Dear Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,

I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act for the following information and I would be grateful if you could provide me with brief answers to the following questions:

1. Are your doctors still currently using dictation recorders with analogue tapes/cassettes?

2. Do you currently use any digital dictation systems and if so which one(s)?

2a. If yes, which departments use them, how much has been spent on them and what are the start and end dates of any contracts?

3. Do you have any current plans to implement a digital dictation system(s)?

3a. If yes, what are the planned timescales, has a budget been allocated and which procurement route will you use?
3b. Do you have a corporate or departmental strategy/approach for procuring these systems?

Yours faithfully,

John Simcock

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Simcock

 

Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation
Trust which was received on 22^nd January 2018.  Your request has been
given the Reference Number 3295. 

 

We will now proceed to process the request.  The deadline date for issuing
you with a full response is 19^th February 2018.   We will endeavour to
respond to you in advance of this date and we will contact you if we
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Tim Rycroft

Head Information Governance ANHST/BTHFT

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust | Skipton Road | Steeton | Keighley | BD20
6TD | Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

FOI:  01535 292738

[1]http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter
[2]@AiredaleNHSFT

 

 

Sent on behalf of Tim Rycroft by Deborah Cocker, Information Governance
Asst. (my usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs)

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Simcock

 

Further to your application to access information under the Freedom of
Information Act (Our Ref. 3295) please find our response below.  

 

1.            Are your doctors still currently using dictation recorders
with analogue tapes/cassettes? - No

 

2.            Do you currently use any digital dictation systems and if so
which one(s)?  - Big Hand

 

2a.          If yes, which departments use them, how much has been spent
on them and what are the start and end dates of any contracts?  Used in
all specialties, contract just renewed for 12 months.

 

3.            Do you have any current plans to implement a digital
dictation system(s)?  - already in place

 

3a.          If yes, what are the planned timescales, has a budget been
allocated and which procurement route will you use? N/A

 

3b.          Do you have a corporate or departmental strategy/approach for
procuring these systems? N/A

 

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We would be very grateful if you could take a few moments to complete and
submit this.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Tim Rycroft

Head of Information Technology Services & Information Governance

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust | Skipton Road | Steeton | Keighley | BD20
6TD | Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

FOI:  01535 292738

[2]http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter
[3]@AiredaleNHSFT

 

 

Sent on behalf of Tim Rycroft by Deborah Cocker, Information Governance
Asst. (my usual working pattern is Mon-Thurs)

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Deborah Cocker,

2 Atodiad

 

We recently responded to your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for some information from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. 

 

It would help us at the Trust to receive your feedback about the service
you received and to know if there is anything we can do to improve it.   

 

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Thank you very much for your help.

 

With kind regards

Tim Rycroft

Head Information Governance ANHST/BTHFT

 

Sent on behalf of Tim Rycroft by Deborah Cocker, Information Governance
Asst.  (My usual work pattern is Mon – Thurs)

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Cocker

IG Asst, IT Business Centre, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, KEIGHLEY BD20
6TD

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