Request for a list of all care homes in England

Matthew Walker made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Care Quality Commission

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 Care Quality Commission,

Until October 2011 I was able to produce a list of all care homes in England by searching for homes starting with A,B etc. on your website.

Since changes that you made to your website at the end of October 2011 this has not been possible.

We have made enquiries through your website asking for this information but no reply has been received.

Please could you provide a regularly updated directory of all of the care homes in England including their reference number beginning 1- in the form of a spreadsheet, text file or a list on a web page.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Walker
CareHomeMap

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

27 January 2012

 

Our Ref: Information Request CQC IAT 2012 0105

 

Dear Mr Walker,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your e-mail dated 27 January 2012 containing an
information access request in accordance with the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

We will respond to your request as soon as possible, but in any event,
within 20 working days following the date of receipt of your request as
outlined by the Act. You can therefore expect a response by close of
business 24 February 2012 respectively. We will write to you before the
deadline for response if we are unable to meet it.

 

Please note that the information you have requested may be subject to an
exemption. Should this occur, you will be notified accordingly when we
write to you next.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards,

 

Paul Douglas
Information Access Officer
Legal Services & Information Rights
Care Quality Commission 
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE1 4PA
 
Tel: 0191 233 3590
Fax: 01484 772 181
E-mail: [1][CQC request email]
 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

1 Atodiad

9 February 2012

 

Our Ref: Information Request CQC IAT 2012 0105

 

Dear Mr Walker,

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated 27 January 2012 containing an information
access request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

You requested:

 

“Until October 2011 I was able to produce a list of all care homes in
England by searching for homes starting with A,B etc. on your website.
     
Since changes that you made to your website at the end of October 2011
this has not been possible.

 

We have made enquiries through your website asking for this information
but no reply has been received.
    
Please could you provide a regularly updated directory of all of the care
homes in England including their reference number beginning 1- in the
form of a spreadsheet, text file or a list on a web page.”

 

The Information Access Team has now processed your request and I can
confirm that the Commission does hold information in relation to this
matter.

 

A spreadsheet is attached for your information which lists all current
registered care home locations in England.

 

I have consulted with my colleagues from our Intelligence directorate who
have advised that CQC data base is updated each month, but we do not have
the capacity to manage regular mail outs.

 

If you do require regular updates you can make a request each month
directly to our Data Requests team through
[1][email address]

 

I have also consulted with my colleagues within our Digital Communications
team, who manage the CQC website, who have confirmed that there are plans
to introduce a facility on our website which will allow individuals to
directly download information of this nature. They expect this function to
be available at the end of February.

 

I hope that you have found this response helpful. If you are not satisfied
with the information that you have been provided with, then you may
request an internal review of the Commission’s handling of your
information request.

 

Please clearly indicate that you wish for an internal review and state the
reason for requesting the review. To request a review please contact:

 

Legal Services & Information Rights

Care Quality Commission

Citygate

Gallowgate

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4PA

 

[2][CQC request email]

 

Please be aware that this review process will focus upon our handling of
your information request and should not be used to raise further concerns
about the provision of care or the internal processes of other CQC
functions.

 

If you are unhappy with other aspects of the Commission's actions, or of
the actions of registered providers, please see our website for
information on how to raise a concern or complaint:

 

[3]http://www.cqc.org.uk/contact-us

 

Further rights of appeal exist to the Information Commissioner’s Office
([4]www.ico.gov.uk) once the internal appeals process has been exhausted.

 

The contact details are:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 01625 545 745

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Paul Douglas
Information Access Officer
Legal Services & Information Rights
Care Quality Commission 
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE1 4PA

Tel: 0191 233 3590
Fax: 01484 772 992
E-mail: [5][CQC request email]
 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Mr Douglas,

Thank you very much for your comprehensive reply. I am satisified with this outcome and it should give me all of the data that I need.

I have asked the whatdotheyknow website team to unobscure the email address of the data requests team in your reply so that I can contact them if necessary.

Best regards,

Matthew Walker

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