Disabled Doctors

David Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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The request was successful.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I should like to request that you identify, as a percentage of the total number of posts within the trust, the number of doctors (whether with either full, provisional or restricted licenses to practice issued by the General Medical Council) whom are disabled people within the meaning of section one of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Further, I should like to you clarify how many of the doctors so identified are respectively: male or female; consultant grade or other grade; full time or part time; suffering with physical impairments, mental impairments, or both.

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours faithfully,

David Johnson

Freedom Of Information Requests, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Dear David
This is to acknowledge receipt of your FOI request. If you have any
queries regarding this request could you please quote the following
reference:

FOI 2008/073

The deadline for the full response to be sent is 27th November, but we
shall endeavour to send the reply as soon as we are able.

Regards

Sue Stone
Information, DQ and Information Governance
Lancashire Care Foundation NHST
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

* 01524 405181

* [email address]

* Victoria House, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG or

Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge,
Preston PR5 6AW

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I refer to request 2008/073.

I have not yet received any response. Please advise of your progress in answering my queries.

I am sure you are aware of the timescales permissable under the law.

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

Freedom Of Information Requests, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hello David,

Please accept our apologies for the delay in your response.

I have now received this information in respect of your request and
provide it as follows:

Total FTE 127.91
Total with Disability FTE 3.00
Total Undefined - FTE 124.91

2 female/1 male
2 x consultant grade, 1 x SHO

If you should have any queries about this response please quote the
above reference in any further correspondence

Kind Regards

Michelle

Michelle J Brammah
IM&T Project Manager (Health Systems and Information Governance)
01772 695387
07507 847592
[email address]

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Dear Freedom Of Information Requests,

Thank you for your response. I am disappointed to note my query has not been answered in its entirety.

In articular, you have not clarified the nature of the impairments held by the doctors who identify as disabled (i.e., physical, mental, or both), and you have not clarified their full/part time status.

I note you have indicated three doctors with an FTE of 3, by this do you mean that each of the doctors has an FTE of 1.0, or for example could one have an FTE of 1.2 and another of 0.8 etc?

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

Freedom Of Information Requests, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hello David,

Thank you for your email. I have forwarded your query to a colleague to
verify the response provided to you and will be in contact shortly.

Kind Regards

Michelle

Michelle J Brammah
IM&T Project Manager
01772 695387
07507 847592
[email address]

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Dear Sir or Madam,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Disabled Doctors'.

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

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

Bevan Karen (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Johnson

Could you please supply your full postal address and correspondence can
then be forwarded to you.

Yours sincerely

Karen Bevan

Complaints Assistant

Please reply to:- [1][email address]

Karen Bevan

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Complaints Assistant

Tel 01772 695315

Fax 01772 401006

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Dear Bevan Karen (LCFT),

I require your reply electronically, using this email address.

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

Complaints Department (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Johnson

Please find attached a letter of response regarding your concerns.

Yours sincerely

Karen Bevan


Please reply to:- [email address]


Karen Bevan
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Complaints Assistant
Tel 01772 695315
Fax 01772 401006

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Dear Complaints Department (LCFT),

I refer you your response to my request for internal review.

I am quite surprised by your statement that you cannot disclose whether the three disabled doctors within the trust suffer with physical, mental, or both impairments because you do not have a legal duty to collect that information.

Whether or no you have a legal duty to collect the information is irrelevant; if the information is held, it is subject to the FoI.

I find it extremely difficult to believe that the Trust accepts three of its staff and disabled within the meaning of the DDA, and yet the Trust does not know what their disabilities are.

I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

Bevan Karen (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Johnson

Thank you for your email dated 28 December 2008 received by the
Compliments and Complaints Department regarding your Freedom of
Information request.

Please find attached a response from the Interim Chief Executive. We hope
this answers all of your queries.

If, however, you wish to proceed further with the matter, I have attached
a copy of the Compliments and Complaints leaflet for your information.

Yours sincerely

Karen Bevan

Complaints Assistant

Please reply to:- [1][email address]

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