Summary Care Record PIP commencement date

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

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The request was successful.

Dr Neil Bhatia

Dear Salford 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 28th 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 28th 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

Freedom of Information,

Dear Dr Neil Bhatia

Thank you for your request, which we received on 28/5/10, regarding the
Trusts roll out of the Summary Care Record. This has been logged as a
Freedom of Information request and given a reference number of FOIR855.

Should NHS Salford hold the information that you have requested, we
would respectfully ask you not to publish this on any website or in any
other publications where:

a charge may be made to access it,
or subscription is charged to access the site.

NHS Salford holds the copyright for any information it produces and
would not be prepared to authorise its re-use where a charge is made.
This is in accordance with the provisions of the Re-Use of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2005.

We will be in touch again once your request has been processed.

Kind regards

Hayley Barton
Information Governance
NHS Salford
St James House, Pendleton Way, Salford, M6 5FW
Tel: 0161 212 5919

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To Dr Bhatia

Your request under the Freedom of Information Act, FOIR855 has now been
processed, attached is the response report and any associated papers

Salford NHS holds the copyright for any information it produces and
would not be prepared to authorise its re-use where a charge is made.
This is in accordance with the provisions of the Re-Use of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2005. It should also be noted that NHS Salford
has released this information in response to this request and does not
permit its use for any other purposes.

We trust these details assist with your enquiries, if you have any
further questions please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Kind regards

Hayley Barton
Freedom of Information office
NHS Salford
St James House, Pendleton Way, Salford, M6 5FW
0161 212 5919

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Dr Neil Bhatia left an annotation ()

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

www.summarycarerecord.info