Pharmacy Management and Staffing

Will Minto made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 82 authorities

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Dear Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information under the guidance of the Freedom of Information Act:

1. Copy of pharmacy management structure
2. Total WTE of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
3. Chief Pharmacist/Director of Pharmacy name
4. Copy of Job Description for Chief Pharmacist / Director of Pharmacy

Yours faithfully,

Will Minto

FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Minto,

Freedom of Information Act Request Acknowledgment

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information Office at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We confirm that we have received your correspondence.

Your request below is being considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days following the date on which the request was received, as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being covered by an exemption or containing reference to a third party.

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If you have any further queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best regards,

Alan Larn.

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) | communications department
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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FOI, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Minto,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 28 July 2018 2018, which has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Your request and our responses are as follows:

Request 1. Copy of pharmacy management structure
Response: Please see attached file [ESR Pharmacy department top level structure FOI 02.08.18.vsd]

Request 2. Total WTE of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
Response: Pharmacists 36.69 Pharmacy technicians 44.8

Request 3. Chief Pharmacist/Director of Pharmacy name
Response: This position is below board level. Please be advised that we do not release personal information of our employees below Board Level.  Requests involving personal information regarding third parties are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act under Section 40(2) of that Act if the disclosure of the information would breach any of the Data Protection principles. 

If you want to contact that person, please write to [Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email] and mark the message for the attention of the Group Chief Pharmacist or the Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Basildon.

Request 4. Copy of Job Description for Chief Pharmacist / Director of Pharmacy
Response: Please see attached file Job Description for Joint Chief Pharmacist Nov 2016. Please note that this trust is still in the process of setting up an intergrated pharmacy function with two other local trusts. Consequently job descriptions for the new positions are not yet available.

I hope that the response that the Trust has provided is satisfactory.  However, if you are dissatisfied with the way in which your Freedom of Information request has been dealt with you can request an internal review. Please email [Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email] within 40 working days with clarification of what you would like to be reviewed. We will aim to provide a review response within 20 working days.

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Kind regards,

Alan Larn | communications officer (Freedom of Information) | communications department
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Nethermayne | Essex | SS16 5NL
01268 524900 ext 2992
[Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

safe  caring  excellent  …together

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