Hampshire Health Record - update

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Dear The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

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

For the purposes of the Act, please take the date of your receipt of this request as 11th July 2017.

I am interested in the relationship (if any) between your organisation and the Hampshire Health Record (clinical data repository).

In a previous FOI response, you indicated that you were planning to extract and upload personal confidential information from your databases to the HHR database.
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• Please could you tell me whether your organisation has now commenced extracting and uploading personal confidential data about patients/clients to the HHR?

• If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds into the HHR at anytime between now and 31st March 2018?

If the answer to both of the above is no, then thank you very much, ignore the remainder of this request, and please consider my request closed.

However, if your organisation has already commenced uploading, or is planning to before March 31st 2018, then please can you provide me with the following information:

• Has The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust opted out of making its uploaded data to the HHR available for secondary uses, such as the analytics database (HHRA) which is used for research and population health?

i) If not (and you do permit it), whether you obtain freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous explicit consent from clients, by means of a clear affirmative action, before permitting such secondary uses of personal confidential information by the organisation that you are uploading information to (the HHR)?

ii) If not (and you do permit it), the process by which clients may express an objection - to you (the data controller) - to secondary uses of their uploaded information by the HHR (HHRA), whilst still permitting the use of that uploaded information for direct medical care (the primary purpose)

• The opt-out form (or process) available to patients to express complete dissent - to you (the data controller) - to this type of processing of their data, and so completely block uploading of all their personal confidential data to the HHR by The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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 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.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Freedom of Information, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ref No: FOI 170182
 
Dear Dr Bhatia
 
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about the Hampshire Health Record from The Royal Bournemouth and
Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH).
 
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Freedom of Information, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ref No: FOI 170182

 

Dear Dr Bhatia

 

Thank you for your email of 11 July 2017 where you requested information
about the Hampshire Health Record from The Royal Bournemouth and
Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH).

 

The information you requested is below with answers provided in bold, blue
text:

 

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

 

For the purposes of the Act, please take the date of your receipt of this
request as 11th July 2017.

 

I am interested in the relationship (if any) between your organisation and
the Hampshire Health Record (clinical data repository).

 

In a previous FOI response, you indicated that you were planning to
extract and upload personal confidential information from your databases
to the HHR database.

[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

 

• Please could you tell me whether your organisation has now commenced
extracting and uploading personal confidential data about patients/clients
to the HHR?

RBCH feeds limited information into the HHR only. For those patients with
a Hampshire-based GP, discharge letters and clinic letters can be sent by
RBCH to the HHR where a HHR exists for that patient.

 

• If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds into the
HHR at anytime between now and 31st March 2018?

N/A

 

If the answer to both of the above is no, then thank you very much, ignore
the remainder of this request, and please consider my request closed.

 

However, if your organisation has already commenced uploading, or is
planning to before March 31st 2018, then please can you provide me with
the following information:

 

• Has The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust opted out of making its uploaded data to the HHR available for
secondary uses, such as the analytics database (HHRA) which is used for
research and population health?

RBCH only transfers discharge/clinic letters in PDF format into the HHR
where applicable. Any opt outs for secondary use of that information will
be controlled by the HHR and patient’s GP, not by RBCH.

 

i)  If not (and you do permit it), whether you obtain freely given,
specific, informed and unambiguous explicit consent from clients, by means
of a clear affirmative action, before permitting such secondary uses of
personal confidential information by the organisation that you are
uploading information to (the HHR)?

See response above.

 

ii) If not (and you do permit it), the process by which clients may
express an objection - to you (the data controller) - to secondary uses of
their uploaded information by the HHR (HHRA), whilst still permitting the
use of that uploaded information for direct medical care (the primary
purpose)

See response above.

 

• The opt-out form (or process) available to patients to express complete
dissent - to you (the data controller) - to this type of processing of
their data, and so completely block uploading of all their personal
confidential data to the HHR by The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

RBCH is not able to create new patients records within in HHR, and
therefore does not record their consent to have such a record. Any
decision by a patient to opt-out is recorded on HHR in accordance with HHR
processes. If a patient has opted out of having a HHR, letters from RBCH
will not successfully upload to HHR. 

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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More information about NHS data sharing, including:

• The Summary Care Record,
• The Hampshire Health Record
• The Berkshire Health Record (Connected Care)
• The Manchester Care Record
• The Stockport Health and Care Record
• The Salford Integrated Record
• The West Cheshire Care Record
• The North Staffs and Stoke-on-Trent Shared Record
• The Sutton Integrated Digital Care Record
• The Wirral Care Record
• The Dorset Care Record

• Secondary uses of your information
• Local data streaming initiatives
• Remote consultations
• Secure online access to your GP record

can be found at:

www.nhsdatasharing.info

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