Contact details and budget information for the training of qualified nurses

Sandy Atkins made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

South East Coast Strategic Health Authority Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear South East Coast Strategic Health Authority,

I am writing to request contact information for the person that is responsible for the training of qualified nurses within your hospital. This information needs to consist of name, address, contact number and email address.
I also would like to request the annual budget spent on nurse qualifications (post registration qualifications).

Yours faithfully,

Sandy Atkins

FOI SHA (NHS South East Coast), South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Atkins,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request received on the 6
April, regarding training for nurses.

We are processing your request, and will write to you again shortly if
we require further clarification of your request or when we are in a
position to respond.

If we can be of any further assistance to you in the meantime, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Whitehead
Senior Communications Officer (Public Affairs)
Tel 01293 778873

NHS South East Coast
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www.southeastcoast.nhs.uk

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FOI SHA \(NHS South East Coast\), South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

Dear Sir/Madam,

Further to your recent Freedom of Information Act request, I just wanted
to check that this request is intended for answer by our organisation.

I see that your first question asks, "I am writing to request contact
information for the person that is responsible for the training of
qualified nurses within your hospital".

NHS South East Coast is not a hospital trust, but a strategic health
authority, and I therefore just wanted to confirm that this request is
intended for us to answer - or whether you intended your request to be
answered by individual local NHS trusts which manage acute hospitals?

Could you please send me a quick response to confirm?

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Whitehead
Senior Communications Officer (Public Affairs)
Tel 01293 778873

NHS South East Coast
LEADING I INNOVATING I IMPROVING
www.southeastcoast.nhs.uk

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FOI SHA (NHS South East Coast), South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Atkins,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request received on the 6 April, regarding training for nurses.

You asked NHS South East Coast, the strategic health authority (SHA) for Kent, Surrey and Sussex to provide the following information:

* Contact information for the person that is responsible for the training of qualified nurses within your hospital. This information needs to consist of name, address,
contact number and email address.

* I also would like to request the annual budget spent on nurse qualifications (post registration qualifications).

As stated in my e-mail to you of the 28 April, NHS South East Coast is a strategic health authority (SHA) and not a hospital trust and therefore I wrote to you to confirm whether you intended this request to be answered by the SHA. Do therefore let me know if you do require information from our particular organisation.

Details of all the NHS trusts which manage hospitals within the NHS South East Coast region are available on our website at www.southeastcoast.nhs.uk , so you may wish to contact them directly if you require information about nurse training for specific hospital sites.

In regard to your second question, the SHA does have a role in allocating funding and overseeing arrangements for both the provision of pre-registration training for nurses
(leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council) and post-registration training for nurses and other professionals.

The contracts for non-medical post registration education cover a broad range of healthcare professionals and the SHA does not hold information broken down by profession. Funding for non-medical post registration education for all professions (including nursing) was £8.8 million in 2009/10.

We hold contracts with the following higher education institutes to deliver training; Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of Brighton, the University of Greenwich and the University of Surrey.

I hope this information is helpful, but if you are unhappy with this response please let us know, giving your reasons. It will then be considered by one of our executive directors who will respond in writing. This letter will also include details about how to contact the Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Whitehead
Senior Communications Officer (Public Affairs)
Tel 01293 778873

NHS South East Coast
LEADING I INNOVATING I IMPROVING
www.southeastcoast.nhs.uk

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