GP practices uploading to the Summary Care Record

Dr Neil Bhatia made this Freedom of Information request to Somerset Primary Care Trust (PCT)

The request was successful.

From: Dr Neil Bhatia

29 April 2010

Dear NHS Somerset

I would like to make a request under the FOI Act regarding the
Summary Care Record in your area.

For the purposes of the Act, the date of your receipt of this
request will be 29th April 2010.

Your PCT is one of twenty uploading data to the Summary Care
Record, either as an "early adopter" or a "fast follower".

• Please could you kindly indicate how many GP practices within
your PCT are currently (as of 30th April) uploading data to the
Summary Care Record

• Please could you kindly list the names of these GP practices that
are currently uploading data to the Summary Care Record

• Please could you kindly state how many GP practices in total
there are within your PCT (uploading & not uploading)

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 28th May 2010.

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.e. ending in
'@whatdotheyknow.com').

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

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From: Freedom of Information (Somerset PCT)

29 April 2010

Dear Dr Bhatia

Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request, dated 29 April 2010, under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm that your request is being processed
and that you will receive a written response within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

NHS Somerset

Freedom of Information Team

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From: Dr Neil Bhatia

25 May 2010

Dear Freedom of Information (Somerset PCT),

Just a polite reminder that you must reponsd to my request promptly
and no later than Friday 28th May.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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From: Dr Neil Bhatia

27 May 2010

Dear Freedom of Information (Somerset PCT),

Just a polite reminder that you must respond to my request promptly
and no later than tomorrow, Friday 28th May.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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From: Freedom of Information (Somerset PCT)

27 May 2010


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Dear Dr Bhatia

Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request, dated 29 April 2010, under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Please find attached response from NHS Somerset.

Yours sincerely

NHS Somerset

Freedom of Information Team

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From: Dr Neil Bhatia

27 May 2010

Dear Freedom of Information (Somerset PCT),

Could you clarify:

Is it 9 or 10 practices?

You say 10 but list only 9.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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Dr Neil Bhatia left an annotation (27 May 2010)

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

www.summarycarerecord.info

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From: Freedom of Information (Somerset PCT)

28 May 2010

Dear Dr Bhatia

Freedom of Information Request - Clarification

Thank you for your email, dated 28 May 2010, requesting clarification
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. To clarify why only nine out of
ten surgeries were listed, Wellington Medical Centre has a branch site
that operates off site from the main practice for the convenience of
Wellington patients. This branch site counts as the tenth practice as
while it forms part of the Wellington Medical Centre, it operates in a
different location.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

NHS Somerset

Freedom of information Team

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