Opting out of secondary processing of uploaded data by the HHR

Dr Neil Bhatia made this Freedom of Information request to Solent NHS Trust

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Dear Solent NHS Trust,

Thank you for all your previous responses.

I would like to make a further request about your involvement with the Hampshire Health Record under the FOI Act.

For the purposes of the Act, please take the date of your receipt of this request as 15th April 2016.

I had made a request for information to NHS South, Central & West CSU (the data controller for the HHR), via NHS England. However, NHS England & the CSU claimed to not hold this information, an assertion that I have obviously challenged (as they must hold it).
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

I have little confidence in NHS England's capacity to respond lawfully, or in a timely fashion, to FOI requests, and since the HHR data controller (the CSU) will not provide me with this information it seems prudent to obtain the information that I seek from the individual organisations that are uploading information to the HHR database. For sure you know what you have permitted to happen to the data that you upload.

My request is simple and straightforward.

I note with interest that Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT, an organisation (like yours) uploading to the HHR, has not permitted information derived from its records to be used for secondary purposes (that is, for purposes other that direct medical care) by the HHR (or HHR analytics).
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/3...
"It may also be helpful to know that HHFT only uploads data for the purposes of the health record; the Trust has opted out of making our data available for secondary uses such as the analytics database which is used for research."

I would like to know whether your organisation has taken that approach as well.

• Could you kindly tell me whether your organisation has opted out of making your uploaded data available for secondary uses such as the analytics database, just like HHNHSFT.

If not, and you do allow the HHR to process information that you have ectracted and uploaded for both primary (direct medical care) and secondary purposes, then please could you provide me with the following:

• The process by which patients may express to you their wish for information that you hold about them to be uploaded to the HHR for primary purposes *only*, or indeed whether such a wish cannot be respected and it is "all or nothing" with your organisation

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 very much once again.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Solent FOI Solent, Solent NHS Trust

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Solent FOI Solent, Solent NHS Trust

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Thank you for submitting a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

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A working day is considered Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

 

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Smith Katie - Infomation Governance Co-ordinator, Solent NHS Trust

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Dear Dr Bhatia,

With regards to your recent Freedom of Information request below, please find attached Solent NHS Trust's acknowledgment letter.

Regards

Katie Smith
Information Governance Co-ordinator
Information Governance Team
Solent NHS Trust Headquarters
Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

Tel: 023 8029 6922
Email: [email address]
[email address]
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Smith Katie - Infomation Governance Co-ordinator, Solent NHS Trust

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Dear Dr Bhatia,

 

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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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