18924 - Sharing Information

I write to make a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

The questions below are designed to help me and my organisation better understand the scale and scope of requests for information sharing arrangements being made of individual NHS trusts and their constituent hospitals by research organisations and businesses over the duration of the past 3 financial years.

Specifically, I would like to ask your NHS trust about any requests to use or access data for commercial or research purposes of which, it is/has been a controller, joint controller or controller in common, in the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 as follows:

  • the number of requests made in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18;
  • the percentage of requests that have been accepted, rejected or held pending in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18;
  • a breakdown of the form, size and sector type of the entities that made the requests in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18; and
  • a breakdown of the form, size and sector type of the entities whose requests were successful in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18; and
  • a percentage of those successful requests which resulted in the trust, or its constituent hospitals, entering into a commercial or financial relationship with the requestor or its affiliates in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18.
  • Reference:
    18924
  • Response:

    I write to make a freedom of information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

    The questions below are designed to help me and my organisation better understand the scale and scope of requests for information sharing arrangements being made of individual NHS trusts and their constituent hospitals by research organisations and businesses over the duration of the past 3 financial years.

    The Trust is unable to respond to any questions on behalf of any hospitals, we would recommend that you contact these organisations directly.

    Specifically, I would like to ask your NHS trust about any requests to use or access data for commercial or research purposes of which, it is/has been a controller, joint controller or controller in common, in the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 as follows:

    • the number of requests made in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18;
    • the percentage of requests that have been accepted, rejected or held pending in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18;
    • a breakdown of the form, size and sector type of the entities that made the requests in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18; and
    • a breakdown of the form, size and sector type of the entities whose requests were successful in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18; and
    • a percentage of those successful requests which resulted in the trust, or its constituent hospitals, entering into a commercial or financial relationship with the requestor or its affiliates in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18.

    202015-16: 2 requests received, and both were accepted. 

    • 1. Request from a University for access to retrospective 2 x 24-hour periods of patient record forms for data extraction.  Inclusion criteria was all patients 65+ years of age, and no identifiable data was required. Approximately 850 cases were analysed.  A research contract was entered into and the Trust received payment for participation.
    • 2. Request from a University for one-off extraction of retrospective, routine, anonymised data from the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system between March 2007 and March 2011. A research contract was entered into and the Trust received payment for participation.

    202016-17: 1 request received, which was accepted.

    • Request from a University for one-off extraction of retrospective routine CAD data from one geographical area of the Trust. A research contract was entered into and the Trust received payment for participation.

    202017-18 – no requests to use or access data for research.

    Notwithstanding the above, can the trust confirm whether it, or one of its constituent hospitals, has entered into a commercial or financial relationship with any of the following entities as a result of the requests made in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18? Google; DeepMind; Sensyne Health; Benevolent AI; Orion Health; IBM;

    The Trust does not have any commercial or financial relationships with the entities listed as a result of any research activity.

    Can the trust supply a copy of the trust’s intellectual policy document/s, if any covering the period 2015 present?

     The Trust does not have an Intellectual Policy document.

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    Trust wide
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    Clinical
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