Disciplinary proceedings over NHS staff using social media or instant messaging apps

Kat Lay made this Freedom of Information request to North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 225 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust,

I am writing with a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would like this information for the calendar year to date, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Please can you tell me:

*How many people working at the trust have been subject to disciplinary proceedings for their use of instant messaging apps (e.g. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat)?

*How many people working at the trust have been subject to disciplinary proceedings for their use of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)?

*Please tell me, for each case, the job title of the staff member concerned (e.g. junior doctor, consultant, nurse, administrative staff) and which sanctions were applied (e.g. dismissal, formal warning, referral to professional regulator).

I would prefer to receive the information electronically, and in either Excel or CSV format.

Should this request be likely to breach the costs limit set out in section 12 of the FOI Act, I would like the information for the most recent calendar years in turn, going backwards until the cost limit is reached.

Yours faithfully,

Kat Lay
Health Correspondent
The Times
020 7782 5054 // 07775 694 789

FOI.requests (RNL) North Cumbria University Hospitals, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

"Thank you for your e-mail which we will consider under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and respond to you within the specified timescales.

In some circumstances, if we are unable to answer your enquiry directly,
it may be necessary for us to forward your e-mail to another department
who will contact you.

Please note, this mail box is monitored during weekday office hours. "

Stockdale Jacky (RNL) North Cumbria University Hospitals, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Hi - I am on annual leave today returning tomorrow.

If your email is urgent and relates to  the Chair or Chief Executive, can
you please redirect to:

 

Rachel Jamieson, Corporate Office Manager, at [email address]
or 01228 814023, who will pick up your query in my absence.

 

Alternatively, I will respond on my return.

Regards

Jacky

FOI.requests (RNL) North Cumbria University Hospitals, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

1 Attachment

Thank you for your request for information, which is being processed under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The time period for
processing your request is 20 working days from the date of receipt of
your email, which means you should receive a response from the Trust
08/05/2018.

 

In all correspondence relating to this request, please quote the reference
FoI 004385.

 

Thank you

 

Freedom of Information Team
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Cumberland Infirmary

Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 7HY
Email: [1][email address]

[2]cid:image001.png@01D3AC84.36C1AFC0

 

 

show quoted sections

FOI.requests (RNL) North Cumbria University Hospitals, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

2 Attachments

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your request for
information. 

 

We are trying to improve our service and would really appreciate your
feedback on how the Trust has done in handling your request.  I would be
grateful if you could take a few moments of your time to complete the
short survey on the link below:

 

(2017/18 survey link):  [1]https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3TLFXGD

 

Thank you

 

Freedom of Information Team
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Cumberland Infirmary

Carlisle
Cumbria
CA2 7HY
Email: [2][email address]

[3]cid:image001.png@01D3AC84.36C1AFC0

show quoted sections