Exercise Cygnus: Final Report

Mr David Johnson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Public Health England as part of a batch sent to 5 authorities

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Public Health England.

Dear Public Health England,

I write in respect of Exercise Cygnus; the NHS England led simulation which looked at the impact of an influenza pandemic upon the United Kingdom.

Do you hold a copy of the final report into Exercise Cygnus? If you do hold a copy of the final report, please disclose a copy of the report in its entirety.

Yours faithfully,

Mr David Johnson

FOI, Public Health England

Dear David Johnson,

We acknowledge receipt of your email and request for information, which will be treated as a request for information under statutory access legislation.

Please note that requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) will receive a response within 20 working days from the day following the date of receipt of your request.

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Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for providing guidance and advice to government and front-line services for all aspects of public health.  It is a designated Category 1 responder organisation under the Civil Contingency Act and this specifically includes the COVID-19 response, providing clinical expertise and wider public health advice and guidance across national and local government, the NHS and third sector.  As such, you may experience delays when making statutory information access requests during the pandemic.

We will aim to address all requests promptly and within the required response timeframes.  However when we are unable to meet the response timeframe we will keep requesters updated on a revised expected timescale for a response to their request. The Information Commissioner recognises this position in its recent guidance, see link: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/dat...

Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920 
www.gov.uk/phe   Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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FOI, Public Health England

Dear David Johnson,

We refer to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Public Health England (PHE) is currently working on your request and will provide you with a response as soon as possible. In the meantime may we draw your attention to the Information Commissioner’s current guidance following the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, which can be found on the following link: https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protectio....

Freedom of Information Officer
Public Accountability Unit
Corporate Affairs
Public Health England
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE_uk

Protecting and improving the nation’s health

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FOI, Public Health England

Dear David Johnson,
 
Further to our response of 1 June 2020 our position has changed.
 
PHE can confirm it does hold this information. However, the information is
exempt under section 21 of the FOI Act because it is reasonably accessible
by other means, and the terms of the exemption mean that we do not have to
consider whether or not it would be in the public interest for you to have
the information. However for your convenience we have included the
following link:-
 
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...
 
Kind regards,
FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[2][Public Health England request email]
[3]www.gov.uk/phe   Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk
 
 
 

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