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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.requests (RNL) North Cumbria University Hospitals, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Thank you for your request for information, which is being processed under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The time period for
processing your request is 20 working days from the date of receipt of
your email, which means you should receive a response from the Trust
21/09/2018.

 

In all correspondence relating to this request, please quote the reference
FoI 004664.

 

Thank you

 

Freedom of Information Team
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Cumberland Infirmary

Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 7HY
Email: [1][email address]

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Please find attached the Trust’s response to your request for
information. 

 

We are trying to improve our service and would really appreciate your
feedback on how the Trust has done in handling your request.  I would be
grateful if you could take a few moments of your time to complete the
short survey on the link below:

 

(2018/19 survey link):  [1]https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3TLFXGD

 

Thank you

 

Freedom of Information Team
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Cumberland Infirmary

Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 7HY
Email: [2][email address]

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Dear North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Bounty'.

I understand you have refused part of my request stating commercial confidentiality. Considering the public interest, other Trusts have either provided this detail in full or have sent copies of the contract and terms with necessary redactions made.

Furthermore, there is precedent in this information being released:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/...
The public interest in releasing this information is heightened and enduring. For example as indicated by recent media attention and by mothers coming forward to share worrying experiences as detailed below.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/b...
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/n...
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle...
https://www.mumsnet.com/campaigns/bounty...

Yours faithfully,

Sara Spary

FOI.requests (RNL) North Cumbria University Hospitals, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Ms Spary

Thank you for your request for the Trust to undertake an internal review of its response to you (our reference FoI 004664). I have passed your request to the Trust's Joint Company Secretary (Daniel Scheffer) to undertake that review.

Yours sincerely

Anne
Anne Gadsden
Information Governance Officer
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Email: [email address] / [email address]

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Please find attached the Trust’s internal review outcome regarding the
application of FoI Exemption 43 to part of a response previously sent to
you (our reference FoI 004788). 

 

Thank you

 

Freedom of Information Team
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Cumberland Infirmary

Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 7HY
Email: [1][email address]

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