Expenses and Hospitality

Gerry Hallright made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

can you please send me a copy of your reply to an FOI request about 3 years worth of bonuses and expenses for staff/ceo and executive directors, that was sent around the end of November 2009 to NHS Trusts.

Do you have Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship Policy or similar and a Code of Conduct and can you please email me a copy.
Can you send me a copy of your register for 2008/9 showing details of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship.

Yours faithfully,

Gerry Hallright

Parker Lindsay - Information Governance Co-ordinator - NCtPCT, Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Mr Hallright

Thank you for your request for information from NHS Nottinghamshire
County.

Your request is dated 12^th June 2010 and received 14^th June 2010. I am
dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
You will receive a response by 12^th July 2010 (20 working days from
receipt).

If you have any queries in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Yours sincerely

Lindsay Parker

Information Governance Co-ordinator

NHS Nottinghamshire County

Birch House

Ransom Wood Business Park

Southwell Road West

Mansfield

Nottinghamshire

NG21 0HJ

* Lindsay.Parker@nottspct

Pallant Debbie - Information Governance Manager - NCtPCT, Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Hallright

RE FOI request

Further to your request for information from NHS Nottinghamshire County I
can confirm the following information. The response to a FOI request
received in November 2009 regarding expenses for staff and executive team
and CEO is attached. Our response also applied the exemption below
regarding disproportionate effort.

RE: Freedom of Information Request: Financial Remuneration of staff and
expenses

Further to your request for information of 27^th November relating to a
range of detail of financial costs. I can confirm, as required by the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, that we hold much of the information you
have asked for.

Some of the information you have requested, such as that relating to bonus
payments and expenses to senior members of staff is already in the public
domain (link to our website
[1]http://www.nottinghamshirecountyteaching...

and as such is exemption from disclosure to you under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 because the exemption available to us under S.21 is
engaged. This exemption does not require us to consider the application of
the public interest test.

Much of the remainder of the information which you have requested is held
in different systems within our organisation and it not gathered in a
context or format which is relevant to your request. This means that to
find it and collate it in the way in which you have requested would
involve in many cases manual searches of hundreds of personnel and
financial files, so much work that the cost limit of £450.00 established
by S.12 of the Act would be exceeded. We estimate that in this case costs
would certainly be considerably in excess of £750.00. Because of this we
would ask that you kindly consider whether you are able to refine the
depth and breadth of your request to a level which might allow us to
respond positively to it. One of the particular areas on which we would
appreciate some assistance and refinement relates to your request about
the use of vehicles where it would be of assistance to know what
information would be of most use to you.

However, when considering whether you are able to refine your request you
may find the information which is attached, which we are pleased to
provide you with in accordance with the duty to advise and assist under
S.16 of the Act, of use to you.

We would be grateful if you could let us know whether you are able to
refine your request as soon as possible. Should you not feel able to do so
we will regrettably have to refuse your request for information engaging
S.12 in due course.

I am also attaching our Standing Order, the code of conduct is contained
at section 7.4 of our Standing Orders which is attached.

NHS Nottinghamshire County PCT do not have a policy on gifts, hospitality
and sponsorship 2008-2009 register is attached.

Should you have any further enquiries or queries about this response
please do not hesitate to contact me. However, if you are unhappy with
the way in which your request has been handled, NHS Nottinghamshire
County has an internal complaints procedure through which you can raise
any concerns you might have. Further details of this procedure can be
obtained by contacting

PALS
Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust
Byron Court
Brookfield Road
Arnold
NG5 7ER

Telephone: 0800 028 3693 (ask for PALS Advisors)

E-mail: [2][email address]

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaints procedure, you
can apply to the Information Commissioner, who will consider whether NHS
Nottinghamshire County has complied with its obligations under the Act,
and can require NHS Nottinghamshire County to remedy any problems. You can
find out more about how to do this, and about the Act in general, on the
Information Commissioner*s website at:
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

Complaints to the Information Commissioner should be sent to: FOI/EIR
Complaints Resolution,

Information Commissioner*s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours Faithfully

Debbie Pallant

Information Governance Manager

NHS Nottinghamshire County

Ransom Hall, Ransom Wood Business Park

Southwell Road West

Rainworth, Notts NG21 0ER

Telephone 01623 781763 (INTERNAL 8763)

Email : [3][email address]

NOTE: Re-use of Public Sector Information

All information supplied by the Trust in answering a request for
information (RFI) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will be
subject to the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations 2005, Statutory Instrument 2005 No.1515 which came into force
on 1st July 2005.

Under the terms of the Regulations, the Trust will licence the re-use of
any or all information supplied if being used in a form and for a purpose
other than which it was originally supplied. This licence for re-use will
be in line with the requirements of the Regulations and the licencing
terms and fees as laid down by the Office of Public Sector Information
(OPSI). Most licences will be free; however the Trust reserves the right,
in certain circumstances, to charge a fee for the re-use of some
information which it deems to be of commercial value.

Further information can be found at [4]www.opsi.gov.uk where a sample
licence terms and fees can be found with guidance on copyright and
publishing notes and a Guide to Best Practice and regulated advice and
case studies, at [5]www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/psi-regulations/index.htm

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From: Gerry Hallright [[FOI #37169 email]]
Sent: 12 June 2010 18:55
To: Parker Lindsay - Information Governance Co-ordinator - NCtPCT
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Expenses and Hospitality

Dear Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

can you please send me a copy of your reply to an FOI request about
3 years worth of bonuses and expenses for staff/ceo and executive
directors, that was sent around the end of November 2009 to NHS
Trusts.

Do you have Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship Policy or similar
and a Code of Conduct and can you please email me a copy.
Can you send me a copy of your register for 2008/9 showing details
of Gifts, Hospitality and Sponsorship.

Yours faithfully,

Gerry Hallright

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Dear Debbie Pallant,

Thank you for your reply and the attached files.

1) I have looked at your SFI/SO document, but I didn't see any reference to:

COMMERCIAL SPONSORSHIP – ETHICAL
STANDARDS FOR THE NHS, Nov 2000

Do you have any other specific policy or procedure dealing with sponsorship and hospitality?

2) On the entries in your register, I have several questions:

i) There appear to be some entries under Description of Hospitality which are purely monetary, do these refer to cash transactions or to something else?

ii) The Director of Finance football match hospitality, can you give an estimated value of this?
What contracts have Deloitte LLP won from Jan 2007 onwards, what was the yearly payment to Deloitte LLP in 2007/8, 2008/9 and 2009/10?

iii) The football tickets offered by North51, can you give an estimated value of this? Was an offer by North51 of football tickets taken up by other employees during 2008/9?
What contracts have North51 won from Jan 2007 onwards, what was the yearly payment to North51 in 2007/8, 2008/9 and 2009/10?

Yours sincerely,

Gerry Hallright

Jacqueline Morley-Slaney - Information Governance Assistant/Case Note Store Supervisor @SFH-KMH,

Dear Mr Hallright

 Thank you for your request for information from NHS Nottinghamshire
County regarding further information on commercial sponsorship and
hospitality.

 

Your request was received on the 08 July 2010 and I am dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (2000).  You will
receive a response by 05 August 2010 (20 working days from receipt).   

 

If you have any queries in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact
me at the address below, quoting the reference number above. 

 

Yours Faithfully

 

Jacquie Morley-Slaney

Information Governance Assistant

NHS Nottinghamshire County

Ransom Hall, Ransom Wood Business Park

Southwell Road West

Rainworth, Notts NG21 0ER

 

Telephone  01623 673019

 

 Email : [email address]

 

 

NOTE:      Re-use of Public Sector Information

 

All information supplied by the Trust in answering a request for
information (RFI) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will be
subject to the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations 2005, Statutory Instrument 2005 No.1515 which came into force
on 1st July 2005.

 

Under the terms of the Regulations, the Trust will licence the re-use of
any or all information supplied if being used in a form and for a purpose
other than which it was originally supplied. This licence for re-use will
be in line with the requirements of the Regulations and the licencing
terms and fees as laid down by the Office of Public Sector Information
(OPSI). Most licences will be free; however the Trust reserves the right,
in certain circumstances, to charge a fee for the re-use of some
information which it deems to be of commercial value. 

 

Further information can be found at www.opsi.gov.uk where a sample licence
terms and fees can be found with guidance on copyright and publishing
notes and a Guide to Best Practice and regulated advice and case studies,
at www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/psi-regulations/i...

 

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Parker Lindsay - Information Governance Co-ordinator - NCtPCT, Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Mr Hallwright

Thank your for your request for information from NHS Nottinghamshire
County. Further to this request I have attached the following information:

1) I have looked at your SFI/SO document, but I didn't see any
reference to:

COMMERCIAL SPONSORSHIP - ETHICAL
STANDARDS FOR THE NHS, Nov 2000

Do you have any other specific policy or procedure dealing with
sponsorship and hospitality?

NO

2) On the entries in your register, I have several questions:

i) There appear to be some entries under Description of Hospitality
which are purely monetary, do these refer to cash transactions or
to something else?

These will relate to either cash or cheque donations.

ii) The Director of Finance football match hospitality, can you
give an estimated value of this?

Approximately £50

What contracts have Deloitte LLP won from Jan 2007 onwards, what
was the yearly payment to Deloitte LLP in 2007/8, 2008/9 and
2009/10?

We do not hold a list of contracts with Deloitte LLP awarded since January
2007. It would take a significant amount of time to identify the
individual pieces of work from the accounting records which have been
archived. We estimate that the cost of complying with your request would
exceed the appropriate limit of £450. The appropriate limit has been
specified in regulations and for health authorities is set at £450. This
represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3 1/2 working days in
determining whether the Department holds the information, and locating,
retrieving and extracting the information. Under Section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act the Department is not obliged to comply with
your request and we will not be processing this part of your request
further.

The yearly payments are as follows:

2007/8 nil

2008/9 £54,541

2009/10 £37,732

iii) The football tickets offered by North51, can you give an
estimated value of this?

As this related to use of an executive box it is difficult to determine
the value of the hospitality. We have estimated it at £60 based on two
adult matchday tickets for a forthcoming match at Nottingham Forest at the
current price.

Was an offer by North51 of football tickets taken up by other employees
during 2008/9?

We have no record of an offer by North51 of football tickets being taken
up by staff in 2008/9.

What contracts have North51 won from Jan 2007 onwards, what was the yearly
payment to North51 in 2007/8, 2008/9 and 2009/10?

We do not hold a list of contracts with North51 awarded since January
2007. It would take a significant amount of time to identify the
individual pieces of work from the accounting records which have been
archived. We estimate that the cost of complying with your request would
exceed the appropriate limit of £450. The appropriate limit has been
specified in regulations and for health authorities is set at £450. This
represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3 1/2 working days in
determining whether the Department holds the information, and locating,
retrieving and extracting the information. Under Section 12 of the
Freedom of Information Act the Department is not obliged to comply with
your request and we will not be processing this part of your request
further.

          The yearly payments are as follows:

2007/8 nil

2008/9 £61,236

2009/10 £31,957

I hope this information is useful to you.

If you have any queries, please contact me on the email address below.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request an overview of our
decision, you should write to:

PALS

Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT
Birch House
Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG21 OHJ

Telephone: 0800 028 3693 (ask for PALS Advisors)

E-mail: [1][email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the PCT.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Walter Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this information.

Yours sincerely

Lindsay Parker

Information Governance Co-ordinator

NHS Nottinghamshire County

Birch House

Ransom Wood Business Park

Southwell Road West

Mansfield

Nottinghamshire

NG21 0HJ

( 01623 673019 (Direct)

( 0300 300 1234 x 43019

Fax 01623 673110

* [email address]

Re-use of Public Sector Information

All information supplied by the Trust in answering a request for
information (RFI) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will be
subject to the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations 2005, Statutory Instrument 2005 No.1515 which came into force
on 1st July 2005.

Under the terms of the Regulations, the Trust will licence the re-use of
any or all information supplied if being used in a form and for a purpose
other than which it was originally supplied. This licence for re-use will
be in line with the requirements of the Regulations and the licencing
terms and fees as laid down by the Office of Public Sector Information
(OPSI). Most licences will be free; however the Trust reserves the right,
in certain circumstances, to charge a fee for the re-use of some
information which it deems to be of commercial value.

Further information can be found at [2]www.opsi.gov.uk
<[3]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/> where a sample licence terms and fees can be
found with guidance on copyright and publishing notes and a Guide to Best
Practice and regulated advice and case studies, at
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Gerry Hallright

Dear Lindsay Parker,

thank you for your reply.
I would be grateful if you can generally assist and advise me on further questions I have below.

1) i) I had another look at your SO/SFIs in relation to Hospitality.

These mention your document “The Standards of Business Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy for Nottinghamshire County Primary Care Trust staff”.
Can I please have a copy of this document.

ii) During 2008/9, on what dates did the Audit Committee review the hospitality and sponsorship registers?

2)ii) Did the estimate of £50 include an estimate for food and refreshments as you had mentioned corporate hospitality in your hospitality listing?

I am surprised that you are not able to identify contract details with Deloitte over 3 years – I was interested in contract details, not individual paper invoices or payments.
I believe it is a requirement to keep details of contracts for 6 years.

Can you therefore review if you have details in your paper or electronic files which give details of contracts awarded to Deloitte and which should usually contain details of what other bodies have quoted or tendered for a contract.

From your PCT committee minutes, it appears Deloitte gave Board Development Advice, can you confirm that this work was paid for by your Trust?

If you not able to obtain details through the above, can you please answer the following:

From your central computer accounting system, are you able to identify the first payment to Deloitte in 2008/9, if so, what was the invoice date or the payment date?
If so, does your system hold information who authorised this payment?
If so, does the person who authorised the payment have information about what contract this payment referred to?

Yours sincerely,

Gerry Hallright

Parker Lindsay - Information Governance Co-ordinator - NCtPCT, Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Hallright

Thank your for your request for additional information from NHS Nottinghamshire County. Further to this request please see the attached information.

I hope this information is useful to you.

If you have any queries, please contact me on the email address below. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request an overview of our decision, you should write to:

PALS
Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT
Birch House
Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG21 OHJ
Telephone: 0800 028 3693 (ask for PALS Advisors)

E-mail: [email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the PCT.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Walter Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

I would be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this information.

Yours sincerely

Lindsay Parker
Information Governance Co-ordinator
NHS Nottinghamshire County

Birch House
Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG21 0HJ
01623 673019 (Direct)
0300 300 1234 x 43019
Fax 01623 673110
FOI[email address]

Re-use of Public Sector Information
All information supplied by the Trust in answering a request for information (RFI) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will be subject to the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005, Statutory Instrument 2005 No.1515 which came into force on 1st July 2005.
Under the terms of the Regulations, the Trust will licence the re-use of any or all information supplied if being used in a form and for a purpose other than which it was originally supplied. This licence for re-use will be in line with the requirements of the Regulations and the licencing terms and fees as laid down by the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI). Most licences will be free; however the Trust reserves the right, in certain circumstances, to charge a fee for the re-use of some information which it deems to be of commercial value.
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Dear Parker Lindsay - Information Governance Co-ordinator - NCtPCT,

Thank you for your reply dated 6 September, your ref FOI 697. I do have some questions arising from your answers.

1) From the Trust FOI response, the following document in the The Trust Standing Orders below dated January 2010 does not exist.
Has the Trust or is the Trust intending to update its Standing Orders to amend this inaccuracy?

6.2 Specific Policy statements
Notwithstanding the application of SO No. 6.1 above, these Standing Orders and
Standing Financial Instructions must be read in conjunction with the following Policy
statements:

- The Standards of Business Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy for
Nottinghamshire County Primary Care Trust staff

7.4.1 PCT Policy and National Guidance
All PCT staff and members of the Board must comply with the PCT’s Standards of Business Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy and the national guidance
contained in HSG (93) 5 on ‘Standards of Business Conduct for NHS staff’ (see SO6.2), the Code of Conduct for NHS Managers 2002 and the ABPI Code of Professional Conduct relating to hospitality/gifts from pharmaceutical/external industry.

2) The Trust SFI under 11.1 Audit Committee states that:
"the Board shall formally establish an Audit Committee, with clearly defined terms of reference and following guidance from the NHS Audit Committee Handbook (2005) to perform the following tasks:
(v) Reviewing hospitality and sponsorship registers"

Did the Audit Committee review the gifts and hospitality register in 2009/10?
Please supply a copy of your 2009/10 Hospitality register.

3) From previous Trust FOI replies, payments to Deloitte were:

3rd August 2010
The yearly payments [to Deloitte] are as follows:
2007/8 nil 2008/9 £54,541 2009/10 £37,732
6 September 2010
There is no reference to tenders received from Deloitte in our tender register or contracts with them in our register of signed contracts.

For the first payment to Deloitte in 08-09 of £8,342.50 on the 17th November 2008, please supply all information held about this payment on your Excel sheet, including invoice number and requisition number.
Please estimate how many hours it would require to retrieve i) the requisition document ii) the invoice document relating to this payment?

Yours sincerely,

Gerry Hallright

Dear Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Can you please review my request dated the 20th November as I don't appear to have received a reply and this is several weeks overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Gerry Hallright

Gerry Hallright

20 November 2010
Dear Parker Lindsay - Information Governance Co-ordinator - NCtPCT,

Thank you for your reply dated 6 September, your ref FOI 697. I do
have some questions arising from your answers.

1) From the Trust FOI response, the following document in the The
Trust Standing Orders below dated January 2010 does not exist.
Has the Trust or is the Trust intending to update its Standing
Orders to amend this inaccuracy?

6.2 Specific Policy statements
Notwithstanding the application of SO No. 6.1 above, these Standing
Orders and
Standing Financial Instructions must be read in conjunction with
the following Policy
statements:

- The Standards of Business Conduct and Conflicts of Interest
Policy for
Nottinghamshire County Primary Care Trust staff

7.4.1 PCT Policy and National Guidance
All PCT staff and members of the Board must comply with the PCT’s
Standards of Business Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy and
the national guidance
contained in HSG (93) 5 on ‘Standards of Business Conduct for NHS
staff’ (see SO6.2), the Code of Conduct for NHS Managers 2002 and
the ABPI Code of Professional Conduct relating to hospitality/gifts
from pharmaceutical/external industry.

2) The Trust SFI under 11.1 Audit Committee states that:
"the Board shall formally establish an Audit Committee, with
clearly defined terms of reference and following guidance from the
NHS Audit Committee Handbook (2005) to perform the following tasks:
(v) Reviewing hospitality and sponsorship registers"

Did the Audit Committee review the gifts and hospitality register
in 2009/10?
Please supply a copy of your 2009/10 Hospitality register.

3) From previous Trust FOI replies, payments to Deloitte were:

3rd August 2010
The yearly payments [to Deloitte] are as follows:
2007/8 nil 2008/9 £54,541 2009/10 £37,732
6 September 2010
There is no reference to tenders received from Deloitte in our
tender register or contracts with them in our register of signed
contracts.

For the first payment to Deloitte in 08-09 of £8,342.50 on the 17th
November 2008, please supply all information held about this
payment on your Excel sheet, including invoice number and
requisition number.
Please estimate how many hours it would require to retrieve i) the
requisition document ii) the invoice document relating to this
payment?

Yours sincerely,

Gerry Hallright

FOI Requests - @NCtPCT, Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear

RE: Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your request for information about hospitality and SFO
documents. I apologise for the late response, this request has now been
logged with the number above and I am collating the information from our
finance offices.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Deborah Pallant

Information Governance Manager

NHS Nottinghamshire County PCT

Birch House

Ransom Wood Business Park

Southwell Road West

Rainworth

Notts NG21 0ER

Telephone : 01623 673017 internal 43017

[mobile number]

Email: [1][email address]

Fax: 01623 673110

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FOI Requests - @NCtPCT, Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Hallright

RE Further request for information regarding Expenses and Hospitality
(reference above)

Further to your request for information from NHS Nottinghamshire County I
can confirm the following information.

1) From the Trust FOI response, the following document in the The
Trust Standing Orders below dated January 2010 does not exist.
Has the Trust or is the Trust intending to update its Standing
Orders to amend this inaccuracy?

The PCT will consider making this amendment when it next revises its
Standing Orders.

2) Did the Audit Committee review the gifts and hospitality register
in 2009/10?
Please supply a copy of your 2009/10 Hospitality register.

We have already answered these questions in the last response. The answer
to the first question is no and I have attached a copy of the register.

3) For the first payment to Deloitte in 08-09 of £8,342.50 on the 17th
November 2008, please supply all information held about this
payment on your Excel sheet, including invoice number and
requisition number.

Please see attached information.

Should you have any further enquiries or queries about this response
please do not hesitate to contact me. However, if you are unhappy with
the way in which your request has been handled, NHS Nottinghamshire
County has an internal complaints procedure through which you can raise
any concerns you might have. Further details of this procedure can be
obtained by contacting

PALS
Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust
Byron Court
Brookfield Road
Arnold
NG5 7ER

Telephone: 0800 028 3693 (ask for PALS Advisors)

E-mail: [1][email address]

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaints procedure, you
can apply to the Information Commissioner, who will consider whether NHS
Nottinghamshire County has complied with its obligations under the Act,
and can require NHS Nottinghamshire County to remedy any problems. You can
find out more about how to do this, and about the Act in general, on the
Information Commissioner*s website at:
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

Complaints to the Information Commissioner should be sent to: FOI/EIR
Complaints Resolution,

Information Commissioner*s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours Faithfully

Debbie Pallant

Information Governance Manager

NHS Nottinghamshire County

Birch House, Ransom Wood Business Park

Southwell Road West

Rainworth, Notts NG21 0HJ

Telephone 01623 673017

Email : [2][email address]

NOTE: Re-use of Public Sector Information

All information supplied by the Trust in answering a request for
information (RFI) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will be
subject to the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations 2005, Statutory Instrument 2005 No.1515 which came into force
on 1st July 2005.

Under the terms of the Regulations, the Trust will licence the re-use of
any or all information supplied if being used in a form and for a purpose
other than which it was originally supplied. This licence for re-use will
be in line with the requirements of the Regulations and the licencing
terms and fees as laid down by the Office of Public Sector Information
(OPSI). Most licences will be free; however the Trust reserves the right,
in certain circumstances, to charge a fee for the re-use of some
information which it deems to be of commercial value.

Further information can be found at [3]www.opsi.gov.uk where a sample
licence terms and fees can be found with guidance on copyright and
publishing notes and a Guide to Best Practice and regulated advice and
case studies, at [4]www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/psi-regulations/index.htm

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