Bounty

Sara Spary made this Freedom of Information request to Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 47 authorities

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The request was successful.

Dear Sirs,

I am writing to you to ask for information regarding Bounty representatives being given access to hospital wards.

In the 12 months to date (23.08.18) please confirm the following:

1) Whether the Trust currently is, or has been in the past 12 months, engaged in a contract or written agreement with Bounty UK Limited. If the Trust is currently engaged in a contract please attach a copy of it, making necessary redactions in order to comply with the Act. Please provide the date that the contract began and/ or ended. Please provide an overview of the terms of payment. (i.e. per mother visited / per photo pack purchased).

2) Please confirm how much money has been paid to the Trust by Bounty UK Limited in the past 12 months and how many new mothers are recorded as having been approached by Bounty representatives (if held).

3) Please provide details of the policies the Trust has in place with regards to protecting new mothers (i.e are representatives allowed on any ward at any time, or do they have restricted access? Are mothers given the option to opt out of being visited?)

4) Please confirm the number of complaints made to the Trust by new parents. If not time prohibitive, please provide details of the complaints.

I trust that the scope of my request is not so broad to be refused, but should you plan to reject it on those grounds please prioritise questions one and two.

Yours sincerely,

Sara Spary

foi (RBT) Mid Cheshire Tr, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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full response within 20 working days. If your request has been submitted
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timeframe will commence from the following working day.

 

Best Regards,

 

Chris

 

Chris Myers

Information Governance Officer

Integrated Governance, Residences MD38

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 4QJ

Direct Line: 01270 273 820

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In order to transfer PID information between organisations a secure email
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required to become accredited by NHS Digital, and submit evidence each
year to remain secure email providers. Both MCHFT and Microsoft O365 as a
platform have been accredited to the secure email standard for health and
care and both have passed the required clinical safety elements (SCCI 0160
and SCC0129) and achieved the ISB1596/SCCI1596 accreditation.
A copy of this conformance statement is located on the NHS Digital website
on the link below to evidence to other trusts that we are a secure
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Trust is not bound by or liable for any opinion, contractor or offer to
contract expressed in any e-mail.

foi (RBT) Mid Cheshire Tr, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Request. This email
is an acknowledgement of your request. The Trust will provide you with a
full response within 20 working days. If your request has been submitted
after 17:00hrs Monday – Friday or at weekends, then the 20 working day
timeframe will commence from the following working day.

 

Best Regards

 

Yvonne Hughes

Information Governance Officer

 

Direct Line: 01270 273820

Extension:  3820

E-Mail:  [email address]

 

Integrated Governance Department

Flat MD37 - Residence

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road

Crewe

Cheshire

CW1 4QJ

Please be aware the @mcht.nhs.uk email address is an accredited secure
email address, and is used by the Trust instead of @nhs.net.

In order to transfer PID information between organisations a secure email
connection is required and in order to achieve this standard, trusts are
required to become accredited by NHS Digital, and submit evidence each
year to remain secure email providers. Both MCHFT and Microsoft O365 as a
platform have been accredited to the secure email standard for health and
care and both have passed the required clinical safety elements (SCCI 0160
and SCC0129) and achieved the ISB1596/SCCI1596 accreditation.
A copy of this conformance statement is located on the NHS Digital website
on the link below to evidence to other trusts that we are a secure
provider https://digital.nhs.uk/nhsmail/secure-em....

For further information please contact [email address], or the
Information Governance Team at [email address]

If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and
delete the e-mail and all attachments immediately. This e-mail (including
any attachments) may contain confidential and/or privileged information.
If you are not the intended recipient, any reliance on, use, disclosure,
dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail or attachments is
strictly prohibited. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has
checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain
software viruses, which could damage your computer system. Mid Cheshire
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not accept liability for any damage
you sustain as a result of a virus introduced by this e-mail or any
attachment and you are advised to use up-to-date virus checking software.
E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error free.

This e-mail is not intended, nor should it be taken to create any legal
relations, contractual or otherwise. Any views or opinions expressed
within this e-mail or attachment are solely those of the sender, and do
not necessarily represent those of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust, unless otherwise specifically stated. If verification is required,
please request a hard copy version. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust is not bound by or liable for any opinion, contractor or offer to
contract expressed in any e-mail.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sir / Madam,

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Regards
Information Governance & IT Security Team
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Integrated Governance Department
Leighton Hospital, Crewe, CW1 4QJ
Direct Line: 01270 273 820
Important Notice
If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and
delete the e-mail and all attachments immediately. This e-mail (including
any attachments) may contain confidential and/or privileged information.
If you are not the intended recipient, any reliance on, use, disclosure,
dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail or attachments is
strictly prohibited. Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has
checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain
software viruses, which could damage your computer system. Mid Cheshire
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not accept liability for any damage
you sustain as a result of a virus introduced by this e-mail or any
attachment and you are advised to use up-to-date virus checking software.
E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error free.