Hampshire Health Record (Hampshire Clinical Data Repository)

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to make some requests under the FOI Act regarding the Hampshire Health Record.

For the purposes of the Act, the date of your receipt of this request will be 7th April 2010.

Back in January 2009, I requested information from you regarding BNHFT joining the HHR (aka the HCDR).

Your response
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/53...
stated that:

"The Trust is proposing to join the Hampshire Clinical Data Repository (HCDR) in the next financial year."

"The Trust has not started to make visitors aware of the HCDR. The development of a communication plan would form part of the aforementioned formal project."

"Ensuring that the appropriate {opt out] forms are readily available would form part of the aforementioned formal project."

Accordingly:

• Please could you confirm that BNHFT did indeed join up to the HHR between April 1st 2009 and 31st March 2010

• Please could you confirm the date that BNHFT started feeding the HHR with patient data

• Please could you confirm that BNHFT is making visitors aware of your HCDR/HHR feeds via posters and leaflets, and your web site, and of their right to opt out.

• Please could you confirm that opt out forms are freely available from the hospital or downloadable from your website.

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 6th 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

Lappin, Nicola, Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Bhatia,

Please find attached a formal acknowledgement to your Freedom of
Information request.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office

Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

<<LTE1 Acknowledging request 004 bhatia.doc>>

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Lappin, Nicola, Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Bhatia,

Please find attached a formal response to your recent Freedom of
Information request.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office

Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

Disclaimer - May 4, 2010

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are
addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and do
not represent the views of the Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS
Foundation Trust unless otherwise explicitly stated. The information
contained in this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the Information is legally exempt
from disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail and your reply cannot
be guaranteed.

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Information about the Hampshire Health Record can be found on my site:

www.hampshirehealthrecord.info

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