Manchester Care Record

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Dear Central Manchester University 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 15th 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.digitalhealth.net/shared_care...

• Please could you inform me of the types/nature of information that you are, and/or plan to 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 of the MCR 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

• 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 off your 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

FOI (RW3) CMFT Manchester, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dr Neil Bhatia,

 

We are writing to acknowledge receipt today 29/03/2016 of your request
for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Your request
has been assigned the following reference number 149-16 and please could
you quote this reference number in any future correspondence relating to
your request.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request at the earliest opportunity
within the statutory 20 working day time limit subject to the following
constraints:-

 

(a) The Freedom of Information Act 2000 defines a number of exemptions,
which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. If
any of the exemption categories apply, the information will not be
released to you and we will advise you accordingly, including your rights
of appeal.

 

(b) If the information you have requested contains reference to a third
party, we will consult with them prior to making a decision on whether to
release the information to you.

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:-

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

If you require any further information regarding your request, please do
not hesitate to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

FOI Team

 

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Room 341, 3^rd Floor, Cobbett House

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road

Manchester, M13 9WL

Tel: 0161 701 0375

Email: [2][Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

 

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Dear FOI (RW3) CMFT Manchester,

Just a polite reminder that you are required to respond to my request by the end of today, 15th April.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear FOI (RW3) CMFT Manchester,

Just a polite reminder that you are in breach of 10 of the Act by not responding to my request within 20 working days.

I will inform the ICO accordingly.

Dr Neil Bhatia

FOI (RW3) CMFT Manchester, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Neil Bhatia

 

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request, reference FOI 149-16

 

We would be grateful if you could please confirm and acknowledge receipt
of this email.

 

We trust this is satisfactory but if you require any further information
or wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

We are sorry for the delay in responding to you on this occasion and
apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

FOI Team

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Room 341, 3^rd Floor, Cobbett House

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road

Manchester, M13 9WL

Tel: 0161 701 0375

Email: [1][Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

[2]www.cmft.nhs.uk  Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust includes: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital,
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital, University
Dental Hospital of Manchester, Trafford Hospitals and Community Services.

 

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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

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