Trust losses and special payments: FOIA

Lucas87 made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 232 authorities

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Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a FOIA request. The Trust is required to provide information on losses and special payments in its annual report. I am writing to request additional, more detailed information regarding these losses and payments. I am making this request because I believe there is a clear and compelling public interest in understanding more about the types of losses and special payments the Trust makes.

1. Losses and special payments

Please provide a copy of your losses and special payments register or database for the year 2016-17. I would expect this information to include, but not necessarily be limited to:

a) Category of loss or special payment (e.g. bad debt, fruitless payment, compensation payment made under legal obligation) as defined in relevant losses and special payments policy or procedure documents.
b) A summary of the loss
c) Amount paid out in £ Sterling (or other currency)
d) Debtor name (where that debtor is a company or disclosure of a person’s name is permitted by the data protection provisions of s.40)

2. Bad debts

a) Please state how much bad debt was written off in the year 2016-17.
b) If, and only if, you hold the information in an easily retrievable format, i.e. not in individual case files, please state how much of this bad debt was non-NHS and/or private patient debt write offs and/or overseas visitors related.

This request is only concerned with information which is easily exportable and does not require the Trust to review individual case files, which might trigger the cost threshold (s.12). I am interested in any and all relevant information which is easily exportable and that provides greater clarity on how losses were accrued and special payments were made, but which is not published in your annual report. The information I am requesting should not, therefore, be caught by s.21 or s.22.

If you consider that some information is exempt from disclosure please cite the section of the FOIA you are using to redact information. Please also ensure any redactions you make are sufficiently granular and do not withhold information on a 'blanket' basis. When applying exemptions which contain a public interest test, please also explain, in line with the guiding principles of the Information Tribunal, how the public interest would be, or would be likely to be, materially prejudiced by disclosure.

I would be grateful if you could be mindful of your statutory duty to provide advice and assist to requesters (s.16) when responding to this request. I would prefer to receive all information electronically and in machine-readable formats (such as .xls) where applicable. I would also be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.

Thank you for the time you will invest in providing a response.

Gratefully,

Lucas Amin

Freedomofinformation (EPSOM AND ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Mr Amin,

Thank you for your request for information. Your request is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act. We aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days from date of this email. If this is not possible we will write and explain the reason for the delay.

If you have any queries about this, please contact the Freedom of Information office. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. You may also wish to visit our website www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/about-us/freed... or the Office of the Information Commissioner website www.ico.gov.uk for further information.

Yours sincerely

Teresa O’Brien| Deputy Head of Corporate Governance
Corporate Affairs | Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
T: 020 8296 4992 | E: [email address] | W: www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/

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Freedomofinformation (EPSOM AND ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Mr Amin,

 

Further to your recent Freedom of Information request, please find
attached our letter of response.

 

Yours sincerely, 

Teresa O’Brien| Deputy Head of Corporate Governance

Corporate Affairs | Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

T: 020 8296 4992 | E: [1][email address] |
W: [2]www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/

 

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