SCR topslice from Total Revenue Allocation

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

The request was successful.

From: Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Thank you very much for all your previous FOI responses.

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 Monday 31st January 2011.

I remain very interested in, and thus seek new or amended information (i.e. an update) about the progress of the Summary Care Record project within your PCT.

Please could you tell me how much (£) was/is to be top sliced from your PCT's Total Revenue Allocation for the implementation of the SCR:

• For the past year 2010/2011
• For the forthcoming year 2011/2012

As per Section 4a of Part 1 of the FOI Act
( http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp... ) 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 Monday 28th February 2011.

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.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp... ). 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 ( http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/ukp... ) 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.

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

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From: Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Just to clarify, I am interested in the amount earmarked for the SCR from your Total Revenue Allocation for those years, whether you (the PCT) have determined the amount ("allocated"), or your SHA has determined the amount ("top sliced").

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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From: Waterhouse Deborah (OLDHAM PCT)
Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Dr Bhatia

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request.

Kind Regards

Deb Waterhouse

Deb Waterhouse
Corporate Support Assistant
NHS Oldham
TEL: 0161 622 6577
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From: Dr Neil Bhatia [[FOI #60522 email]]
Sent: 31 January 2011 12:19
To: FOI-Oldham (OLDHAM PCT)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - SCR topslice from Total Revenue Allocation

Dear Oldham Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Just to clarify, I am interested in the amount earmarked for the
SCR from your Total Revenue Allocation for those years, whether you
(the PCT) have determined the amount ("allocated"), or your SHA has
determined the amount ("top sliced").

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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From: Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Deborah,

My FOI response is overdue.

You are in clear breach of the act and if I do not receive a response by the end of the day I will have no choice but to make a complaint to the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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From: 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.

I would be most grateful if you could take a few moments to complete a satisfaction survey, by following the link below.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VSZ3YMV

Kind Regards

Deb Waterhouse

Deb Waterhouse
Corporate Support Assistant
NHS Oldham
TEL: 0161 622 6577
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From: Dr Neil Bhatia [[FOI #60522 email]]
Sent: 01 March 2011 08:11
To: Waterhouse Deborah (OLDHAM PCT)
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - SCR topslice from Total Revenue Allocation

Dear Deborah,

My FOI response is overdue.

You are in clear breach of the act and if I do not receive a
response by the end of the day I will have no choice but to make a
complaint to the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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

www.summarycarerecord.info

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