Orion 4

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Dear Bolton NHS Foundation Trust,

Freedom of Information request regarding the Incliseran drug trial by injection, known as Orion 4
I would like to submit the following questions in respect of the above trial now that Bolton patients have received invitations to take part in the trial:

Question 1
The press release 13th January 2020 ` New heart drug to be made available for NHS patients` (www.gov.uk) states that “ NHS England will agree to a population level commercial arrangement “. What benefit will Bolton Foundation Trust receive... any benefit from this commercial arrangement, either financial/shares in the pharma company or otherwise? Please supply information.

Question 2
Is the basis for the commercial arrangement, the initial and ongoing transfer of patients` medical records to a third party, and the work done by the Trust in carrying out the injections?

Question 3
How have patients been selected for inclusion in this drug trial , were such issues as co morbidities or allergies/suitability of patient considered ?

Question 4
Were selected patients informed [before being selected and sent appointments, if they were sent appointments] of the drugs trial in a clearly written letter, about what benefits or side effects they might experience if they wanted to become involved Before appointments were made ?

Question 5.
How is GDR/Data Protection Act 2018 complied with [ for instance some patients will opt out of data sharing how is this managed?]. How does the 3rd party comply with GDR/Data protection laws ?

Yours faithfully,

Joe Whittaker

Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

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REF:           2020-56

Subject:       Incliseran drug trial by injection



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Thank you for your email dated 24^th January 2020 where you requested
information about Incliseran drug trial by injection.

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for the information

Yours sincerely,

Joe Whittaker