bleeding pricks in England

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Robin (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear NHS Blood and Transplant,

BLEEDING PRICKS IN ENGLAND

In the last year, in your blood donor sessions held in England, please can you tell me the number of needle pricks you made to the skin which bled. I expect that this will equal the number of finger prick tests carried out plus the number of actual donations from the arm.

Also please can you answer the following questions.

Please tell me the name of the person responsible for the decision that blood donations in North WALES should be carried out by the English blood service rather than the WELSH one.

And I see that in section 10.7.2 of your Welsh Language plan it says "If a non-Welsh speaker is appointed to a post where the ability to speak Welsh is considered essential, NHSBT will ensure that he/she learns the language as a condition of service to a satisfactory level of fluency within 3 years." Please list any other skills which you consider essential for certain posts but despite that you are willing to appoint people to post while they still lack that essential skill, particularly where you acknowledge that it will take the employee up to as long as three years to acquire that skill to a satisfactory level. Or is the ability to speak Welsh unique in this regard?

Yours faithfully,
Robin

Robin (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear NHS Blood and Transplant,

Just to clarify, I have limited the question to bleeding pricks because for example if your donor attendant tries three times to find the vein, then the first two (non-bleeding) pricks which missed should be ignored and only the final one which bled should be counted. Hopefully this should correspond more closely to the records that you actually keep, as I accept that any failed attempts are probably not recorded.

Yours faithfully,
Robin

Customer Services, Gwaed a Thrawsblaniadau’r GIG

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Dear Robin

 

Re: Information request

 

Thank you for your request dated 20 November 2014, for information from
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) regarding the number of needle pricks you
made to the skin which bled and our operations in North Wales.

 

Please find attached information in response to your request.

 

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