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

Kat Lay made this Freedom of Information request to Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 225 authorities

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Dear Central London Community 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, Request (CENTRAL LONDON COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Kat Lay

 

Ref No: FOI/2018/079

 

Thank you for your email. Your request is being dealt with under the terms
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty
working days. 

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact us.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Kind regards,

 

FOI Request Team (CENTRAL LONDON COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST)
[Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust request email]

 

 

 

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FOI, Request (CENTRAL LONDON COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Kat Lay

 

With reference to your request for information, dated 9^th April 2018 made
under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act, I am writing to
inform you of the outcome of your information request.

 

You asked the following:

 

*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.

 

 

Our response: ( In red)

 

*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)? 0

 

*How many people working at the trust have been subject to disciplinary
proceedings for their use of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram)? 0

 

 

This completes our response to your request for information. If you are
unhappy with our response, please write to us giving your reasons and we
will address them. If you remain dissatisfied you are entitled to appeal
to the Information Commissioner:

 

Customer Contact

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

http://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/repor...

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance and Freedom Of Information Facilitator

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Christopher Ward, St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Exmoor Street,

London W10 6DZ

Tel: 0208 102 5005 Extn: 8425302 

 Web [1]www.clch.nhs.uk

 

 

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