Elective Recovery Taskforce

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Dear Sir or Madam

I am writing to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

With reference to the Elective Recovery Taskforce announced by the Department on 7 December 2022 and its associated terms of reference (https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/ele... ):

1) Please provide the "final report with recommendations" and the associated "implementation plan"

2) Please provide minutes of meetings held

I look forward to your answer within the timelines outlined in the Act.

Yours faithfully,
Conrad Park

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Park,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1456947).

Yours sincerely, 

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Reference: FOI-1456947

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'Elective Recovery Taskforce'.

1) Section 22 exemption

Regarding the publication of the taskforce report, I note that you have cited Section 22 of the FOI Act (plans for future publication), but have not indicated the date or required circumstances for publication. As you may be aware, the ICO suggests that this exemption may be applied when one of the following conditions apply:

- there is a publication deadline; or
- publication will take place once other actions have been completed; or
- publication will take place by reference to other related events; or
- there is a draft publication schedule that hasn’t been finalised.

I request that you review your response and, if the exemption is upheld, please confirm the conditions under which publication will occur.

2) Section 35 exception

I am requesting an internal review, with particular focus on the public interest test, which I think has overlooked some important points in favour of disclosure.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,
Conrad Park

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Park,

Your requested internal review of FOI-1456947 is now complete. Please see
the attached letter for the outcome.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Internal Reviews
Department of Health and Social Care

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