Dear Manchester City Council,

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 10th March 2016.

I am interested in the relationship between your organisation and the Manchester Care Record clinical data repository (Graphnet 3rd party database), which I will refer to as "MCR" in this FOI request, and as mentioned in this article:
http://www.graphnethealth.com/news/2015/...

• Please could you tell me whether your organisation is currently extracting and uploading personal confidential data about patients/clients to the MCR database?

• If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds into the MCR database at anytime between now and 31st March 2017?

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 is already uploading, or is planning to before March 31st 2017, then please can you provide me with the following:

• Any and all fair processing information (posters/leaflets/handouts) made available, or planning to be made available, to patients/clients informing them of this use of their data

• Any and all policies on the implementation of MCR feeds by your organisation

• The types/nature of information that you are, or will be, extracting and uploading to the MCR database

I am aware of the opt-out arrangements available at contributing GP surgeries. However, I am interested in how patients can (or if they cannot) prohibit your organisation from extracting and uploading information to the MCR database in the first place (processing of their data which would have no purpose or justification if they have already opted-out at their GP surgery).

• Please could you tell me process available to patients to express dissent to *you*, for this type of processing of their data, and so block extraction uploading of all their personal confidential data to the MCR database by your organisation (in line with the DPA and NHS Constitution).
For example, do clients have to "opt-in" first? And if so please send me the information sharing choices/"My permission to share" form that is in use.

• Please could you tell me whether the data controller for the MCR database informs you when patients have opted out of having a shared record (e.g. having opted out at their GP surgery), which would in theory allow you to switch of the feed to the MCR database for that patient's information

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

Manchester City Council

Dear Neil Bhatia

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: ASC/A7WM7C

Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 10 March 2016.

Please note that it may take up to 20 working days [ 11 April] for the
Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.

If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will be
notified and kept informed.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact this office

Yours sincerely

Democratic Services Legal Team
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk




Dr Neil Bhatia To
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10/03/2016 13:45
Subject
Freedom of Information request - Manchester Care Record

Dear Manchester City Council,

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 10th March 2016.

I am interested in the relationship between your organisation and
the Manchester Care Record clinical data repository (Graphnet 3rd
party database), which I will refer to as "MCR" in this FOI
request, and as mentioned in this article:

http://www.graphnethealth.com/news/2015/...

• Please could you tell me whether your organisation is currently
extracting and uploading personal confidential data about
patients/clients to the MCR database?

• If not commenced already, do you have plans to commence feeds
into the MCR database at anytime between now and 31st March 2017?

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 is already uploading, or is planning
to before March 31st 2017, then please can you provide me with the
following:

• Any and all fair processing information
(posters/leaflets/handouts) made available, or planning to be made
available, to patients/clients informing them of this use of their
data

• Any and all policies on the implementation of MCR feeds by your
organisation

• The types/nature of information that you are, or will be,
extracting and uploading to the MCR database

I am aware of the opt-out arrangements available at contributing GP
surgeries. However, I am interested in how patients can (or if they
cannot) prohibit your organisation from extracting and uploading
information to the MCR database in the first place (processing of
their data which would have no purpose or justification if they
have already opted-out at their GP surgery).

• Please could you tell me process available to patients to express
dissent to *you*, for this type of processing of their data, and so
block extraction uploading of all their personal confidential data
to the MCR database by your organisation (in line with the DPA and
NHS Constitution).
For example, do clients have to "opt-in" first? And if so please
send me the information sharing choices/"My permission to share"
form that is in use.

• Please could you tell me whether the data controller for the MCR
database informs you when patients have opted out of having a
shared record (e.g. having opted out at their GP surgery), which
would in theory allow you to switch of the feed to the MCR database
for that patient's information

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

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Manchester City Council

Dear Dr Bhatia

Please accept my apologies for the delay in fulfilling your request for
information. I hope to be in a position to provide a substantive response
by the end of this week.

In the interim, I can confirm that the Council is sending uploads from the
social care system to the Manchester Shared Care record, with patient
consent, to support integrated care teams will therefore provide
information relating to the remainder of your request.

Yours sincerely
Michael

Michael Seal
Information Governance, Intelligence and Engagement Manager
Children and Families Directorate

Tel: 0161 234 3653
[email address]

Manchester City Council | P.O.Box 536 | Town Hall | Albert Square |
Manchester | M60 2AF

www.manchester.gov.uk

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Just a polite reminder that you are in breach of s10 of the Act by not responding to my request within 20 working days.

I will inform the ICO accordingly.

Manchester City Council

1 Attachment

Dear Dr Bhatia

I'm sorry for the severe delay in providing a response to your freedom of
information request. Please find the response attached.

Yours sincerely

Michael Seal
Information Governance, Intelligence and Engagement Team
Children and Families Directorate

Tel: 0161 234 3859
Email: [email address]

Manchester City Council | P.O.Box 536 | Town Hall | Albert Square |
Manchester | M60 2AF

www.manchester.gov.uk
(See attached file: FOI Response A7WM7C (Manchester Care Record).doc)

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Dr Neil Bhatia left an annotation ()

More information about NHS data sharing, including:

• care.data
• 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 Dorset Care Record
• Secondary uses of your information
• Local data streaming initiatives
• The HSCIC
• Google DeepMind & the Royal Free NHSFT

can be found at:

www.nhsdatasharing.info

Fiona Watts left an annotation ()

Dear Dr Neil Bhatia,

Would you know whether there were any protocols for Manchester NHS, Manchester Police and Manchester Council and Social Services to ensure the protection of data and the Duty of Care to a traumatised 7 year old child who had found his Mother dead?

The Back Story;
I became the full time carer of such a child for 2 years after 2004 in Manchester and then part time in the school holidays until I became too ill to support him in 2011. This episode and and my intervening to care for a former EBD pupil seems to have been edited (or lost) from 29 Government Departments between Manchester and Suffolk.

I include The Information Commission, the NHS, two police forces and The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman in that figure of 29.

The loss of data would not be an issue except that a false profile has replaced it, of which I am unable to resolve. I now seem unable to access any unbiased public service.

I do not wish to burden you with my case, but you seem to have an insight and wisdom that the average citizen does not have and your advice would be helpful to me as my former lawyer dropped my case in order to become Mayor of Bury St. Edmunds.

Another WTDK user today alerted me to your FOIs this afternoon.

Many thanks,

Fiona
@magnacarta300

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