Dear Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

I’m writing to obtain the following information relating specifically to your NHS Trust under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases and total monetary value) in relation to:
- Allegations of late diagnosis / misdiagnosis
- Allegations of negligence leading to amputation
- Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death
- Cases involving delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Cases involving medication errors
- Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5 years to reach

If you need clarification on any of these questions, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,

Will Dale

TULLY, Carly (BLACK COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Will,

 

FOI 19-298- request regarding  clinical negligence 

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request we are now
investigating the nature of the search and the quantity of information
requested. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act we will
expect to respond to this request in 20 working days.

 

Please be aware there are a number of exemptions within the Act which
could stop the release of information. The information will be assessed
for these exemptions prior to us releasing the information to you. We will
advise you if we are unable to provide the information requested and will
confirm the exemption used. 

 

In addition to this, please note that there may be a cost associated to
your request in line with section 12 of the Act. If there is a cost
associated with your request we will contact you and explain the cost.

 

In accordance with section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 where
multiple requests for information are received from one person or by
different persons who appear to be acting in together in a single campaign
the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to
be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them. To this effect
your requests for information will be dealt with under the single
reference number above.

 

If you have any queries I would be grateful if you would contact me so
that we can discuss the issues. Details of the complaints procedure will
be sent to you should you wish to see them. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: 0121 612 8017

Fax: 0121 612 3779

Black Country Partnership FT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TULLY, Carly (BLACK COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Will,

 

FOI 19-298- request regarding clinical negiclence 

 

Thank you for your recent freedom of information request; unfortunately it
is not clear what information you require.  To enable us to identify and
locate the information that you have asked for we require further details.
In particular, it would be useful to know if you would like new relating
to SI inm each of the years, some of our claims go back to 2011 however
could have been closed in 2016 etc.

 

 

I will not be able to take this matter further without extra information
from you.

 

The 20 day time period, in which to respond to your request, has been
suspended until the additional information is received.  If you wish to
discuss any of the above, please contact me. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you have any queries I would be grateful if you would contact me so
that we can discuss the issues. Details of the complaints procedure will
be sent to you should you wish to see them. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by [department name]. The Information Commissioner can
be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

 

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