Practices uploading to the Summary Care Record

Dr Neil Bhatia made this Freedom of Information request to Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Thank you very much for your previous FOI responses.

I would like to make further requests under the FOI Act regarding the Summary Care Record rollout within your PCT.

For the purposes of the Act, the date of your receipt of this request will be 2nd August 2010.

• Please could you kindly state the total number of GP practices within your PCT that are uploading to the Summary Care Record as of 1st August 2010.

• Please could you kindly list the names of those GP practices (if any) within your PCT that commenced uploading to the Summary Care Record between 1st May 2010 and 31st July 2010, together with the date that each practice's upload began.

As per Section 4a of Part 1 of the FOI Act
( ) I would like the information in question held at the time when my request is received (draft or otherwise), except that account may be taken of any amendment or deletion made between now and the latest time by which the information is to be communicated to me, being an amendment or deletion that would have been made regardless of the receipt of my request.

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 - that is by then end of the working day of 31st August 2010.

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
( ). 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 wish to receive the information by email; I believe such a request would be reasonable in these circumstances. As per Section 11 of Part 1 of the FOI Act ( ) 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.

The “return address” (to which the information that I have requested be should be sent ) is the email address that this particular request originates from.

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.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Kirk Ann (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Ann Kirk has now left nhs Oldham.

For all foi requests please email [1][NHS Oldham request email] for any
other matters please email to Nikki Boaler on [2][email address]

Thank you

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Ashworth Kayleigh (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Neil

Freedom of Information Request

I am writing to acknowledge receipt letter of your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, for access to information which may be
held by this Primary Care Trust, received on 02/08/2010.

We will endeavour to provide a response within the 20 working days.
Please note all correspondence or future requests should be sent to:
[1][email address].

Many thanks

Kayleigh Ashworth

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Waterhouse Deborah (Oldham PCT), Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Dr Bhatia

Further to your Freedom of Information request, please find attached NHS
Oldham's response.

Kind Regards

Deb Waterhouse

Deb Waterhouse
Corporate Support Assistant
NHS Oldham
TEL: 0161 622 6577

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Information about the NHS Database / Summary Care Record can be found on my site: