 and I will use this number for statistical purposes.

Best regards