EPRR Patient care and support services

William Wetherell made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 125 authorities Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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William Wetherell

Dear Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I am conducting a study of the emergency preparedness of NHS Acute Trusts in England. I am using the emergency and disaster management module of the Hospital Safety Index checklist of the World Health Organisation. The study is part of an MSc in Crisis & Disaster Management at the University of Portsmouth.

Following a recent Information Commissioner’s decision, given here:

https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

I am writing regarding my final request for information about the Trust’s EPRR as part of my study. I would prefer to obtain this information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in order to ensure that all the information is cleared by the Trust to be made publicly available. However, if you wish I am happy to discuss my request directly. My e-mail address is [email address] .

Please note that this is a different request from my previous requests: “EPRR Coordination of emergency and disaster management activities”, “EPRR Planning”, “EPRR Communication and information management”, “EPRR Human Resources” and “EPRR Logistics”. Please also note I am making this request more than 60 working days after my request “EPRR Logistics”.

My final request is given below:

I am writing to request the following information. This information relates to the NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response Framework in general and section 10, “Cycle of preparedness”, in particular.

Please note that much of the information requested is only records of the existence of current procedures, training, resources and tests, and not the contents of the procedures, training, resources and tests themselves.

For clarity, to minimise the cost of my request and to prevent the disclosure of any sensitive information, I have enumerated the information I am requesting and specified how it could be provided.

If you do not hold some of this information then I ask you to confirm explicitly that you do not hold it.

Given the potentially sensitive nature of this information, I ask you to redact any exempt information instead of refusing disclosure. This would be in accordance with guidance on best practice from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Patient care and support services

Continuity of essential clinical support services

1. Any record of whether procedures exist to ensure operational continuity of essential clinical support or ancillary services (e.g. laboratory, radiology, pharmacy) during emergencies and disasters. (Can be answered yes / no.)

2. Any record of whether staff have been trained in the above procedures. (Can be answered yes / no.)

3. Any record of whether resources to implement the above procedures can be mobilized at all times. (Can be answered yes / no.)

Expansion of usable space for mass casualty incidents

4. Any record of whether procedures and resources exist to expand space and provide access to extra beds in mass casualty incidents. (Can be answered yes / no.)

5. Any record of whether staff have been trained in the above procedures. (Can be answered yes / no.)

6. The date(s) of the most recent test(s) of the above procedures. (Can be answered with a date or dates.)

Triage for major emergencies and disasters

7. Any record of whether space has been designated and procedures exist to carry out triage during emergencies and disasters. (Can be answered yes / no.)

8. Any record of whether staff have been trained in the above procedures. (Can be answered yes / no.)

9. The date(s) of the most recent test(s) of the above procedures. (Can be answered with a date or dates.)

Triage tags for mass casualty incidents

10. Any record the existence of triage tags for mass casualty incidents. (Can be answered yes / no.)

System for referral, transfer and reception of patients

11. Any record of whether procedures exist for the reception, referral and transfer of patients to and from other health facilities within and outside the geographical area where the hospital is located during emergencies and disasters. (Can be answered yes / no.)

12. Any record of whether staff have been trained in the above procedures. (Can be answered yes / no.)

13. The date(s) of the most recent test(s) of the above procedures. (Can be answered with a date or dates.)

Infection surveillance, prevention and control procedures

14. Any record of whether procedures exist for infection prevention and control during emergencies and disasters. (Can be answered yes / no.)

15. Any record of whether staff have been trained in the above procedures. (Can be answered yes / no.)

16. Any record of whether resources are available for implementation of the above procedures. (Can be answered yes / no.)

Psychosocial services

17. Any record of whether procedures exist for provision of psychosocial support, assessment and treatment services to patients, families and staff during emergencies and disasters. (Can be answered yes / no.)

18. Any record of whether staff have been trained in the above procedures. (Can be answered yes / no.)

19. Any record of whether resources are available for implementation of the above procedures. (Can be answered yes / no.)

Thank you for all your assistance with this study.

Yours faithfully

William Wetherell

SHD-FOI (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear William

Thank you for your request for information, received on 17th March.

Your request for information will be processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This Act gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by Public Authorities subject to certain conditions and exemptions. If you would like any more information on the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the information governance team, contact details above.

Your request will be processed as soon as possible. You should expect to receive a response by 15th April. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are required to deal with requests for information within 20 working days.

In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact with the information governance team, contact details listed above.

Yours sincerely,

Jesse Xander [email address]
Information Governance Coordinator

Jesse Xander, Information Governance Coordinator
Tel: 01223 256141, www.cuh.org.uk
Information Governance, Box 153
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ
The Trust is: part of the National Institute for Health Research - Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and a member of Cambridge University Health Partners
This email is confidential, see www.cuh.org.uk/email_disclaimer.html

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William Wetherell

Dear Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'EPRR Patient care and support services'. The Trust has not provided the information I requested within 20 working days.

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

William Wetherell

SHD-FOI (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear William Wetherell

With regard to your request for information, please see the attached response letter.

Regards
Information governance team

Belinda Bruty| Information Governance Support Manager
Tel: 01223 217768| Ext: 217768| www.cuh.org.uk
Information Governance| eHospital | Box number 153
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Addenbrooke's Hospital
Cambridge Biomedical Campus | Hills Road | Cambridge | CB2 0QQ
The Trust is: part of the National Institute for Health Research - Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre | and a member of Cambridge University Health Partners
This email is confidential, see www.cuh.org.uk/email_disclaimer.html

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William Wetherell

Dear Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'EPRR Patient care and support services'. The Trust has not provided some of the information I requested.

9. The date(s) of the most recent test(s) of the procedures to carry out triage during emergencies and disasters. (Can be answered with a date or dates.)

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

William Wetherell

William Wetherell

Dear Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

RE: Freedom of Information request - EPRR Patient care and support services 209.23

I am writing to ask when I am likely to receive a reply to my request of 5th May for an internal review please?

Yours faithfully

William Wetherell

SHD-FOI (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear William

With regard to your request for information, please see the attached internal review response letter, please accept our apologies for the delay in responding

Regards
Information governance team

Belinda Bruty| Information Governance Support Manager
Tel: 01223 217768| Ext: 217768| http://www.cuh.org.uk/
Information Governance| eHospital | Box number 153
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Addenbrooke's Hospital
Cambridge Biomedical Campus | Hills Road | Cambridge | CB2 0QQ
The Trust is: part of the National Institute for Health Research - Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre | and a member of Cambridge University Health Partners
This email is confidential, see http://www.cuh.org.uk/email_disclaimer.h...

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William Wetherell

Dear Ms Bruty

Thank you for this.

Yours sincerely

William Wetherell