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Dear Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust,

Pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act 2000, please kindly answer the following questions:

1.How many members of staff are directly employed at the Trust at present as of 15 December 2015?
2.What was your external legal advice expenditure from 01/04/2014 to 31/03/2015?
3.What is your budget for external legal advice for the current financial year?
4.Please provide the list of the solicitors instructed for external legal advice from 01/04/2014 to 31/03/2015.
5.Please provide the full structure of your legal services team (titles of the positions- no names are required).
6.Please provide qualifications of the members of the legal department.
7.How many active Coroner's Inquest cases are you managing at your Trust as of 15 December 2015?
8.Please provide numbers of:
a)active clinical negligence claims against your Trust as of 15 December 2015 (claims reported to the NHSLA)?
b)active clinical negligence claims against your Trust as of 15 December 2015 (claims not reported to the NHSLA)?
c)active Employer's Liability claims against your Trust as of 15 December 2015 (claims reported to the NHSLA)?
d)active Employer's Liability claims against your Trust as of 15 December 2015 (claims not reported to the NHSLA)?
e)active Public Liability claims against your Trust as of 15 December 2015 (claims reported to the NHSLA)?
f)active Public Liability claims against your Trust as of 15 December 2015 (claims not reported to the NHSLA)?
9.Please attach a relevant policy and a flowchart which describes the process of how your legal services department communicates the lessons learned from the claims and coroner's inquests to the relevant teams across the Trust, to ensure the effective risk management and prevention of similar incidents and to improve care provided.
10.Please provide two, most recent, claims management/ legal services reports.

Yours faithfully,
Priya Patel

FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have scanned your request and the amount of work required will exceed the cost limit of £450 stated in the freedom of information act under section 12. Is there any way you would stream line your request so that it falls under the cost limit. I am happy to look at the reviewed request and advise accordingly. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated

Valerie Gray

Freedom of Information Officer
Planning & Information
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 272470
Email: [email address]

Recipients should be aware that all emails received or sent by this Trust are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore information within them may be disclosed to a third party. Please note that under our obligations to the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not disclose any personal information without your consent.

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Dear Valery

could you please clarify, why do you consider that providing a response to my questions will take you more than 18 hours of work? Can you please let me know rough estimates of time required to answer each of the questions. I am not asking you to draft any policies or reports, what I am asking is copies of the existing ones. If you do not have these documents you should simply state so in your response.

Thank you
Stephen

FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dear Stephen,

I note that at the end of the request I have Priya's name, whom am I responding to - please.

Regards,

Valerie Gray

Freedom of Information Officer
Planning & Information
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 272470
Email: [email address]

Recipients should be aware that all emails received or sent by this Trust are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore information within them may be disclosed to a third party. Please note that under our obligations to the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not disclose any personal information without your consent.

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Dear Valerie,

the request was sent to you origionally by my colleague Priya, who I instructed.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen

FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dear Stephen,

Thank you - I will send the request directly to you - please advise otherwise.

Regards,

Valerie Gray

Freedom of Information Officer
Planning & Information
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 272470
Email: [email address]

Recipients should be aware that all emails received or sent by this Trust are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore information within them may be disclosed to a third party. Please note that under our obligations to the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not disclose any personal information without your consent.

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FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request in which you asked for information the trust may hold.

Your request is being considered and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will respond within 20 working days in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

There may be a fee payable for this information. You will be informed if this is the case and you can decide if you wish to proceed with your request.

If appropriate, the information requested can be made available in alternative formats, including other languages, Braille, large print, and
CD’s. If you require any of these formats then please let me know.

Please contact me if you have any further enquiries about your request. I would be grateful if you could quote the reference number given at the top of this email. 

Regards,

Valerie Gray

Freedom of Information Officer
Planning & Information
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 72470
Email: [email address]

Recipients should be aware that all emails received or sent by this Trust are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore information within them may be disclosed to a third party. Please note that under our obligations to the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not disclose any personal information without your consent.

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FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Dear Stephen,

Please can you clarify the request below.

10.Please provide two, most recent, claims management/ legal services reports.
Further and more specific information required. Does the enquirer mean Annual Report for TME or Quarterly Reports for Patient Safety & Clinical Risk Committee?

Regards,

Valerie Gray

Freedom of Information Officer
Planning & Information
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 272470
Email: [email address]

Recipients should be aware that all emails received or sent by this Trust are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore information within them may be disclosed to a third party. Please note that under our obligations to the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not disclose any personal information without your consent.

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Dear FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Please provide two most recent Quarterly Reports for Patient Safety & Clinical Risk Committee if you can.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Stephen

FOIA (RTH) OUH,

Thank you.

Valerie Gray

Freedom of Information Officer
Planning & Information
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 272470
Email: [email address]

Recipients should be aware that all emails received or sent by this Trust are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore information within them may be disclosed to a third party. Please note that under our obligations to the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not disclose any personal information without your consent.

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FOIA (RTH) OUH,

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Dear Ms.Priya Patel

I am writing to respond to your request sent on the 15th December 2016.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  can confirm that it
holds the data that you requested.

1.How many members of staff are directly employed at the Trust at present
as of 15 December 2015?

 

 

The Trust employes over 12352 staff

 

 

2.What was your external legal advice expenditure from 01/04/2014

to 31/03/2015?

 

 

£90,679 for external legal fees in 2014-2015

 

 

3.What is your budget for external legal advice for the current

financial year?

 

 

Budget for Legal Fees in 2015-2016 is £214,000

 

 

4.Please provide the list of the solicitors instructed for external

 

 

Legal advice from 01/04/2014 to 31/03/2015 - DAC Beachcroft LLP,
Weightmans LLP, Trethowans,

 

 

5.Please provide the full structure of your legal services team

 

 

Refer to attached

 

 

6.Please provide qualifications of the members of the legal

department.

 

 

Solicitor x 1, Non-practicing solicitor x 2, Legal Executive x 1,

All Advisors are graduates and have additional professional qualifications

 

 

7.How many active Coroner's Inquest cases are you managing at your

Trust as of 15 December 2015?

 

 

220

 

8.Please provide numbers of:

 

 

a)active clinical negligence claims against your Trust as of 15

December 2015 (claims reported to the NHSLA)?

 

See (b)

 

b)active clinical negligence claims against your Trust as of 15

December 2015 (claims not reported to the NHSLA)?

 

634 open clinical negligence claims (claims data not recorded in format to
readily identify reported and non-reported)

 

c)active Employer's Liability claims against your Trust as of 15

 

December 2015 (claims reported to the NHSLA)?

 

See (d)

 

d)active Employer's Liability claims against your Trust as of 15December
2015 (claims not reported to the NHSLA)?

 

 

47 open employers liability claims (claims data not recorded in format to
readily identify reported and non-reported)

 

 

e)active Public Liability claims against your Trust as of 15

 

 

December 2015 (claims reported to the NHSLA)?

 

 

See (f)

 

f)active Public Liability claims against your Trust as of 15 December 2015
(claims not reported to the NHSLA)?

 

 

10 open public liability claims (claims data not recorded in format to
readily identify reported and non-reported)

 

 

9.Please attach a relevant policy and a flowchart which describes the
process of how your legal services department communicates the

lessons learned from the claims and coroner's inquests to the relevant
teams across the Trust, to ensure the effective risk management and
prevention of similar incidents and to improve careprovided.

 

 

Refer to Claims Management Policy

 

 

10.Please provide two, most recent, claims management/ legal services
reports.

 

 

Refer to Legal report

Please note that on 1 November 2011 the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS
Trust (ORH) merged with the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (NOC)
to form the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH). Our response
reflects these changes. Therefore, we consider that Oxford University
Hospitals Trust has released to you all of the information that it holds
in relation to your request.

 

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If you are dissatisfied with the service or response to your request you
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Eileen Walsh, Director of Assurance, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way,
Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU.

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Telephone: 0303 123 1113 Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

Provision of this information does not constitute permission for its
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Regulations 2005.  You are free to use the information for your own use,
including for non-commercial research purposes.  The information may also
be used for the purposes of news reporting.  However, any other type of
re-use will require permission from the Oxford University Hospitals NHS
Trust.

Yours sincerely,

Valerie Gray

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Planning & Information

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way | Headington | Oxford | OX3 9DU

 

Tel: 01865 272470

Email: [2][email address]

 

Recipients should be aware that all emails received or sent by this Trust
are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore
information within them may be disclosed to a third party. Please note
that under our obligations to the Data Protection Act 1998, we will not
disclose any personal information without your consent.

 

 

 

 

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