Management Consultancy Services via Veritas

lyndsay eccleston made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

In a 2018 board meeting, it emerged the Belfast Trust had commissioned the work of management consultants; Veritas. This was due to be completed later in 2018.

1. How much did that cost?
2. Please provide a copy of that Report.

Yours faithfully,

Lyndsay Eccleston

Dear Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

I have yet to receive an acknowledgment. Please confirm.

Yours faithfully,

lyndsay eccleston

PublicLiaison-SM, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Thank you for your email to Belfast Trust Public Liaison Service. Due to
the significant impact of the Coronavirus situation, Trust staff are
working to prioritise their duties as front line health and social care
workers and regrettably there may be a delay in responding to your email
at this time. Please note however, that any urgent queries will be
forwarded to the relevant service for their attention. Thank you for your
understanding and patience at this difficult time.

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lyndsay eccleston

Dear Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)'s handling of my FOI request 'Management Consultancy Services via Veritas'.

Thank you for your response to this FOI which can be found here - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

However, this response is not satisfactory, and I would like to request an internal review.

Questions: In a 2018 board meeting, it emerged the Belfast Trust had commissioned the work of management consultants: Veritas. This was due to be completed later in 2018.

1. How much did that cost?

RESPONSE: Belfast Trust paid £59,495 (exclusive of VAT) to Verita Consulting in relation to a Maintaining High Professional Standards investigation regarding Dr Michael Watt.

Complaint: Veritas are a Crisis Management Firm. "Maintaining High Professional Standards" is an HR process. Please can you clarify why an external crisis management firm, costing £60,000 of public money, would be reviewing the personal data of Dr Watt, which should be conducted by your HR department?

Can you further advise who made the decision to commission the services and why was your HR services not appropriate?

What date did you commission the services and what date was the report completed?

2. Please provide a copy of that Report.

RESPONSE: In accordance with FOI Act, we cannot fulfil your request under Section 40(2) – Personal Information Relating to a Third Party. This is deemed to be personal information about another individual. Disclosure would breach one or more of the principles of the Data Protection Act. The report contains personal information relating to the doctor, whose identity is known.

Complaint: I did not ask for any personal information. Please provide a copy of the report redacting personal information.

Yours faithfully,

Lyndsay Eccleston

lyndsay eccleston

Dear Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Please can we have a response to this request?

Yours faithfully,

Lyndsay Eccleston

Hanna, Arlene, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Lyndsay

We are currently reviewing our response to your FOI request and hope to have this completed by next week and will get back to you with the outcome.

Many thanks
Arlene

Arlene Hanna
Communications & FOI Manager
Public Liaison Service, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Tel: 028 9504 6802

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Hanna, Arlene, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Sorry for the delay in providing a response to your request for information. Thank you for your patience. I hope to have a response to you within the next few days.

Best wishes
Arlene

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lyndsay eccleston

Dear Arlene Hanna,

Please can you clearly outline the reason for delay? Repeatedly, FOI's submitted by this group, are delayed or not appropriately answered. Is there a reason for this?

Yours sincerely,

Lyndsay Eccleston

Hanna, Arlene, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Lyndsay

Thank you for your email.

Due to the significant impact of the Coronavirus situation, Trust staff are working to prioritise their duties as front line health and social care workers and regrettably there are delays. However, I have contacted the service today and hope to have a response to you soon.

Thank you for your understanding and patience at this difficult time.

Many thanks
Arlene

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Hanna, Arlene, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Lyndsay

Please see attached response.

Kind regards
Arlene

Arlene Hanna
Communications & FOI Manager
Public Liaison Service, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Tel: 028 9504 6802

Belfasttrust.hscni.net |     Facebook.com/BelfastTrust |     Twitter.com/BelfastTrust |     Instagram.com/BelfastTrust |     YouTube.com/BelfastTrust

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