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

Kat Lay made this Freedom of Information request to Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 225 authorities

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Dear Bradford District Care 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

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request.

Kind Regards
Information Governance and Records Management
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, New Mill, Victoria Road, Shipley, BD18 3LD
Telephone: 01274 363629

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The e-mail accompanying this transmission contains information from Bradford District Care Foundation Trust, which is confidential and privileged for the use of the named recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you receive this transmission in error, would you please notify us by telephone immediately on 01274 363636. Please destroy and delete the message from your computer or IT system.
Although this e-mail and any attachments are believed to be free of virus, or any other defect which might affect any computer or IT system into which they are received and opened, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that they are virus free. No responsibility is accepted by Bradford District Care Foundation Trust for any loss or damage arising in any way from receipt and does not accept responsibility for changes made to this message after it was sent.

The e-mail accompanying this transmission contains information from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, which is confidential and privileged for the use of the named recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you receive this transmission in error, would you please notify us by telephone immediately on 01274 251 251. Please destroy and delete the message from your computer or IT system. Although this e-mail and any attachments are believed to be free of virus, or any other defect which might affect any computer or IT system into which they are received and opened, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that they are virus free. No responsibility is accepted by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust for any loss or damage arising in any way from receipt and does not accept responsibility for changes made to this message after it was sent. Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.