Clarification of Your Records Destruction History for onward report to Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

Richard Card made this Freedom of Information request to Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust,

Please disclose the records you would have required, for evidential basis, upon which you recently denied to Information Commissioner that you destroyed all J W Paulley medical records in 1998.

You have me bemused. If it is indeed your position that you have no records and no audit trail records for destruction of records, then you self evidently have no basis to deny destroying Paulley's records in 1998 do you ? It is in the public interest to make this issue subject of a new FOI on a public record site.

It is a fact that legal aid certificate was open in 1998 so you know full well if you admit to records destruction at that time then you admit to breaking NHS records preservation rules don't you ?

The same goes for records of J G Howells.

The Information Commissioner seems certain that you have no records and you have no records of a destruction audit trail. I don't dispute that. My position is you destroyed records without an audit trail in order to thwart prospective litigation. In the case of Howells clinic this destruction would also deny evidence to the child sexual abuse inquiry.

So please clarify. Disclose the record by which you deny destroying consultant Paulley's medical records 1998. Bearing in mind that a former Chief Executive did state the records were destroyed in 1998 when approached for disclosure a few years ago. In that correspondence he also conceded PAULLEY's researcher status as a "Leading pioneer of exploration of stress on the progress of organic disease". So did Paulley sign off his lifelong secret research agenda as complete ? At about the time he became aware of litigation mayhap ?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Richard Card left an annotation ()

Dear NHS Trust

In anticipation that you will dodge answering by claiming this application is repetitive and, therefore, vexatious let me clarify that it is ITERATIVE.

In 1999 I was awarded a war disablement pension for lung damage caused in Army Service 1970. I think you know that the MOD medical in 1999 opined that it was unfortunate I had later in 1970 fallen into "The hands of the clutching NHS mad man John Paulley of Ipswich Hospital". I asked if I could use that opinion in litigation against Paulley but was told it was confidential to MOD.

In the same year a consultant physician in Thanet made a similar point after sending all his staff out of the room he said "John Paulley was a very odd man"

And an All Work Test doctor said "I hate to meet a patient so badly let down by the NHS."

So are we saying now that your Chief Executive was lying when he wrote that all Paulley's medical records were destroyed in 1998 ? (A year which happens to be conveniently just over limitation 3 years from issue of original legal aid cert and the year before a new litigation point of knowledge arose.

With regard to Paulley's researching colleague J W Howells it would now be necessary to explore for any professional relationship with the prolific child abuser Peter Righton. And indeed the extent to which Royal Hospital School pupils were referred to Howells clinics and why. Since attendance at the school was dependent on passing a forces standard medical.

And what can I add to my submission to the Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry ? Ipswich Hospital destroyed the records and have been dissembling including to the Information Commissioner ?

I am asking that Inquiry to consider the whole area of records keeping. In my case GP records missing for the first 23 years of my life, Ipswich Hospital records missing (en masse so this effects all the other victims too) my Suffolk Police service records missing, the police surgeon records missing.

Clearly Ipswich Hospital doubly abused its position of trust in my life. But it also abused its position of trust by destroying the evidence patients/victims/guinea pigs would need to pursue justice and truth.

I think we have to consider criminalising failure to maintain and preserve records. You have broken NHS rules of records destruction because you destroyed records at a time you were aware of litigation and further litigation prospect. But I think this needs to be made a criminal act and that the law should then weigh the version of the medical victim accordingly.

As I understand it you denied to Information Commissioner that records destruction occurred in 1998. On what basis if you truly have no record and no audit trail ? That is the point of this further public interest, public record FOI

Kind regards

Richard Card

Information.Access, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Freedom of Information Request Reference Number 3169

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding information held by The
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust:

 

Please disclose the records you would have required, for evidential basis,
upon which you recently denied to Information Commissioner that you
destroyed all J W Paulley medical records in 1998. 

 

You have me bemused.  If it is indeed your position that you have no
records and no audit trail records for destruction of records, then you
self evidently have no basis to deny destroying Paulley's records in 1998
do you ?  It is in the public interest to make this issue subject of a new
FOI on a public record site.

 

It is a fact that legal aid certificate was open in 1998 so you know full
well if you admit to records destruction at that time then you admit to
breaking NHS records preservation rules don't you ?

 

The same goes for records of J G Howells. 

 

The Information Commissioner seems certain that you have no records and
you have no records of a destruction audit trail.  I don't dispute that. 
My position is you destroyed records without an audit trail in order to
thwart prospective litigation.  In the case of Howells clinic this
destruction would also deny evidence to the child sexual abuse inquiry. 

 

So please clarify.  Disclose the record by which you deny destroying
consultant Paulley's medical records 1998.  Bearing in mind that a former
Chief Executive did state the records were destroyed in 1998 when
approached for disclosure a few years ago.   In that correspondence he
also conceded PAULLEY's researcher status as a "Leading pioneer of
exploration of stress on the progress of organic disease".   So did
Paulley sign off his lifelong secret research agenda as complete ?  At
about the time he became aware of litigation mayhap ?

 

Your enquiry has been dealt with in accordance with the Trust’s Freedom of
Information Act 2000 Policy and Procedures.

 

As previously advised, we do not hold the information you have requested.
As previously advised, we have no record of the research that you refer
to. We also have no record of any destruction of such records in relation
to this research in 1998. We can confirm that we have no records of Dr
Paulley or Dr Howells participating research affiliated with the Ipswich
Hospital NHS Trust.

 

We have deemed this request to be vexatious under Section 14 of FOIA.

 

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Dear Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust,

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

http://www.john-howells.com/introduction...

There is a 113 page download and it appears you lied on FOI response and to Information Commissioner

HOWELLS was contracted for research by GOVERNMENT via Cambridge University. His patients were misled

Who owned the records and were they destroyed by Ipswich Hospital without keeping a destruction authorisation audit trial or have they been handed to government DHSS or national archibe supervised storage ?

I am writing to request an internal review of Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Clarification of Your Records Destruction History for onward report to Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry'.

You appear to have lied on FOI and to the Information Commissioner

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Fiona Watts left an annotation ()

Dear Ipswich Hospital,

You have been accused by a former police constable of not telling the truth in your FOI response on here.

So WHY do you all remain silent?

You demonstrate on here why UK Citizens need a Hillsborough Law;

My 9 years experience of your evasiveness;

Between 2007, and 2008 I reported to Suffolk County Council's Occupational Health Team(O.H) that I had become frustrated by the lack of clear protocols and Child Welfare procedures at a school in West Suffolk.

After failing to track down a copy of my O.H. since April 2009, it is very clear that the staff at Ipswich Hospital have "form" when it comes to covering up for Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Police.

By 2011, I had asked The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman and The Information Commissioner's Office to help me understand why so much relevant data was missing from my records. Both organisations failed to look at the issues that were asked of them.

Nothing was learnt from the Savile case;
the coverups continue and those who try to bring transparency to this, have their health and careers destroyed in the process.

@magnacarta300

Richard Card left an annotation ()

Thank you Fiona Ipswich Family Psychiatric Centre is now subject of two strands of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. For the Truth Project there is a ruling that prevents publication. The other strand is about law and that is about influence the Ipswich researchers had on social work doctrine and about records destruction etc

Kind regards Richard