Dear Department of Health,
Under Freedom of Information I would like to ask...
When contracting out NHS services to third parties / independent providers
A. What laws & regulations are imposed on the provider
I'm particularly interested in Data Protection and use of patients data including views
of a Doctor ?
B. Who regulates this agreements ?
C. What are the consequences of breaking the contract/agreement ?
D. How many contracts have been broken in the last year ?
E. What are the requirements for a provider to apply for a tender ?
E.1. If a contract/agreement is broken is the provider blocked from further tenders ?
E.2. How long is a tender ?
E.3. What information about a provider is explored ?
F. Dose http://www.mage-net.net/wp-content/2014/...
Apply to third parties or independent providers ?
G. What are the consequences of a Dr (Or other medical professional) breaking a patients
confidentiality and disclosing information about their care and/or prognosis ?
To be clear I'm not after financial information or contractual payments. Just what laws & regulations are imposed.
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Dear Mr McMorrow,
Please find the Department's response to your recent FOI request attached.
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