Reference 2018-748

REF:            2018-748

Subject:        Data access requests for commercial or research purposes

 

Request:

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

 

 

Response:

There have been no requests in the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017 for the use of or access data for commercial or research purposes of which, it is/has been a controller, joint controller or controller in common.

 

Notwithstanding the above, we confirm to our knowledge, that the Trust has not entered into any commercial or financial relationship with any of the following entities in each of the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18: Google; DeepMind; Sensyne Health; Benevolent AI; Orion Health; IBM.