April - July 2017 spend data in csv

Spend Network made this Freedom of Information request to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://www.cddft.nhs.uk/our-services/fi.... However, I notice that your spend data is in pdf format, which is not machine readable and so cannot be used for data analysis.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for all transactions over £25,000 from April 2017 to July 2017. Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data, which specifies that the data must be published in a machine readable format:https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio.... This letter makes it clear that this guidance applies to the NHS: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy.... Please note that it is permissible to request data in a specified format under the terms of the FOI Act: https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/court-....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Helen McNally

cddftFOI (COUNTY DURHAM AND DARLINGTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Our reference: 10.17.09

 

 

Dear Ms McNally,

 

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I acknowledge your request for information received on 3^rd October 2017.

 

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For and on behalf of Joanna Tyrrell, FOI Officer

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cddftFOI (COUNTY DURHAM AND DARLINGTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms McNally

Please find attached the response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I have also attached a copy of our client satisfaction survey and would be most grateful if you could please take two minutes of your time to complete it and email it back to me.

Kind regards

Joanna Tyrrell
Freedom of Information Officer

Executive Corridor
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Hollyhurst Road
Darlington
DL3 6HX
Tel: 01325 743700
[email address]
www.cddft.nhs.uk

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Dear Ms Tyrrell,

Thank you for providing this information. However, the data you provided was in PDF instead of the csv format requested. PDF is not machine readable and cannot be using in analysis.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data, which specifies that the data must be published in a machine readable format:https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio.... This letter makes it clear that this guidance applies to the NHS: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy....

Please can you provide me with the data in the requested format?

Yours sincerely,

Helen McNally

cddftFOI (COUNTY DURHAM AND DARLINGTON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms McNally

Please find attached the response information in the required format. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused in not providing the data in a non-readable format.

Kind regards

Joanna Tyrrell

Freedom of Information Officer
Executive Corridor
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Hollyhurst Road
Darlington
DL3 6HX
Tel: 01325 743700
[email address]
www.cddft.nhs.uk

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Dear Ms Tyrrel,

Thank you very much for providing this data in this format.

Yours sincerely,

Helen McNally