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Medical Records: Databases

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what datasets are recorded by primary care trusts for inclusion on the National Health Application Infrastructure Service (Exeter) system. (200888)

The National Health Application Infrastructure Service (NHAIS) comprises of four datasets which support: the recording and maintenance of patient demographics, that is name, national health service number, gender, date of birth and address; the payment of general practitioners, including practitioner and practice details; the call or recall of women for cervical screening, as required by the national cervical screening programme; and the call or recall of women for breast screening, as required by the national breast screening programme. In addition, the NHAIS systems are a mechanism by which patients are able to opt in to being an organ donor.