Summary Care Record PIP commencement date

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

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Derby City Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Thank you very much for your previous FOI response.

I would like to make a further request 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 27th May 2010.

I would be grateful for the following information:

• Please could you confirm whether or not your PCT has commenced its PIP (Public Information Programme), that is whether you have started sending letters to residents about the SCR.

• If you have commenced your PIP, please could you confirm the date that it started (i.e. that you sent out the letters)

• If you have not commenced your PIP, please could you specify whether or not you have plans to do so before March 31st 2011, and if so the date that you intend (at present) to commence your PIP

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 the working day of 25th June 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
( 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.

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

Blurton Lynn \(5N7\) Derby City PCT, Derby City Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Dr Bhatia,

Thank you for your recent FOI request concerning Summary Care Record PIP commencement date.

Please regard this email as official receipt and acknowledgement of your request.

We will process your request under the terms of the FOI Act and provide a response within 20 working days.

If in the meantime you wish to change or modify your request, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Lynn Blurton
Information Governance & Access Officer
NHS Derby City PCT

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Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Lynn,

Just a polite reminder that you must respond to my request by the end of this week, that is Friday 25th June.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Lynn,

Just a polite reminder that you must respond to my request by the end of Friday 25th June.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Neil Bhatia

Blurton Lynn (5N7) Derby City PCT, Derby City Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Dr Bhatia

Please find attached our response to your recent FOI request.

Regards

Lynn Blurton

Information Governance & Access Officer

NHS Derby City PCT

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

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