Uploading of Release 2 (non-GP) data to the Summary Care Record

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Dear The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you very much for your previous FOI response back in May.

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

For the purposes of the Act, the date of your receipt of this request will be 6th September 2010.

I am interested in the progress of your trust towards uploading data (that is, "non-GP" or "Release 2 information") to the Summary Care Record. I am not interested in the ability of your staff to simply view GP data held on the SCR.

In your case, that would be uploading data from the Emergency Department (minors), The Clinical Decision Unit and Acute Admissions Unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

I refer to your previous FOI response about this subject:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/36...

• Please could you kindly state whether you have commenced uploading of R2 data to the SCR, as of 6th September.

• If not, please could you state the planned date that you intend to commence uploading.

• Please could you send me all relevant local policies and procedures (draft or otherwise) which you previously stated would be clearly defined before going live regards sending clinical information to the SCR. Such policies would tackle subjects including:

policies and procedures you have in place concerning uploading data to the SCR about patients under the age of 16yrs who might presence unaccompanied to your trust for medical help (e.g. for the morning after pill, STI, alcohol ingestion, accidental or deliberate overdose etc)

policies and procedures you have in place to ensure fully informed consent is obtained prior to uploading of data to the SCR from people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

policies and procedures you have in place to ensure fully informed consent is obtained prior to uploading of data to the SCR from people who appear to be suffering from psychiatric illness (e.g. psychosis, severe depression, dementia)

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 4th October 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.

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

Day, Justin, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dr. Bhatia

Thank you for your request for information which was received on the 6
September 2010. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Your request is:

Please could you kindly state whether you have commenced
uploading of R2 data to the SCR, as of 6th September.

* If not, please could you state the planned date that you intend
to commence uploading.

* Please could you send me all relevant local policies and
procedures (draft or otherwise) which you previously stated would
be clearly defined before going live regards sending clinical
information to the SCR. Such policies would tackle subjects
including:

policies and procedures you have in place concerning uploading data
to the SCR about patients under the age of 16yrs who might presence
unaccompanied to your trust for medical help (e.g. for the morning
after pill, STI, alcohol ingestion, accidental or deliberate
overdose etc)

policies and procedures you have in place to ensure fully informed
consent is obtained prior to uploading of data to the SCR from
people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

policies and procedures you have in place to ensure fully informed
consent is obtained prior to uploading of data to the SCR from
people who appear to be suffering from psychiatric illness (e.g.
psychosis, severe depression, dementia)

We will endeavour to respond to your request within the twenty working
day timescale requirement and will contact you as soon as possible if,
for some reason, we are delayed in our response.

Please remember to quote the reference number 10174 in any future
communications.

Yours faithfully

Freedom of Information Officer
e-mail: [email address]

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Day, Justin, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Bhatia

In reply to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am
writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested.

Your request was as follows:

I am interested in the progress of your trust towards uploading

data (that is, "non-GP" or "Release 2 information") to the Summary

Care Record. I am not interested in the ability of your staff to

simply view GP data held on the SCR.

In your case, that would be uploading data from the Emergency

Department (minors), The Clinical Decision Unit and Acute

Admissions Unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

I refer to your previous FOI response about this subject:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/36...

o Please could you kindly state whether you have commenced

uploading of R2 data to the SCR, as of 6th September.

Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust have not commenced
uploading of R2 data to the SCR

o If not, please could you state the planned date that you intend

to commence uploading.

There are no agreed plans at this stage as to when the uploads will begin.

o Please could you send me all relevant local policies and

procedures (draft or otherwise) which you previously stated would

be clearly defined before going live regards sending clinical

information to the SCR. Such policies would tackle subjects

including:

policies and procedures you have in place concerning uploading data

to the SCR about patients under the age of 16yrs who might presence

unaccompanied to your trust for medical help (e.g. for the morning

after pill, STI, alcohol ingestion, accidental or deliberate

overdose etc)

policies and procedures you have in place to ensure fully informed

consent is obtained prior to uploading of data to the SCR from

people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

policies and procedures you have in place to ensure fully informed

consent is obtained prior to uploading of data to the SCR from

people who appear to be suffering from psychiatric illness (e.g.

psychosis, severe depression, dementia)

As there are no plans at this stage to upload R2 data to the SCR, there
are no relevant policies and procedures.

If you have any queries about the information supplied please contact the
Freedom of Information Officer at this e mail address. Please remember to
quote the reference number 10174 in any future communications.

Please find attached a copy of our FOI leaflet which you may find useful
if you wish to question the way in which your request has been handled.

Also attached is a copy of a poster which will be sent to GP's which is an
invitation to a presentation on issues that may be relevant to the
information you are requesting, you are welcome to attend if you wish.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Officer

e-mail: [The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Tel 01202 704461

The information in this E-mail and any documents and files transmitted
with it are confidential and for the use of the intended recipient only.
If you are not the intended recipient, please delete the message and
statements immediately and notify the sender. Any unauthorised
dissemination or copying of this E-mail, or any misuse or wrongful
disclosure of the information contained in it, is strictly prohibited and
may be illegal. The opinions, statements and thoughts expressed in this
E-mail and its attachments if any are those of the individual sender and
not necessarily The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust (the Trust) or any associated personnel. Although the
Trust believes this E-mail and any attachments are free of any virus or
other defect which may affect a computer, it is the responsibility of the
recipient to ensure that it is virus free. The Trust does not accept
responsibility for any loss or damage arising in any way from its use.

Justin Day

Information Governance and Freedom of Information Act Officer

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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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

Dear Justin,

Thank you for your prompt response.

I will ask again in 3 months time.

Kind regards,

Dr Neil Bhatia

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