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

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

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Dear University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire 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

Freedom Of Information (RKB), University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Dear Kat,

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request received on 9th April 2018 . We are currently considering your request and anticipate getting back to you within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Heidi

Heidi Ludford
FOI and Access to Health Records Officer
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
CSB Room 20018
Clifford Bridge Road
Walsgrave
Coventry
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Freedom Of Information (RKB), University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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Dear Kat

 

Please see attached our response to your recent FOIA request.

 

Regards

 

Angela Selvam

FOI and Access to Health Records Officer

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

CSB Room 20018

Clifford Bridge Road

Walsgrave

Coventry

CV2 2DX

Internal   28761

Direct Line  024 76968761

 

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Any files attached to this email will have been checked by us with virus
detection software before transmission. You should

carry out your own virus checks before opening any attachment. UHCW
(University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust)

accepts no liability for any loss or damage which may be caused by
software viruses.

Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and do not
represent the views of the Trust unless explicitly stated.

The information contained in this email may be subject to public
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless

the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of
this email and your reply cannot be guaranteed.

Address: UHCW NHS Trust, Executive suite, 3rd Floor Rotunda, University
Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, CV2 2DX

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