Core Standards for EPRR ratings for Beds, Luton & Milton Keynes Acute Trusts (sent May 2023)

William Wetherell made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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William Wetherell

Dear NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am writing to request the numerical ratings of the following NHS acute Trusts against the NHS England Core Standards for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) for 2021-22, excluding those standards that are part of the “Deep Dive”:

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Please note that for each Trust I am requesting numerical records of the total number of Core Standards applicable, the number of Standards with which the Trust is fully compliant, the number of Standards with which the Trust is partially compliant and the number of Standards with which the Trust is non compliant.

This information should be readily available to the Board though the EPRR annual assurance process. I am requesting this information from the Board rather than the Trusts themselves because I would like the information held by the Board as part of the EPRR process.

I have reason to believe the Board hold this information because the core standards for these Trusts have been reported by the Board to NHS England. The information NHS England holds can be found at the links below:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

I am requesting this information from the Board rather than NHS England because I would like the information at the stage it is held by Board as part of the EPRR annual assurance process.

Yours faithfully

William Wetherell

CONTACTUS (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON AND MILTON KEYNES ICB - M1J4Y), NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

FOI Ref: FOI-587

Thank you for your enquiry that we received on 9 May 2023.

We aim to respond to freedom of information requests within the statutory 20 working day timeframe and will keep you informed if there are any delays.

Please quote the above reference number when contacting us in regarding to this FOI request so that we can identify the correct application.

Further information about your rights in respect of the FOI Act 2000 are available from the Information Commissioners Office website: https://ico.org.uk/

Kind regards

Harminder
Enquiries and Experience Officer

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board
Telephone: 0800 148 8890
Email: [BLMK ICB request email]
http://www.bedfordshirelutonandmiltonkey...
http://www.blmkhealthandcarepartnership....

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CONTACTUS (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON AND MILTON KEYNES ICB - M1J4Y), NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

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Please find attached our response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the FOI Act and we trust that you find the response beneficial.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have managed your request then, in accordance with the FOI Act, you can ask us to conduct a review, clearly indicating what you are asking us to review. Internal review requests must be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response and should be addressed to the FOI Manager at:

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board
FOI Team
Arndale House
3rd Floor
The Mall
Luton LU1 2LJ
or email: [BLMK ICB request email]

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website: http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Kind regards

Harminder
Enquiries and Experience Officer

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board
Telephone: 0800 148 8890
Email: [BLMK ICB request email]
http://www.bedfordshirelutonandmiltonkey...
http://www.blmkhealthandcarepartnership....

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William Wetherell

Dear NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

FOI Ref: FOI-587

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

I am writing to request an internal review of NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board's handling of my FOI request 'Core Standards for EPRR ratings for Beds, Luton & Milton Keynes Acute Trusts (sent May 2023)'. The Board has not provided the information I requested.

For each Trust I requested numerical records of the total number of Core Standards applicable, the number of Standards with which the Trust is fully compliant, the number of Standards with which the Trust is partially compliant and the number of Standards with which the Trust is non compliant.

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

William Wetherell

CONTACTUS (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON AND MILTON KEYNES ICB - M1J4Y), NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

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Dear Mr Wetherell

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email and to confirm that I
will review the request and information submitted in response. 

 

Please note that I aim to reply substantively by close of business,
Friday, 19 May 2023   

 

 

Kind regards

Maureen 

 

Maureen Walton

Enquiries & Experience Manager

 

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership

 

[1]bedfordshirelutonandmiltonkeynes.icb.nhs.uk

[2]blmkhealthandcarepartnership.org

Twitter - @BLMKHealthCare

 

 

 

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CONTACTUS (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON AND MILTON KEYNES ICB - M1J4Y), NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

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Please find attached our response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the FOI Act and we trust that you find the response beneficial.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have managed your request then, in accordance with the FOI Act, you can ask us to conduct a review, clearly indicating what you are asking us to review. Internal review requests must be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response and should be addressed to the FOI Manager at:

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board
FOI Team
Arndale House
3rd Floor
The Mall
Luton LU1 2LJ
or email: [BLMK ICB request email]

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website: http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Kind regards

Harminder
Enquiries and Experience Officer

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board
Telephone: 0800 148 8890
Email: [BLMK ICB request email]
http://www.bedfordshirelutonandmiltonkey...
http://www.blmkhealthandcarepartnership....

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William Wetherell

Dear NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

FOI Ref: FOI-587

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

I am writing to request an internal review of NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board's handling of my FOI request 'Core Standards for EPRR ratings for Beds, Luton & Milton Keynes Acute Trusts (sent May 2023)'. The Board has stated:

"The ICB is unable to provide that level of detail, this would not be in the public interest. This level of information could provide a security risk to the providers.

Therefore Section 43 exemption – commercial interest, is applied."

My reasons for requesting an internal review are that:

1. Compliance with Core Standards for EPRR is an NHS England requirement. Providing numerical evidence of the the number of standards with which a Trust has fully, partially or not complied could have no impact upon ability a Trust's ability to participate competitively in commercial activity.

2. If the board intended to cite section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act then please note that I am not requesting details of which Core Standards standards with which a Trust has fully, partially or not complied, simply the number of standards as previously stated.

Six other Integrated Care Boards in the south east of England have provided similar information in reply to similar requests. No other ICB has refused my request on grounds of commercial interest or law enforcement. It is difficult to summarise these replies concisely, but evidence of them is given here:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

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

William Wetherell

William Wetherell

Dear NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

FOI Ref: FOI-587

I am writing to ask when I am likely to receive a reply to my request of 25th May for an internal review.

Yours faithfully

William Wetherell

CONTACTUS (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON AND MILTON KEYNES ICB - M1J4Y), NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

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Dear Mr Wetherall

 

Following a review of this matter, I write to confirm that there is no
change to the ICB’s response to this FOI, previously provided.

 

If you remain unhappy with our response, you can raise a complaint with
the Information Commissioner’s Office, whose details can be found here:

 

[1]FOI and EIR complaints | ICO

 

 

 

Kind regards

Maureen 

 

Maureen Walton

Enquiries & Experience Manager

 

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership

 

[2]bedfordshirelutonandmiltonkeynes.icb.nhs.uk

[3]blmkhealthandcarepartnership.org

Twitter - @BLMKHealthCare

 

 

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CONTACTUS (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON AND MILTON KEYNES ICB - M1J4Y), NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

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Dear Mr Wetherall

 

I write further to the above and to advise that the ICB does wish to
respond.

 

We have already contacted the ICO, but I would be grateful if you could
confirm that this will be in accordance with your wishes.

 

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

Kind regards

Maureen 

 

Maureen Walton

Enquiries & Experience Manager

 

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership

 

[1]bedfordshirelutonandmiltonkeynes.icb.nhs.uk

[2]blmkhealthandcarepartnership.org

Twitter - @BLMKHealthCare

 

 

From: CONTACTUS (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON AND MILTON KEYNES ICB - M1J4Y)
<[BLMK ICB request email]>
Sent: 05 July 2023 17:10
To: William Wetherell <[FOI #978736 email]>
Subject: RE: FW: FOI request - Core Standards for EPRR ratings - ICB Ref:
FOI-587

 

Dear Mr Wetherall

 

Following a review of this matter, I write to confirm that there is no
change to the ICB’s response to this FOI, previously provided.

 

If you remain unhappy with our response, you can raise a complaint with
the Information Commissioner’s Office, whose details can be found here:

 

[3]FOI and EIR complaints | ICO

 

 

 

Kind regards

Maureen 

 

Maureen Walton

Enquiries & Experience Manager

 

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership

 

[4]bedfordshirelutonandmiltonkeynes.icb.nhs.uk

[5]blmkhealthandcarepartnership.org

Twitter - @BLMKHealthCare

 

 

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William Wetherell

Ms Walton

FOI Ref: FOI-587

I would still like the information I requested.

William Wetherell

CONTACTUS (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE, LUTON AND MILTON KEYNES ICB - M1J4Y), NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

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Dear Mr Wetherall

Further to the email trail below, please find attached the response from the ICB to your FOI request.

Kind regards

Harminder
Enquiries and Experience Officer

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board
Telephone: 0800 148 8890
Email: [BLMK ICB request email]
http://www.bedfordshirelutonandmiltonkey...
http://www.blmkhealthandcarepartnership....

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William Wetherell

Dear NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

FOI Ref: FOI-587

Thank you for the information.

Yours faithfully

William Wetherell