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

Kat Lay made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 225 authorities

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

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS 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

BCHC, Foi (BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Kat Lay,

We are in receipt of your information request sent to us on 9 April 2018. We will be dealing with the request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will endeavour to respond to you within 20 working days of your request by 7 May 2018.

Please note the above unique Request ID and quote it in all future correspondence regarding this particular request.

Thank you.

Regards,

Freedom of Information Team
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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BCHC, Foi (BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Kat Lay

Please find attached organisational response to your request for information

I confirm that this request is now closed

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Team

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