Telephone: 0151 228 4811
9th February 2018
Mr. John Simcock email@example.com
Dear Mr. Simcock,
Further to your request for information received on 23/01/2018 and allocated reference
number FoI-2018-3878 please find below our response to your question(s). Questions and Responses
1. Are your doctors still currently using dictation recorders with analogue tapes/cassettes?
Small numbers of staff do still use the above method.
2. Do you currently use any digital dictation systems and if so which one(s)?
Yes, we currently use Medisec but are in the processing of deploying a voice recognition
software; Fluency Direct, to users on a department by department basis.
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 by all clinical departments.
Between £65K and £70K per annum.
01/01/2013 – Rolling contract.
3. Do you have any current plans to implement a digital dictation system(s)?
We already have a digital dictation system - Medisec.
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
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