Digital test results access for patients

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Dear Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,

Please can you answer the following questions regarding the sharing of test results with patients.

Does your trust share test results digitally with patients?

What system do patients use to access their test results digitally? (e.g. PKB, EPIC My chart, Other - please state)

Please list which hospital departments are sharing tests results digitally?

Which results (if any) are not automatically shared digitally with patients?

Do you delay sharing digital test results? Please state how long this delay is (7 days, 14 days, 21 days, 28 days, or longer).

If you are not currently sharing test results digitally please state when you plan to start sharing.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Rose

FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Michael,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request which has been received and a response is being co-ordinated. Your reference number is FOI 23-462.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows 20 working days for the Trust to respond and the deadline for your request is 13/10/23. In certain cases, the Act allows for an extension to this deadline. We will notify you as soon as possible if there is a need to extend the time limit.

The Trust has a statutory duty to provide advice and assistance to applicants. If you have any questions now or during the processing of your request, please email us at [email address], quoting the reference number above.

Regards,

Catherine Draper
Information Governance Office
Information Governance Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Michael,

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find attached the Trust’s response.

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Thank you.

Regards,

Catherine Draper
Information Governance Office
Information Governance Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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