Dear Barts Health NHS 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

Dear John,

Your Request for Information [FOI-002-18]

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Barts Health NHS Trust,
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Yours sincerely,

Samir Kamil
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London E1 8PR

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Dear John,

 

Your Request for Information [FOI-002-18]

 

Thank you for your request for information and the available information
is attached below.

 

 

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

 

Our response: A very small minority.

 

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

 

Our response: Yes – Winscribe. Also G2 for speech recognition and
outsourced transcription.

 

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?

 

Our response: Almost all departments use one of digital dictation, speech
recognition or outsourced transcription. The expenditures for 2018/19 is
£225K on speech recognition and digital dictation, excluding charges for
outsourced transcription. Annual renewal off framework.

 

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

 

Our response: No.

 

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

 

Our response: Not applicable.

 

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

 

Our response: Trust don’t have strategy/approach for procuring the systems
as its off the framework.

 

I hope that the information that we have been able to provide will be of
value to you but please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
([1][Barts Health NHS Trust request email]) .  We would be grateful if you would take a
minute to fill out our FOI Feedback Questionnaire at
[2]www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/foi-feedback.    If you require any further
information about the services provided by Barts Health NHS Trust please
contact the press office on 020 7480 4893 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) or
out of hours call Switchboard on 020 7377 7000 and ask to contact the duty
press officer.

 

If you are dissatisfied on how your request has been handled, you can
complain in writing to: The Information Governance Manager, Barts Health
NHS Trust,

Email: [3][Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

 

Postal address:

The Information Governance Manager,

c/o Archives & Records Centre,

Barts Health NHS Trust,

Lower Ground Floor,

9 Prescot St,

Aldgate,

E1 8PR

 

If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with
how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information
Commissioner (Tel: 01625 545 745). Details are shown at
[4]www.ico.org.uk  

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Samir Kamil

Freedom of Information (FOI) Coordinator

Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London E1 8PR

Website: [5]www.bartshealth.nhs.uk

 

 

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