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

Kat Lay made this Freedom of Information request to Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 225 authorities

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Surrey and Sussex 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 (SURREY AND SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Kat

 

Thank you for your request for information which is now being handled
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request is receiving attention and we will provide a response within
20 working days, that is, by 8 May 2018.

 

Please contact me if you have any queries in the interim, quoting our
reference (FOI 4692) and I will be happy to help.

 

Kind regards

Jeanette

 

 

Jeanette Randall

FOI Officer

 

Communications & Marketing

Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, RH1 5RH

Telephone 01737 768511 ext. 2976

Email: [1][email address]

 

[2]www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk

Follow us online: [3]Twitter; [4]Facebook; [5]LinkedIn

 

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foi (SURREY AND SUSSEX HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Kat

 

Please see attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards

Jeanette

 

 

 

Jeanette Randall

FOI Officer

 

Communications & Marketing

Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, RH1 5RH

Telephone 01737 768511 ext. 2976

Email: [1][email address]

 

[2]www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk

Follow us online: [3]Twitter; [4]Facebook; [5]LinkedIn

 

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