Oct Nov Corr DHSC

JJ Evans made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG

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 llwyddiannus.

Dear NHS Business Services Authority,

Under FOI, I am requesting the following information:

Copies of all correspondence between EIBSS Staff and DHSC's Infected Blood Policy unit during the period October 1st 2018 - November 31st 2018.

Yours faithfully,

JJ Evans

Dear NHS Business Services Authority,

This is a polite reminder that the response deadline for this FOI request is today.

Yours faithfully,

JJ Evans


4 Atodiad

Dear JJ Evans


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


Please find most of the information attached. NHSBSA and Department of
Health and Social Care (DHSC) communicate on a regular basis regarding the
England Infected Bloods Support Scheme, the purpose of those
communications are for NHSBSA to provide information to DHSC, so DHSC can
make informed decisions.


Please be aware that I have decided not to release details of all
staff/beneficiaries 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 staff/beneficiaries

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


As well as names, e-mail addresses, job titles and phone numbers, any
reference by staff to their personal lives or references to
beneficiaries/their payments have also been redacted.


Annex A at the end of this letter sets out the exemption in full.


Redactions made in the attached are all under the above exemption, unless
otherwise annotated. Annotated redactions are as follows, which do not
apply to withheld data:


 1. Redacted as the information is out of scope, namely correspondence
exchanged between departments other than EIBSS staff and DHSC.
 2. As a time saving method, e-mails within a trail which appear in other
documents have been completely redacted and annotated as such.
Redacting staff names is a time consuming exercise and therefore any
repeat e-mails were simply redacted in their entirety, to save time
redacting names.


It has taken approx. 8 hours to redact and review the requested


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




Your personal details will be removed from the published response.




Chris Dunn

Information Governance Specialist

Security and Information Governance

Tel: 0191 203 5352

Internal tel: 500 5352


We are constantly looking at ways to
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