Council (Trust) Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers

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Dear Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st April 2017 to 31st December 2018. As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction.

If it would help, I am specifically looking for payments to suppliers who provide a service in Health and Social Care. This would include all suppliers falling under the categories :-

1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to all the Councils under the Trust
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to all the Councils under the Trust . This would include suppliers who provide care under each of below -
a. Children's Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
b. Adult Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
c. Elderly Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services

In particular I am looking for itemized transactions for suppliers from 1st April 2017 - 31st December 2018 - preferably in CSV format. I look forward to the information at the earliest.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

Governance, Info, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Thank you. Your email has been received by the Information Governance Department and will be responded to in due course.

Please be advised that the Trust is currently experiencing a high number of requests and every effort is being made to make sure requests are dealt with as promptly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Dear Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

I am requesting an update since the statutory period of 20 days has elapsed.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

Governance, Info, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Thank you. Your email has been received by the Information Governance Department and will be responded to in due course.

Please be advised that the Trust is currently experiencing a high number of requests and every effort is being made to make sure requests are dealt with as promptly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Dear Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

I understand the appropriate limit will be exceeded in order to accommodate my request. Hence, I kindly request you to please consider my request for the time-period of 3 months ONLY (i.e., from 1st January 2019).

Thank you so much,
Yours Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

Governance, Info, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Thank you. Your email has been received by the Information Governance Department and will be responded to in due course.

Please be advised that the Trust is currently experiencing a high number of requests and every effort is being made to make sure requests are dealt with as promptly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Nikhil, thank you for your email correspondence below. Please accept my sincere apology for the delay. Your request was allocated to myself on 18 February 2019 for processing; however, unfortunately, I seem to have overlooked your request due to a number of other requests I am currently dealing with. I can only apologise and thank you for your patience in this matter. I am sending this out to the services today to ascertain what information the Trust can provide in relation to your request.

I will revert back to you as soon as ever possible.

Kindest regards.

Irene Jardine
Information Governance Officer
Causeway House
Route Complex
8e Coleraine Road
BALLYMONEY BT53 6BP
Tel: 028 276 61415 (ext 363415)

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Dear Jardine, Irene,

Thank you so much for your response of 25 March.

Would you have any update for me now?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

?My working week is Monday, Wednesday and Friday so outside these days please direct your email to [Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]<mailto:[Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]> or phone 028 2766 1359.

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Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Nikhil, thank you again for your patience in this matter. Your request is being progressed; however, the Services have advised that the amount and varied range of information requested is proving difficult. They are; however, in the process of pulling together the information they can provide - I have been in continual contact with each of the relevant Services and am awaiting an indication of timescale when we will be in a position to provide this to you.

Clarification is required on question 2F as to what you consider to be care at home providers - can you provide more detail around what you mean giving examples of type of care you are referring to?

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you again for your patience.

Kind regards.

Irene Jardine
Information Governance Officer
Causeway House
Route Complex
8e Coleraine Road
BALLYMONEY BT53 6BP
Tel: 028 276 61415 (ext 363415)

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Dear Jardine, Irene,

Thank you for your message today and timely response. You have raised a good question.

To clarify your question "2F as to what you consider to be care at home providers - can you provide more detail around what you mean giving examples of type of care you are referring to?"

Care at Home Providers would include providers not listed under any of the categories 2a-2e below and would for example include recruitment agencies that use carers, family members who act as carers or any other third party that looks after the well being of people in their homes. We understand some of this information may need to be protected (protecting the carer and recipient) but if you could show the supplier as redacted - just indicating the service provided - this would suffice.

1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to the Council
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This would include suppliers who provide care under each of below -
a. Children's Residential Providers
b. Adult Residential Providers
c. Elderly Residential Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services

I sincerely hope this clarifies your query and I am very grateful for your accurate & concerned assistance in this matter.

Best Regards,
Nikhil Prabhu
Have a Great Easter!

Dear Information Governance Officer, Ms. Jardine, Irene,

I hope to have clarified your query adequately and sufficiently. Do let me know if anything else.
May I please request an update otherwise?

Thank you so much,
Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

?My working week is Monday, Wednesday and Friday so outside these days please direct your email to [Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]<mailto:[Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]> or phone 028 2766 1359.

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Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Nikhil, yes thank you for clarification which I have provided to the relevant Services. I have asked for an update on progress from the Services and will advise as soon as they come back to me.

Again, many thanks for your patience in this matter.

Kind regards.

Irene Jardine
Information Governance Officer
Causeway House
Route Complex
8e Coleraine Road
BALLYMONEY BT53 6BP
Tel: 028 276 61415 (ext 363415)

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Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Nikhil, just to update you, a response has been finally pulled together - I have a couple of queries on it before it goes and also need it cleared at Senior level but am anticipating that it shouldn't be too much longer - hopefully be early to mid-next week if all goes to plan.

So many thanks for all your patience in this matter.

Kind regards.

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Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Nikhil, please find attached the Trust’s response to your request for
information.  Please accept my sincere apology on behalf of the Trust for
the delay in providing this to you.
 
Kind regards.
 
Irene Jardine
Information Governance Officer
Causeway House
Route Complex
8e Coleraine Road
BALLYMONEY    BT53 6BP
Tel:  028 276 61415 (ext 363415)
 
 
 

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Dear Jardine, Irene,

Thank you so much!!

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

I am out of the office until Wednesday 29 May 2019.

?My working week is Monday, Wednesday and Friday so outside these days please direct your email to [Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]<mailto:[Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) request email]> or phone 028 2766 1359.

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Dear Ms. Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Thank you for your response of 22nd May and the attached files.

I do sincerely apologize, as I missed this the first time around in attachment "20190515 NP180219 Response Attachment 3 IJ.pdf".

I have reviewed the data and while I understand that "personal information" such as the names of individuals are exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2)(3), of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (and should be REDACTED); the names of Suppliers & IFA's (Independent Fostering Agencies) do not fall under that category.

The 4 other NI Trusts (as well as all the Councils in Scotland, Wales & rest of UK) have followed that procedure and have supplied us with that information. I request you to please include all the Supplier, IFA names (eg. "Supplier xxx" in PDF attachment 3 IJ) and re-send the data to us.

With Regards
Yours Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

Governance, Info, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Thank you. Your email has been received by the Information Governance Department and will be responded to in due course.

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Dear Ms. Jardine, Irene, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Apologies Sir/Ma'am, but I realized this only recently.

Based on your response and data provided for the period Jan 2019 - Mar 2019, my understanding is that Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland) have not utilized the services of any IFA (Independent Fostering Agency) nor any Fostering agencies/companies (for eg. Five Rivers Fostering, Orchard Fostering, Kindercare Fostering, etc.)

Thank you,
With Regards,
Nikhil Prabhu

Governance, Info, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Thank you. Your email has been received by the Information Governance Department and will be responded to in due course.

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Dear Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland), Ms. Jardine, Irene,

Please disregard my previous message!

I see that you have supplied information for both the time-periods requested in 1 sheet.

My sincere apologies. And I will not close this request as Successful.

Thank You,
Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Governance, Info, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Thank you. Your email has been received by the Information Governance Department and will be responded to in due course.

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Moore, Marjorie, Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Good morning,

Thank you, for letting me us jknow you have received he information, I will disregard your email.

Kind regards,
Marjorie

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