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

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

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Dear University College London Hospitals 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

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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BROCKE-AFFUL, Theodora (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Reference – FOI/2018/210

 

Dear Kat Lay,

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to UCLH NHS Foundation
Trust, received on 12 April 2018. You should receive a response by 9 May
2018 at the latest, complying with the 20 working days as prescribed in
the Act.

 

Occasionally, we may not be able to provide you with all the information
you require by that date, but if this is the case we will inform you,
stating the reason and the date by which we would hope to respond to your
request. 

 

Under the Act, there are 23 exemptions that can be applied to the
information you request. This may mean that we do not have to supply some
or all of the information, and in certain circumstances, do not have to
tell you if we hold the information.  If this happens, you will be told
which exemption applies.

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

Please quote your reference number in any communication with us.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Theodora Brocke-Afful

Records Supervisor/FOIA, UCLH

 

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BROCKE-AFFUL, Theodora (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Reference – FOI/2018/210

 

Dear Kat Lay,

 

Your request for information relating to UCLH Foundation Trust has been
processed. Please accept our apologies for the lateness of our response to
your request. Unfortunately, additional time was required to ensure that
we were providing you with accurate information in response to your
request. Thank you for your patience, we hope that the delay did not cause
any inconvenience.

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

If you are not satisfied with the handling of your request you are
entitled to ask for an internal review by contacting:

 

The Director of Digital Services

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

2^nd floor, Maple House

149 Tottenham Court Road

London

W1T 7NF

 

[1][email address]

 

 

Please quote your reference number in any communication with us.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Theodora Brocke-Afful

Records Supervisor/FOIA, UCLH

 

Release of Information

2nd Floor B, Maple House

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust,149 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7DN

 

Telephone: 0203 447 4773

Email: [2][email address]

 

We are committed to delivering
top-quality patient care, excellent
education and world class research

safety kindness teamwork improving

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| [7]Contact UCLH
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