Guidelines NHSABSA EIBSS uses from Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

S Carroll made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG

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Dear NHS Business Services Authority,

Under FOI please can you provide with the following information regarding the Infected Blood Support Scheme managed by NHSBSA.

I would like the guidelines NHSABSA EIBSS uses from Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to make decisions about payments including discretionary top up payments

Yours faithfully,

Mr SAC

Dear NHS Business Services Authority,

My request made previously has not been addressed or promptly dealt with as is required by law. I am now requesting an internal review before forwarding on my request to the Information Commissioner & the chair of the infected blood inquiry. I will also be passing the email theards I have with EIBSS to demonstrate how they are unable to provide the service for which they were originally set up for.

Yours faithfully,

S Carroll

FOIREQUESTS, Nhsbsa (NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY), Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG

3 Atodiad

Dear S Carroll

 

I have raised this as an Internal Review (Ref 8527)

 

However, please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information
request (Ref 8436) which was issued on 1 May 2019.

 

Regards

 

Lisa Barrett

Information Governance Administrator

Security & Information Governance

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Dear FOIREQUESTS, Nhsbsa (NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY),

The response you have provided is not the the internal guidance as requested. You have provided a link to the NHSBSA website which can be accessed by anyone hence not needing a freedom of information request.

I believe there is a reluctance to provide the correct information as it may show both your organisation & DHSC in an unfavourable light.

I am now requesting all internal documents relating to the relationship between NHSBSA & DHSC relating to EIBSS. How the EIBSS is funded by DHSC, how much is the budget for 2019/20? What portion of the budget is allocated for the infected/affected? How this is disrupted between HIV infected? Co-Infected, Hep C Stage 1? Hep C stage 2? & the running costs of EIBSS?

Yours sincerely,

S Carroll

GOODAY, Chris (NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY), Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG

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Dear S Carroll,

 

Please find attached the result of my review.

 

Regards

 

Chris Gooday LLM

Information Governance Manager

Security and Information Governance

Tel: 0191 2035351

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FOIREQUESTS, Nhsbsa (NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY), Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG

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Dear S Carroll

 

Please find attached a final letter regarding your recent Freedom of
Information request.

 

We would also value your feedback regarding the way in which your request
was handled. You can provide us with direct feedback on our website at the
following web link:

 

[1]Information Governance Survey

 

Any feedback you provide will be strictly anonymous and much appreciated.

 

Summary of Response

 

Relationship between NHSBSA and DHSC

 

A copy of the information is attached i.e. the Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) between the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and Department
of Health and

Social Care (DHSC).

 

Signatures

 

Please be aware that I have decided not to release the signatures of the
signatories as this information falls under the exemption in section 40
subsections 2 and 3 (a) of the Freedom of Information Act. 

 

This is because it would breach the first data protection principle as:

a)  It is not fair to disclose these people’s personal details to the
world and is likely to cause damage or distress to the signatories.
Signatures can also be used by identity thieves.

b) These details are not of sufficient interest to the public to warrant
an intrusion into the privacy of those people.

 

Annex A in the attached letter sets out the exemption in full.

How is England Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS) Funded and
Information about Budget

 

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and
electronic records, I have established that some of the information you’ve
requested is not held by the NHSBSA.

 

NHSBSA administers the EIBSS on behalf of DHSC.  How the scheme is funded
is defined in the funding section of the attached MoU document.  However
2019/20 funding is still under discussion following the recent government
announcement (30 April 2019) to enhance payments made through EIBSS.  If
further information regarding the 2019/20 funding is required, this
information will need to be sought from DHSC directly.

 

The full budgeted amount is allocated to the infected/affected.  The
administrative support that NHSBSA EIBSS provides is separately funded. 
EIBSS is a Directed Service, which NHSBSA administer on behalf of the
Secretary of State for Health, NHSBSA administer several Directed
Services, and these Services are funded through a central allocation of
funding from DHSC.

 

For information on how EIBSS is funded please write to DHSC at:

 

Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit

Department of Health and Social Care

Richmond House

79 Whitehall

London

SW1A 2NS

Contact form [2]https://contactus.dh.gov.uk/?openform

Telephone 020 7210 4850

Fax 020 7210 5952

Textphone 020 7210 5025

 

Please note that this information will be published on our Freedom of
Information disclosure log at:

 

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Your personal details will be removed from the published response.

 

Regards

 

Chris Dunn

Information Governance Specialist

Security and Information Governance
 

Tel: 0191 203 5352

Internal tel: 500 5352

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