Dear Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,
I am looking to find out what your agency spend was for nurses across Cardiff & Vale University Healthboard for the financial year of 2018/2019.
Dear Ms Eccleshare,
I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic facing the NHS, we will endeavour to respond to your request at
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current climate, resources may be diverted away from usual compliance and
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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
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information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB. A
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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
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