Changes in approach to the control & management of arms length bodies (ALB’s)

Jimmy Hamill made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

This FOI request is asking for copies of communications & other relevant publications from DoH to ALB’s that relate to active and upcoming changes in approach to the control and management of these ALB’s.

This information should relate to timeframe from 1st April 2015 to the current day.

It should specifically cover the areas of financial planning and commissioning of services.

Communication from Permanent Secretary to HSC Chief Executives ‘Approach to Financial Planning for 2016/17’ on 14 October 2015 is an example of what is expected under this FOI request.
FOI request should include but not be limited to this communication.

Yours faithfully,

Jimmy Hamill

Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

I am waiting for you to reply to my FOI request.
This request is now overdue.
Can you address it at your earliest convenience and advise me of reason for the delay.

Yours faithfully,

Jimmy Hamill

DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Jimmy

I have passed your e-mail to the relevant business area who should get back to you in a few days.

John McCann
Information Management Branch
DoH
Tel: 02890 528218

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Dear DoH FOI,

This FOI is now significantly overdue.
You mentioned in your last communication (on 16th June) that the response should be ready in 'a few days'.
That was 2 weeks ago.
Can I ask that you escalate this request as a matter of urgency with the relevant business area?

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

Feeney, Joe, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Dear Jimmy

I apologise sincerely for the delay and hope to issue the response early next week.

Regards

Joe Feeney

Local Information Manager
Finance Directorate

Joseph Feeney
DoH| Financial Planning Unit | D3 Castle Buildings | Stormont Estate, Belfast | BT4 3SQ
 02890 765634| Ext: 89634

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Feeney, Joe, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Jimmy

 

I attach the Department of Health’s response to your Freedom of
Information request regarding “Changes in approach to the control &
management of arms length bodies (ALB’s).

 

I apologise for the delay.

 

Regards

 

Joe Feeney

Local information Manager

DoH

Finance Directorate

 

Joseph Feeney

DoH| Financial Planning Unit | D3 Castle Buildings | Stormont Estate,
Belfast | BT4 3SQ

' 02890 765634| Ext: 89634

 

Dear Feeney, Joe,

Thank you for that information.
I expected that there should be more communications & other publications that just that specifically mentioned by me - namely the letter of of 14 Oct 2015 (which you kindly attached).

I would have - at the very least - expect a similar communication for financial year 2017/18.
Can you attach any similar communications if it exists or confirm by return that no similar communication for 2017/18 has been issued.

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

Feeney, Joe, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Dear Jimmy
I confirm that no similar communication regarding "Approach to Financial Planning" has been issued for 2017/18.
Regards

Joe Feeney

Local information Manager
DoH
Finance Directorate

Joseph Feeney
DoH| Financial Planning Unit | D3 Castle Buildings | Stormont Estate, Belfast | BT4 3SQ
 02890 765634| Ext: 89634

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Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health (Northern Ireland)'s handling of my FOI request 'Changes in approach to the control & management of arms length bodies (ALB’s)'.

You stated in your response of 25 July 2017 that "no similar communication regarding "Approach to Financial Planning" has been issued for 2017/18. "

I note from the Western Trust Financial Performance Report for month ended 31 July 2017 that there is reference to "The Permanent Secretary advised all Trusts through the HSCB on 14 February
2017 of the approach to be taken to financial planning for 2017/18"
This is available at link
http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/pdf/Fi...

This is precisely what I had requested.
Can this communication (from Permanent Secretary on 14 February 2017) now be made available to me at your convenience.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Jimmy Hamill

DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Mr Hamill

Please note the deadline for submitting a request for Internal Review has passed.

Do you want us to treat this as a separate FOI Request?

John McCann
Information Management Branch
DoH
Tel: 02890 528218

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Dear DoH FOI,

I'm disappointed that I received an incomplete reply to my original FOI request.
I've raised another FOI - please ensure that ALL relevent information is provided under that request.

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill