Employment of persons with autism

Mr Vaughan made this Freedom of Information request to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust,

I note from your 2014-15 annual report (appendix 3) that as of 31 March 2015, 5592 people were employed by your organisation, of whom 134 disclosed a disability. My requests are as follows:

1) Within the figure of 134 disabled employees, please can you provide a separate figure for the number of employees with autism (including Asperger syndrome).

2a) For the last three 12-month periods for which you have data, please can you provide figures for the number of new staff appointed by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, and the number of these new starters who declared a disability.

2b) For the same three 12-month periods, please can you provide separate figures for the number of new starters who declared a diagnosis of autism (including Asperger syndrome).

Yours faithfully,

Mr Vaughan

Jones Richard, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your request for information.

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Regards,

Freedom of Information Officer

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Cole Sophie, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your FOI request sent on 24^th April 2016. You asked:

 

I note from your 2014-15 annual report (appendix 3) that as of 31 March
2015, 5592 people were employed by your organisation, of whom 134
disclosed a disability. My requests are as follows:

 

1) Within the figure of 134 disabled employees, please can you provide a
separate figure for the number of employees with autism (including
Asperger syndrome).

 

2a) For the last three 12-month periods for which you have data, please
can you provide figures for the number of new staff appointed by
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, and the number of these new
starters who declared a disability.

 

2b) For the same three 12-month periods, please can you provide separate
figures for the number of new starters who declared a diagnosis of autism
(including Asperger syndrome).

 

 

Under Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I can
confirm that The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust holds
information that falls within the  definition in your request which is set
out below:

 

I note from your 2014-15 annual report (appendix 3) that as of 31 March
2015, 5592 people were employed by your organisation, of whom 134
disclosed a disability. My requests are as follows:

 

1) Within the figure of 134 disabled employees, please can you provide a
separate figure for the number of employees with autism (including
Asperger syndrome). *

 

2a) For the last three 12-month periods for which you have data, please
can you provide figures for the number of new staff appointed by
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, and the number of these new
starters who declared a disability. Please see attached spread sheet.

 

2b) For the same three 12-month periods, please can you provide separate
figures for the number of new starters who declared a diagnosis of autism
(including Asperger syndrome). *

 

* Information about members of staff with specific disabilities is not
held centrally as we do not hold this information. Such information could
only be obtained by manual review of personal files which are not held
centrally but are in the relevant departments and therefore the cost of
complying with the request would significantly exceed the appropriate
limit as set out in Section 12 of the Act. 

 

Please also find attached a briefing which explains your rights to request
a review by the Trust or to complain to the Information Commissioner’s
Office if you are not satisfied with the response from the Trust, and an
outline of the Trust’s policy on the Reuse of Public Sector Information.

 

We are also grateful for your feedback on your experience of submitting a
Freedom of Information request to the Trust and would welcome your
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number above in any future correspondence.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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Freedom of Information Officer

 

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