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Dear Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust,

FHFT Policy for Equality Act 2010 and Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Patients

Under the Freedom Of Information Act, can you please provide the following information specific to FHFT Policy and Procedures for FHFT' Patients in respect of FHFT duties and obligations under the Equalities Act 2010 to include (but not restricted to) FHFT Policies and Procedures for making Reasonable Adjustments for FHFT' Disabled Patients ["Act"]:

1. Does FHFT have a Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act?

2. In the event that FHFT does have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act, what date was that introduced/ brought into force by FHFT?

3. In the event that FHFT does have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act, what is the total number of FHFT staff that have received formal training course(s) on FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures? Please also break down that total number into the number for each FHFT site?

4. In the event that FHFT does have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act, who is the FHFT Board member (or senior management if not a Board member) head Accountable Officer within FHFT for this under the Act? Please also provide their full name, role, direct contact details to include direct telephone number and direct email address?

5. In the event that FHFT does not have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act, which FHFT Board member (or senior management if not a Board member) is the head Accountable Officer within FHFT for that? Please also provide their full name, role, direct contact details to include direct telephone number and direct email address?

6. Does FHFT have a Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make Reasonable Adjustments for FHFT Disabled Patients covered under the Act?

7. In the event that FHFT does have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make Reasonable Adjustments for FHFT Disabled Patients covered under the Act, what date was that introduced/ brought into force by FHFT?

8. In the event that FHFT does have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make Reasonable Adjustments for FHFT Disabled Patients covered under the Act, what is the total number of FHFT staff that have received formal training course(s) on FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures? Please also break down that total number into the number for each FHFT site?

9. In the event that FHFT does have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make Reasonable Adjustments for FHFT Disabled Patients covered under the Act, who is the FHFT Board member (or senior management if not a Board member) head Accountable Officer within FHFT for this under the Act? Please also provide their full name, role, direct contact details to include direct telephone number and direct email address?

10. In the event that FHFT does not have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to make Reasonable Adjustments for FHFT Disabled Patients covered under the Act, which FHFT Board member (or senior management if not a Board member) is the head Accountable Officer within FHFT for that? Please also provide their full name, role, direct contact details to include direct telephone number and direct email address?

11. Please provide a copy of FHFT Governance Policy and procedures Document(s) for FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act? Please include all Governance meeting minutes for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, 2018 and 2019?

12. Please provide a copy of FHFT' Policy and procedures Document(s) for FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act? Please include all FHFT Policy meeting minutes for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, 2018 and 2019?

13. Please provide a copy of FHFT Governance Policy and procedures Document(s) for FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for FHFT' Disabled Patients covered under the Act? Please include all Governance meeting minutes for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, 2018 and 2019?

14. Please provide a copy of FHFT' Policy and procedures Document(s) for FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for FHFT' Disabled Patients covered under the Act? Please include all FHFT Policy meeting minutes for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, 2018 and 2019?

15. Please confirm the total number of FHFT disabled patients that FHFT made Reasonable Adjustments for those Patient's disabilities under the Equality Act 2010 for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, 2018 and 2019? Can you also please provide a breakdown of the total FHFT number for each FHFT site for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, 2018 and 2019?

16. In the event that FHFT does not have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act, can FHFT please confirm the target date for FHFT to introduce and bring into force a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act, and which FHFT Board member (or senior management if not a Board member) is the head Accountable Officer within FHFT for that? Please also provide their full name, role, direct contact details to include direct telephone number and direct email address?

17. In the event that FHFT does not have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for FHFT Disabled Patients covered under the Act, can FHFT please confirm the target date for FHFT to introduce and bring into force a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act, and which FHFT Board member (or senior management if not a Board member) is the head Accountable Officer within FHFT for that? Please also provide their full name, role, direct contact details to include direct telephone number and direct email address?

18. In the event that FHFT does not have a FHFT Patient specific Policy and formal procedures in force for meeting its duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 for all categories of patients covered under the Act, and specifically for FHFT Disabled Patients covered under the Act where request(s) for Reasonable Adjustments under the Act are either not appropriately considered by FHFT and/ or not met by FHFT, can FHFT please confirm the full complaints procedures within FHFT for seeking remedy to this, together with the full details of all parties out with FHFT who may be contacted in order to seek appropriate remedy is carried out by FHFT itself? In each case/ entity, please provide the name and title of the person(s) responsible together with their direct contact details. to include but not limited to, each person(s) direct telephone number, direct email address and any postal address details?

19. Has FHFT ever received any complaints about any failure(s) to comply with anything covered under the Equality Act 2010? In the event FHFT have received any complaints please provide the specific number and categories (e.g. disability discrimination - to include and to be broken down by all protected categories of person(s) under the Act of complaints received by FHFT for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, 2018 and 2019?

20. Has FHFT ever been the subject of investigation by any Authority (to include but not limited to any Regulator, Ombudsman, Police) and/ or any the subject of any legal proceedings in respect of any and all failures by FHFT to comply with the duties and obligations outlined under the 2010 Equality Act? In the event FHFT has ever been the subject of investigation by any Authority (to include but not limited to any Regulator, Ombudsman, Police) and/ or any the subject of any legal proceedings in respect of any and all failures by FHFT to comply with the duties and obligations outlined under the 2010 Equality Act, please provide the specific number and categories (e.g. disability discrimination - to include and to be broken down by all protected categories of person(s) under the Act, broken down by Authority category (and Authority body within that) and/ or any legal proceedings; to also identify the number and category of cases where FHFT was found to be in breach of the Equality Act 2101 together with details of what remedy and/ or recourse occurred in each individual case where that was so for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2107, 2018 and 2019?

Yours faithfully,

Mr. RASD

WINDER, Ian (FRIMLEY HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

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