Disciplinary proceedings over NHS staff using social media or instant messaging apps

Kat Lay made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 225 authorities

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Dear Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing with a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like this information for the calendar year to date, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Please can you tell me:

*How many people working at the trust have been subject to disciplinary proceedings for their use of instant messaging apps (e.g. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat)?

*How many people working at the trust have been subject to disciplinary proceedings for their use of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)?

*Please tell me, for each case, the job title of the staff member concerned (e.g. junior doctor, consultant, nurse, administrative staff) and which sanctions were applied (e.g. dismissal, formal warning, referral to professional regulator).

I would prefer to receive the information electronically, and in either Excel or CSV format.

Should this request be likely to breach the costs limit set out in section 12 of the FOI Act, I would like the information for the most recent calendar years in turn, going backwards until the cost limit is reached.

Yours faithfully,

Kat Lay
Health Correspondent
The Times
020 7782 5054 // 07775 694 789

FOI, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Lay

I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information held by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We have now processed your request, please find enclosed our response.

If you have any further queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Document Control & FOI Co-ordinator
Governance Unit I 1st Floor I Education Centre

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Prittlewell Chase I Westcliff-on-Sea I Essex I SS0 0RY
Tel: 01702 435555 ext 6455 I Email: [email address]
Visit our website: www.southend.nhs.uk

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