FPH and the Summary Care Record

The request was successful.

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear FPH,

I would like to make some requests under the FOI Act.

For the purposes of the Act, the date of your receipt of this request will be 6th April 2010.

• Please could you confirm whether any departments at your hospital - such as A&E, MAU, out patients, hospital wards, pharmacy etc - have access to view the national Summary Care Record. If so, which departments are currently able (via smartcard access etc) to view the SCR?

• If not, please could you inform me as to any proposed date that any departments in FPH will start to be able to view the SCR.

As per Section 4a of Part 1 of the FOI Act
(http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp... I would like the information in question held at the time when my request is received (draft or otherwise), except that account may be taken of any amendment or deletion made between now and the
latest time by which the information is to be communicated to me, being an amendment or deletion that would have been made regardless of the receipt of my request.

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 - that is by then end of the working day of 5th May.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, or specific items within the responses are withheld from disclosure, then you must justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act, as per Section 17 of the Act
(http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp.... Where you rely on a qualified exemption to withhold disclosure, you are obliged to consider the public interest in your decision and the refusal notice must explain not only which exemption applies and why, but also the public interest arguments addressed in reaching the decision.

I wish to receive the information by email; I believe such a request would be reasonable in these circumstances. As per Section 11 of Part 1 of the FOI Act (http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp... I would be grateful if you would "so far as reasonably practicable give effect to that preference"; if you determine that it is not reasonably practicable to comply with this preference then you are required by law to notify me of the reasons for your determination.

The “return address” (to which the information that I have requested be should be sent ) is the email address that this particular request originates from.

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.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Nicola Gould, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust Ref: FOI-078-10

Dear Dr Bhatia,

Re: Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

The email address for submitting FOI requests is: [2][Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]
please always use this email address.

The Trust acknowledges your request for information received on 6^th April
2010. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires the Trust to respond
within 20 working days, which in this instance is 5^th May 2010. The Trust
has detailed your request below taken from your email dated 4^th April
2010.

However, we will endeavour to send you the information as soon as possible
unless we do not hold it or unless it falls within one of the exemptions
laid down in the Act. We will advise you if your request falls into any
of these categories.

Your name and contact details will be circulated to staff within the Trust
whilst responding to your request for information. If you do not wish for
your name to be disclosed to staff, please email [3][Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email].

The Trust is entitled to charge for providing copies of the information
requested, where charges are applicable, the Trust will inform you of
these charges.

Yours sincerely

Nicola Gould

Information Governance Manager

Tel: 01276 604 675

If you are dissatisfied with how the processing of your request, you are
entitled to appeal to the Trust, please
email: [4][email address]

Alternatively, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner
(Tel: 01625 545 745). Further details can be found at [5]www.ico.gov.uk.

For the purposes of the Act, the date of your receipt of this

request will be 6th April 2010.

o Please could you confirm whether any departments at your hospital

- such as A&E, MAU, out patients, hospital wards, pharmacy etc -

have access to view the national Summary Care Record. If so, which

departments are currently able (via smartcard access etc) to view

the SCR?

o If not, please could you inform me as to any proposed date that

any departments in FPH will start to be able to view the SCR.

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Nicola,

Just a polite reminder that you must respond to my request by Wednesday 5th May.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Nicola Gould, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I am out of the office, I will be back in the office on Tuesday 4th May April, when I will respond to your email.

If your email relates to a Freedom of Information request, please forward your email to [Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email].

Kind Regards

Nicola Gould
Information Governance Manager

If your email relates to a Freedom of Information request, please forward your email to [Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email].

The contents of this e-mail are intended for the addressee or the person responsible for delivering it to the intended addressee. It may contain privileged or confidential information and/or copyright material. If you have received this e-mail in error, you may not copy or deliver this to anyone else either electronically or by any other means. If you have received this email in error, please advise the sender immediately by using the reply facility on your e-mail software or notify the IT Service Desk on 01276 604604 ext 4777 or [email address]

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cannot accept responsibility for the security or accuracy of outgoing electronic mail. Any view or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the view of the Trust unless specifically stated. The information contained in this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under UK Legislation. Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail, and your reply cannot be guaranteed.

When forwarding on this email, ensure that you have the permission of the email author.

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Nicola,

Just a polite reminder that you must respond to my request by tomorrow, Wednesday 5th May.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Nicola,

Just a polite reminder that - by law - you must respond to my request by the end of today, Wednesday 5th May.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Nicola Gould, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Bhatia,

Please find attached a letter responding to your FOI Request received 6^th
April 2010.

The email address for submitting FOI requests is:[2][Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]
please always use this email address.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Gould

Information Governance Manager

Tel: 01276 604675 (ext 4675)

If you are dissatisfied with the processing of your request, you are
entitled to appeal to the Trust, please
email: [3][email address]

Alternatively, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner
(Tel: 01625 545 745). Further details can be found at [4]www.ico.gov.uk.

The information provided is the property of Frimley Park Hospital NHS
Trust and subject to Intellectual Property and Database Rights. Any
commercial application or use of this information may be subject to the
provisions of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.
This means that if you wish to re-use the information provided for
commercial purposes for any reason you must ask us for permission to do
so. Should the Trust agree that the information can be re-used, it will
be subject to the issue of a licence which may or may not involve a fee.

The information that has been provided in response to this Freedom of
Information Act request will be subject to copyright protection. In most
cases the copyright will be owned by Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation
Trust.

To enquire about re-using the information or if you have any enquiries
about Re-use, please write to us at the above address or email
[5][email address].

The contents of this e-mail are intended for the addressee or the person responsible for delivering it to the intended addressee. It may contain privileged or confidential information and/or copyright material. If you have received this e-mail in error, you may not copy or deliver this to anyone else either electronically or by any other means. If you have received this email in error, please advise the sender immediately by using the reply facility on your e-mail software or notify the IT Service Desk on 01276 604604 ext 4777 or [email address]

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cannot accept responsibility for the security or accuracy of outgoing electronic mail. Any view or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the view of the Trust unless specifically stated. The information contained in this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under UK Legislation. Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail, and your reply cannot be guaranteed.

When forwarding on this email, ensure that you have the permission of the email author.

References

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2. mailto:[Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]
3. mailto:[email address]
4. http://www.ico.gov.uk/
5. mailto:[email address]

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Nicola,

In your response, you state:

"No member of staff is able to access clinical information held within the Summary Care Record."

Could you kindly clarify this?

Do you mean that no-one - including doctors and nurses - can access the GP summary?
In other words, is SCR access at FPH entirely limited to demographic data?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Nicola,

I have now made a separate FOI request about this.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dr Neil Bhatia left an annotation ()

Information about the NHS Database/Summary Care Record can be found on my site:

www.summarycarerecord.info

Nicola Gould, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I am out of the office, I will be back in the office on Tuesday 11th May April, when I will respond to your email.

If your email relates to a Freedom of Information request, please forward your email to [Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email].

Kind Regards

Nicola Gould
Information Governance Manager

If your email relates to a Freedom of Information request, please forward your email to [Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email].

The contents of this e-mail are intended for the addressee or the person responsible for delivering it to the intended addressee. It may contain privileged or confidential information and/or copyright material. If you have received this e-mail in error, you may not copy or deliver this to anyone else either electronically or by any other means. If you have received this email in error, please advise the sender immediately by using the reply facility on your e-mail software or notify the IT Service Desk on 01276 604604 ext 4777 or [email address]

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cannot accept responsibility for the security or accuracy of outgoing electronic mail. Any view or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the view of the Trust unless specifically stated. The information contained in this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under UK Legislation. Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail, and your reply cannot be guaranteed.

When forwarding on this email, ensure that you have the permission of the email author.

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