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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

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Dear Sara,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: FOI1819(227)

Thank you for your correspondence received on 22 August 2018.

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. You will receive the information requested within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days.

Please note that we may need to clarify your request in order to respond,
we will be in touch should this be necessary.

Yours sincerely,

Raechel George

Freedom of Information Lead | North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation
Trust 

T: 01642 624059 | E: [email address]

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Dear Sara,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: FOI1819(227)

Thank you for your correspondence received on 22 August 2018.

In response to your request, please find attached PDF.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance. 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you may submit a complaint in writing to:

FOI Lead

Fourth Floor, North Wing

University Hospital of North Tees

Hardwick,

Stockton-on-Tees

TS19 8PE

 

[1][email address]

Please detail exactly what points you would like us to review. 

Your sincerely,

 

Raechel George

Freedom of Information Lead | North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation
Trust 

T: 01642 624059 | E: [2][email address]

[3]www.nth.nhs.uk  

 

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Dear North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation 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

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Dear Sara,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: FOI1819(227)

Thank you for your email received on 24 October 2018, in which you detail
your dissatisfaction with the response provided to you by the Trust. 

A Senior Officer who was not involved
with the original decision on whether to release
the information will conduct the internal review. The Senior
Officer will review the manner in which the application was dealt with and is empowered to either uphold or overturn the original decision. 

We will endeavor to complete this review as soon as possible but in any
event within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. More complex
reviews may take up to 40 working days, however you will be informed
should extra time be required to conduct your review.

Yours sincerely,

Raechel George

Freedom of Information Lead | North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation
Trust 

T: 01642 624059 | E: [1][email address]

[2]www.nth.nhs.uk  

 

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Dear Sara,

 

Thank you for your email received on 24 October 2018 in which you outlined
your dissatisfaction with the response provided to you.  

 

Please see attached the Trust’s Internal Review response, completed by Mr
Neil Dobinson, Head of Information Governance and Mrs Kerry McLean,
Information Governance Manager.

 

If you remain unsatisfied you have the right to complain to the
Information Commissioner. They can be contacted on 0303 123 1113, online
at [1]http://ico.org.uk/concerns or in writing;

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5 AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Raechel George

Freedom of Information Lead | North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation
Trust 

T: 01642 624059 | E: [2][email address]

[3]www.nth.nhs.uk  

 

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