GP practices uploading to the Summary Care Record

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

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I would like to make some requests under the FOI Act regarding the Summary Care Record within your PCT.

For the purposes of the Act, the date of your receipt of this request will be 4th May 2010.

I would be grateful for the following information:

• 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)

I am also interested in "enrichment" of the SCR with GP and non-GP data.

I would be grateful for the following information:

• Please could you identify which of the GP practices, currently uploading "core" data to the SCR, are also "enriching" (or "enhancing") SCRs with additional/supplementary data from their GP records.

• Please could you confirm if any hospital departments, out-of-hours centres or specialist clinics within your PCT area are planning to upload non-GP data - so called Release 2 information - to the SCR within the next 6 months.

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 2nd June 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 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

Kidd Paula (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Dr Neil Bhatia

Freedom of Information Request

I am writing to acknowledge receipt letter of your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, for access to information which may be
held by this Primary Care Trust, received on 4^th May 2010.

We will endeavour to provide a response within the 20 working days.
Please note all correspondence or future requests should be sent to:
[1][email address].

Many thanks

Paula Kidd

Clerical Officer

NHS Oldham

Tel:0161 622 6521

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Waterhouse Deborah (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Dr Bhatia

Further to your Freedom of Information request. Please find attached NHS
Oldham's response.

Kind Regards

Deb Waterhouse
Corporate Support Assistant
NHS Oldham
TEL: 0161 622 6577

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Deborah,

Thank you for your response.

However you have not answered all my questions:

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

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Waterhouse Deborah (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Dr Bhatia

Please accept our apologies, I will respond to the outstanding question as soon as possible.

Kind Regards

Deb Waterhouse
Corporate Support Assistant
NHS Oldham
TEL: 0161 622 6577
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From: Dr Neil Bhatia [[FOI #34658 email]]
Sent: 25 May 2010 11:49
To: Waterhouse Deborah (Oldham PCT)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Request

Dear Deborah,

Thank you for your response.

However you have not answered all my questions:

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

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Deborah,

Just a polite reminder that you must respond to my request no later than today, Friday 28th May, otherwise you will be in breach of the Act.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Waterhouse Deborah (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Please note I will be out of the office until Monday 7 June 2010. If you
need assistance please contact Claire Adams on 622 6455 or
[1][email address].

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: If you are sending an e-mail regarding Freedom of
Information please could you forward your e-mail to Kayleigh Ashworth at
[2][email address]

Kind Regards

Deb waterhouse

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Adams Claire (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Please find attached the response to your freedom of information request.

Kind regards

Claire Adams
Corporate Support Assistant

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

www.summarycarerecord.info

Waterhouse Deborah (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Dr Bhatia

Further to NHS Oldham's updated response e-mailed to you on 3.6.10, please
could you destroy the 2nd response sent and revert back to the original
response submitted on 25.5.10 (copy attached).

Please accept my sincere apologises for the inconvenience.

Kind Regards

Deb Waterhouse
Corporate Support Assistant
NHS Oldham
TEL: 0161 622 6577

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