Use Of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) During Employee Termination 2015-2018

Mr David Smith made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please could you confirm the number of non-disclosure agreements (NDA's) made and agreed between Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and employees or former employees during termination proceedings for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (year to date).

In the interests of clarity, please could you only include non-disclosure agreements in relation to departing or departed staff - i.e. NDA's used as a result of or in the course of ending the employment relationship.

Yours faithfully,

Mr David Smith

PennineFOI atSalford,

Dear Mr David Smith

RE: Freedom of Information Acknowledgement of receipt Ref code FOI8925/PAT/KA

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request made in relation to information held by Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust. Requests for information from one of the Care Organisations making up Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust (Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, The Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital) are now processed from the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust base of the Northern Care Alliance.

This email is an acknowledgement of your request, should the Trust find it is unable to respond to your request you will be notified following discussion with the service.
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Freedom of Information Office
Northern Care Alliance
Salford/Oldham/Bury/Rochdale/North Manchester
Salford Team Tel: 0161 206 1130 (Monday to Friday)
Pennine Team Tel: 0161 206 6610 (working days Mon/Tue and Thu)

(NB all PAT related responses should be addressed to the PAT dedicated FOI email address)
[email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

PennineFOI atSalford,

Dear Mr David Smith

 

The Trust has now completed collation of data to support a response to
your recent Freedom of Information request.

 

Details requested have now been posted on the Trust website and can be
viewed using this link. Please click on the Pennine Tab to view

 

[1]http://www.srft.nhs.uk/about-us/freedom-...

 

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Freedom of Information Office

Northern Care Alliance

Salford/Oldham/Bury/Rochdale/North Manchester

Salford Team Tel: 0161 206 1130 (Monday to Friday)

Pennine Team Tel: 0161 206 6610 (working days Mon/Tue and Thu)

 

 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear PennineFOI atSalford,

Many thanks for your reply and for providing the requested information for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Do you also have the 2018 (year to date) figures as per the original request?

Yours sincerely,

Mr David Smith

PennineFOI atSalford,

Thank you for your email.

 

Please note that this mailbox is not monitored on Wednesdays and Fridays.
All Freedom of Information Requests will be processed as usual. However,
if your query is urgent, please contact the switchboard on 0161 624 0420,
who will redirect you to the appropriate service.

 

Kind regards,

 

The Freedom of Information Team

PennineFOI atSalford,

Dear Mr David Smith,

Pennine Acute NHS Trust confirms that there have been no NDA's used as a result of or in the course of ending the employment relationship from January 2018 to date.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Office
Northern Care Alliance
Salford/North Manchester/Oldham/Rochdale/Fairfield
Salford Team Tel: 0161 206 1130
Pennine Team Tel: 0161 206 6610 (working days Mon/Tue and Thu)
(notice of annual leave:)

(NB all PAT related responses should be addressed to the PAT dedicated FOI email address)
[email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear PennineFOI atSalford,

Many thanks for confirming, for the information and for helping with this request.

Yours sincerely,

Mr David Smith