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Data sharing for COVID vaccination – No. 22

Data sharing for COVID vaccination – No. 22

Data sharing for COVID vaccination In a Primary Care Network setting we are relying on the new ISS information sharing agreement, using COPI legislation as the legal basis for sharing. For TPP practices, until such time as separate instances of TPP are provided to PCN units this is being mediated through RA extension to access …

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DSPT Support 2020-2021 No.21

DSPT Support 2020-2021 No.21

Inroduction Working with Practice Managers, NWL Primary Care Teams, The NWL IG team and the DPO, this page and the documents in it have been put together to help you complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) by the 30th June 2021. To avoid a plethora of DSPT support pages we plan to present …

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Sharing Patient Records for Direct Care – No. 20

Sharing Patient Records for Direct Care – No. 20

A new NWL Information Sharing Agreement the ISS for Direct Care (in the new terminology) replaces the “MoU” for sharing data between primary secondary and acute care for organisations using SystmOne or EMIS clinical systems. Communications have been sent to GP practices confirming that the agreement has been ratified by the NWL IG Board (where …

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COVID Data Sharing Measures – No. 19

COVID Data Sharing Measures – No. 19

Updated 09.06.20 with advice on: Managing Shielded Patients and notification of suspected COVID cases   Notification of suspected COVID cases COVID is a notifiable illness. Regulations state that clinicians should not wait for laboratory confirmation before notifying. Laboratory confirmed cases are notified centrally. However since Jan 2020 the low threashold for suspicion (anyone with cough …

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National Data Optout – No. 18

National Data Optout – No. 18

National data opt-out (NDO) in Primary Care GP practices must comply with the national data opt-out policy by March 2020. What is the national data opt-out? Patients can choose not to share their identifiable data when it is not related to the provision of direct care by requesting a national data op-out. This has replaced …

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DSPT Support 2019-2020 – No. 17

DSPT Support 2019-2020 – No. 17

Introduction Working with Practice Managers, NWL Primary Care Teams, The NWL IG team and the DPO, this page and the documents in it have been put together to help you complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) by the 31st March 2020. To avoid a plethora of DSPT support pages we plan to present …

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Notification of Emis cloud services – No. 16

Notification of Emis cloud services – No. 16

From 10 June 2019 EMIS Web started migrating practice patient data storage to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Because this is a significant change to the way patient data is processed, in order to be compliant with GDPR, practices as ‘Data Controllers’ need to: inform their patient through their usual methods of communication (for example their privacy …

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eDSM (Enhanced Data Sharing Model) – No. 15

eDSM (Enhanced Data Sharing Model) – No. 15

eDSM additional controls have been designed to ensure that GP’s and Patients have greater flexibility and control over which organisations have visibility of their SystmOne records. The new controls will allow GPs to decide if other SystmOne Organisations involved in the care of their patients can view their patient’s records (subject to patient consent). In …

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Information sharing and the DCC – No. 14

Information sharing and the DCC – No. 14

Introduction The provision of an integrated healthcare service in North West London will require robust systems for creating and managing Information Sharing Agreements (ISAs) and Data Sharing Agreements (DSAs). As a result a NW London Digital Data Protection Framework has been designed which includes a template document which can be used to generate these agreements. …

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DSPT Support Page – No. 13

DSPT Support Page – No. 13

Introduction Working with Practice Managers, NWL Primary Care Teams, The NWL IG team and the DPO, this page and the documents in it have been put together to help you complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) by the 31st March 2019. To avoid a plethora of DSPT support pages we plan to present …

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DSPT Introduction – No. 12

DSPT Introduction – No. 12

Introduction This is a follow on from the GDPR blog which will look at the the Data Security and Protection Toolkit which all GP practices need to submit by the 31st March 2019. The DSPT is a sequel to the IG Toolkit and whilst many parts are similar, there are also new sections and the sum total is …

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Summary Blog – No. 11

Summary Blog – No. 11

Introduction The past 10 weeks have seen us work through the core aspects of good information governance, which will allow you to demonstrate that your GP practice is compliant with GDPR and the new Data Protection Act 2018. We have stressed that this is not a one-off exercise but a process which needs to be kept …

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Layered Fair Processing – No. 10

Layered Fair Processing – No. 10

Introduction Being transparent with individuals about how their personal data is used is a key aspect of privacy and confidentiality law. GDPR introduced transparency as a new requirement into the first data protection principle, it states that processing must be ‘fair, lawful and transparent’. Information communicated to individuals should be provided in a layered approach, …

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