Under the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI).
The relevant COPI notice states that its purpose: “…is to require organisations to process confidential patient information for the purposes set out in Regulation 3(1) of COPI to support the Secretary of State’s response to Covid-19 (Covid-19 Purpose). “Processing” for these purposes is defined in Regulation 3(2) and includes dissemination of confidential patient information to persons and organisations permitted to process confidential patient information under Regulation 3(3) of COPI.”
These changes will be made from Monday 27th April 2020.
The COPI notice is currently due to expire on 30th September 2020.
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