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

Kat Lay made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Dartford and Gravesham NHS 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 rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Dartford and Gravesham 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

Freedomofinformation (DARTFORD AND GRAVESHAM NHS TRUST), Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Hi Kat,

 

FOI request duly noted – I will ensure you receive a response within the
statutory 20 working day deadline.

 

Please note that in order to gather together the information requested; it
is necessary to share your details within the Trust as your request will
be forwarded onto the relevant departments involved.

 

As part of our responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act, it
will also be necessary to include your request within our disclosure log
published via the Trust’s website.

 

Regards,

 

FOI Act Lead

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

 

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Freedomofinformation (DARTFORD AND GRAVESHAM NHS TRUST), Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Dear Kat,

 

Freedom of Information

With reference to your request detailed below, please see the Trust’s
response below in bold text

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Act Lead
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

 

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