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

Kat Lay made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 225 authorities

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Dear Northern Devon Healthcare 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 (NORTHERN DEVON HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Ms Lay,

Thank you for your correspondence dated 09th April.

Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will respond promptly and no later than 08th May, which is 20 working days from the day after we received your request.

Please quote the ND FOI reference number in the subject box in future messages.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Yours sincerely,
FOI - Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

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FOI (NORTHERN DEVON HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Ms Lay,

Kindly find attached our Trust response to your Freedom of Information request of 09th April.

If you are happy with the response you have received, or if you think we could improve our service, have any recommendations or comments please let us know.

Again thank you for your interest in Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Yours sincerely,
FOI - Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

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