Request for information regarding company

Gavin Starky made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Can you tell me if a company by the name of "The Campaign Company" registration number 04275708 has undertaken any work for your organisation since 23/08/2001?

If so, what was the nature of the work undertaken, was the work satisfactory or met its targets and what was the total cost for the undertaking of this work?

If said company has undertaken more than one piece of work with your organisation can you give information for each case individually?

Yours faithfully,

Gavin Starky

Newman, Emma (Dudley PCT), The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Starky

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Ref: 1004

Company Details

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. We started work on this request on
18/09/2008. As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later
than 20 working days from this date.

There maybe a fee payable for this information. This will be considered
and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must
be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 day time
limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment. If there is
a fee payable we will write to you again to let you know the process in
this event.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess
whether any of the exemption categories apply to your request (as per PART
11 of the Act) and if they do, or if there is a delay due to the
application of an exemption we will write to you again.

If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not
hesitate to contact me on 01384 366886 or email:
[email address] alternatively you can contact Paul Couldrey,
Acting Head of Integrated Governance, on 01384 366078 or email:
[email address].

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700

www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Emma Newman
Information Governance Assistant

Newman, Emma (Dudley PCT), The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Starky

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Ref: 1004

Company Details

Thank you for your email received 18 September 2008. You asked for
information regarding the below company working for the Trust.

Your query was:-

Can you tell me if a company by the name of "The Campaign Company" has
undertaken any work for your organisation since 23/08/2001?

We have looked into this matter for you and can confirm that the Trust has
had no dealings with the aforementioned company.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the Acting Head of Integrated Governance at Dudley PCT, St John's House,
Union Street, Dudley DY2 8PP or telephone 01384 366078 or email
[email address].

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Emma Newman
Information Governance Assistant

Dear Newman, Emma (Dudley PCT),

Thanks for your prompt reply regarding this matter and your confirmation that The Campaign Company has not undertaken any work for your information.

I thought that it might be useful to refer you to this claim on their company website where it states:

"Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust
We assisted this acute Trust in the recruitment of over 6000 members, a proportion of which was carefully targeted to ensure the recruitment of members from a range of hard to reach groups."

http://thecampaigncompany.centraldesktop...

As you state that the company has never undertaken any work for you then you may wish to contact them regarding this claim on their website as it would appear to be factually incorrect.

Yours sincerely,

Gavin Starky