Case Number 4761
Request Date 10/05/2016
Completion Date 06/06/2016 

 

Details of the Request

  1. How many data sharing agreements or information sharing agreements does the trust currently have with private organisations to share patient files or records?
  2. For each, please state i) the organisation concerned, ii) the number of patients involved and iii) the purpose of the agreement.
  3. Please also specify whether patients were asked beforehand if their information could be shared or whether the agreement was made on the basis of implied consent.

 

Details of the Response

1) How many data sharing agreements or information sharing agreements does the trust currently have with private organisations to share patient files or records?

The Trust has one Data/Information Sharing Agreement with a private organisation.

 

2) For each, please state

i) the organisation concerned,

Virgincare Services Ltd (for the Surrey Diabetic Eye Screening Service)

 

ii) the number of patients involved and

The number of patients involved was 1025.

 

iii) the purpose of the agreement.

Surrey Diabetic Eye Screening Service refers a number of patients to Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS foundation Trust for treatment. Our Ophthalmology Department requires access to their database in order to check patient images following these referrals.

 

3) Please also specify whether patients were asked beforehand if their information could be shared or whether the agreement was made on the basis of implied consent.

No, consent is not required as this is for direct care purposes.