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

Kat Lay made this Freedom of Information request to The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 225 authorities

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The request was refused by The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

Dear The Dudley Group NHS Foundation 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 (THE DUDLEY GROUP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

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Foi (THE DUDLEY GROUP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

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Good Morning

 

Please find attached response to your request.

 

 

 

Kind Regards

Information Governance Department

 

 

 

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nature please provide a postal address to allow us to communicate with you
in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by email you must realise
that there can be no guarantee of privacy.
Any email including its content may be monitored and used by the Trust for
reasons of security and for monitoring internal compliance with Trust
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