Dear NHS South Commissioning Support Unit,

Thank you for all your previous responses.

I would like to make a further request under the FOI Act.

• Please could you tell me the total number of people that have opted-out of having, or do not have, a Hampshire Health Record (i.e. by virtue of the presence of *any* of the upload-blocking read codes in their GP record)

As per Section 1(4) of the FOI Act
( http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000... ) 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.

I wish to receive the information by email; I believe such a request would be reasonable in these circumstances. As per Section 11 of the FOI Act ( http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000... ) 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. As per the Act, I have provided you with a valid return address, namely the unique email address that this request originates from.

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.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000... ). 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 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 very much once again.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

FOI England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Dear Dr Bhatia,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request, dated 1 July
2015.

 

Please be assured that your request is being dealt with under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty
working days.

 

If you have any queries about this request or wish to contact us again,
please email [1][email address] and the message will be
forwarded appropriately. Please remember to quote the above reference
number in any future communications.

 

Please do not reply to this email. This message has been sent from a
central mailbox. To communicate with NHS England regarding Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests, enquiries or complaints we ask these are sent
directly to NHS England’s customer contact centre. This is to ensure all
communications are progressed correctly. Their postal address, telephone
number and email details are as follows:- PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT;
0300 3 11 22 33, [2][email address].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Patients and Information Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

Email: [3][email address]

 

‘High quality care for all, now and for future generations’

 

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FOI England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Dear Dr Bhatia,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request, dated 1 July 2015
and originally sent to NHS South Commissioning Support Unit (CSU), which
is now part of NHS South, Central and West CSU. Please note that CSUs are
NHS England hosted bodies and as such all FOI requests for CSU information
should be directed to [1][email address] in the first instance.
This is to ensure efficient processing of your request. Please accept our
sincere apologies for the delay in acknowledging your request.

 

Please be assured that your request is being dealt with under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty
working days.

 

If you have any queries about this request or wish to contact us again,
please email [2][email address] and the message will be
forwarded appropriately. Please remember to quote the above reference
number in any future communications.

 

Please do not reply to this email. This message has been sent from a
central mailbox. To communicate with NHS England regarding Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests, enquiries or complaints we ask these are sent
directly to NHS England’s customer contact centre. This is to ensure all
communications are progressed correctly. Their postal address, telephone
number and email details are as follows:- PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT;
0300 3 11 22 33, [3][email address].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Patients and Information Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

Email: [4][email address]

 

‘High quality care for all, now and for future generations’

 

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FOI England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Dear Dr Bhatia,

 

Re:      Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI- 007818)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 2 July 2015
which was also sent to the NHS South, Central and West Commissioning
Support Unit  and logged as FOI-007881. I apologise for any confusion this
may have caused.

 

Your exact request was:-

 

‘Please could you tell me the total number of people that have opted-out
of having, or do not have, a Hampshire Health Record (i.e. by virtue of
the presence of *any* of the upload-blocking read codes in their GP
record)’

 

NHS England holds this information.

 

According to current read code data, the number of patients opted out of
the Hampshire Health Record as of 27 July 2015 is 16,461 

 

I hope this information is helpful. However, if you are dissatisfied, you
have the right to ask for an internal review by writing to us, within two
months of the date of this letter, to:

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Email: [1][email address]   

 

Please quote the reference number FOI-007818 in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Email: [2][email address]    

Website: [3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Please note there is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Please be aware that in line with the Information Commissioner’s directive
on the disclosure of information under the FOI Act, your request will be
anonymised and published on our website as part of our disclosure log.

 

Please do not reply to this email. This message has been sent from a
central mailbox. To communicate with NHS England regarding Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests, enquiries or complaints we ask these are sent
directly to NHS England’s customer contact centre. This is to ensure all
communications are progressed correctly. Their postal address, telephone
number and email details are as follows:- PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT;
0300 3 11 22 33, [email address].

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Patients and Information Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

Email: [email address]

 

 

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