Dear South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust,
Thank you very much for all your previous FOI responses.
I would like to make another request under the FOI Act.
For the purposes of the Act, please take the date of your receipt of this request as 7th August 2019.
As you know, I have previously requested information from you with respect to your arrangement with Sensyne Health:
I am interested in the exact nature of the data that you are providing to, or planning to provide to, Sensyne Health, and in particular the validity of assertions that this will be "fully anonymised data", and so out with the GDPR/DPA 2018.
Could you kindly tell me:
• Does the data transferred to Sensyne contain individual rows or lines of data, each row pertaining to one individual?
• Are any/all related sequences of medical events in the data linked together in any way? If so, how?
• Are any/all of the individual events or episodes in the data dated?
• The names/descriptions of all fields of data shared
• Is the data just "coded data" (READ or SNOMED), or does it include free text?
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 once again.
Dr Neil Bhatia
Ref No: SWFT/FOI 6470 Acknowledgement
Dear Dr Bhatia
Thank you for your email received 2018 requesting information re: FOI 6470
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 do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
Ref No: SWFT/FOI 6470
Dear Dr Bhatia
Please find attached the response to your Freedom Information Request dated 7th August 2019.
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