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NHS: Information Communications Technology

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answers of 22 April 2008, Official Report, column 1990W and 6 June on NHS care records, when the registers of service were transferred to the Spine; and where they were held prior to being transferred. (232450)

The Spine has had the following registers of service transferred to it:

The NHS Strategic Tracing Service (NSTS) started to transfer records to the Spine in June 2004. This system was located in an Atos Origin Datacentre in Andover. It was previously managed by the NHS Information Authority and is maintained under contract by Atos Origin; and

The Central Health Register Inquiry System (CHRIS) which was originally maintained by the Office for National Statistics on behalf of the national health service, in October 2008. A small amount of remaining information is scheduled for transfer in 2009. The system is located in Southport.