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Dear NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership,
I wish to make an FOI request, as set out under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please can your organisation provide the following information:

a) The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not include general HR managers.

b) Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with your data preferences.

c) In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation which have been committed to attending equality training programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in attendance for the course). If unable to provide please mark as N/A in your return.

Please can this information be returned to me within 20 working days.
If your organisation does not hold information in relation to any of the letters please file as N/A and provide the rest of the information that you do hold.

Yours faithfully,

Art Lightfoot

(80 Arrol House, London, SE1 6QL)

Tim Knifton (NWSSP - Information Governance), NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Dear Mr Lightfoot,

Thank you for your email, please note that we have allocated reference 56-22 to your request.

We will be in touch within the prescribed time limits set out under the Act.

Regards,
 
Tim Knifton, MSc Gwybodeg Iechyd/Health Informatics
Rheolwr Rheoli Gwybodaeth/Information Governance Manager
Partneriaeth Cydwasanaethau GIG Cymru/NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership   
e-bost/ email: [email address]
Rhyngrwyd • Internet: www.nwssp.wales.nhs.uk
Twitter: @nwssp

Mae PCGC yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg neu Saesneg.
NWSSP welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English.

'Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau sy'n cyd-fynd gyda’r e-bost hwn, ddim ond ar gyfer defnydd priodol y derbynnydd/ion, a gall gynnwys gwybodaeth sy'n freintiedig, yn gyfrinachol neu eithriedig rhag cael ei ddatgelu. Os nad yw'r darllenydd yn dderbynnydd a fwriadwyd i dderbyn yr e-bost, gwaherddir unrhyw ddatgeliad, dosbarthiad neu unrhyw gamau eraill y cymerwyd neu sydd heb gael eu cymryd gan ddibynnu arno, a gallai fod yn anghyfreithlon. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn trwy gamgymeriad, dilewch o'ch system ac yn rhowch wybod i'r anfonwr ar unwaith. Bydd y sawl sy’n datgelu unrhyw wybodaeth heb awdurdod i ddatgelu’r wybodaeth a gynhwysir yn yr e-bost yn cael eu gwahardd yn llym.’

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Tim Knifton (NWSSP - Information Governance), NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Dear Mr Lightfoot,

 

Following my earlier acknowledgement to your request dated the 17th
November 2022, I now take this opportunity to provide the following
response. Your questions and the answer to each, are provided below for
ease of reference.

 

You asked:

 

 a. The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE),
that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality,
diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst
other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project
managers” but would not include general HR managers.

 

Response: There are currently no roles wholly focussed on Equality,
Diversity and Inclusion. The following is currently in place:

 

              Specialist OD Facilitator – Culture and Inclusion (Band 6) –
the post holder currently spends approx. 50% of their time on EDI
activity.

              

Other EDI activity is undertaken by the Corporate Services Manager (Band
6) who leads on Equality Integrated Impact Assessments for NWSSP and this
takes up 10% of their role.

 

 b. Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined
total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in
accordance with your data preferences.

 

Response: The salary for these roles is currently a Band 6 (£33,706 -
£40,588).

 

 c. In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your
organisation which have been committed to attending equality training
programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants.
(staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the
number of staff in attendance for the course). If unable to provide
please mark as N/A in your return

 

Response:

 

Name Date Number of Length of Total Total
attendees event/session hours Working
days
(based
on 7.5
hours)
Deaf Awareness 05/04/2022 18 3 hours 54 7.2
Dyslexia 05/10/2022 14 2 hours 28 3.7
Awareness
Unconscious 09/11/2022 25 4 hours 100 13.3
Bias
NHS Wales 29/11/2021-28/11/2022 2,666 35 minutes 1,555 207.4
Mandatory
Training

Treat me
fairly
(Equality,
Diversity and
Human Rights)
Total       1737 231.6

 

I trust that this is a satisfactory response.

 

Under Section 16 (advise and assist) we have facilitated your request and
have followed our processes to ensure that you have been provided with a
response.

 

Should you be dissatisfied with the process followed then you have the
right to request that we conduct an internal review. If you would like us
to conduct such a review, please contact us within two months of the date
of this response to my email address below: 

 

FOI- Internal Review Request

[1][email address]

 

If you are still dissatisfied following the Internal Review, you have the
right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) to appeal
against the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

2nd Floor, Churchill House,

17 Churchill Way, CF10 2HH

Email: [2][email address]

Website: [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Tim Knifton, MSc Gwybodeg Iechyd/Health Informatics

Rheolwr Rheoli Gwybodaeth/Information Governance Manager

Partneriaeth Cydwasanaethau GIG Cymru/NHS Wales Shared Services
Partnership   

e-bost/ email: [4][email address]

Rhyngrwyd • Internet: [5]www.nwssp.wales.nhs.uk

Twitter: @nwssp

 

Mae PCGC yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg neu Saesneg.

NWSSP welcomes correspondence in Welsh or English.

 

'Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau sy'n cyd-fynd gyda’r e-bost hwn, ddim
ond ar gyfer defnydd priodol y derbynnydd/ion, a gall gynnwys gwybodaeth
sy'n freintiedig, yn gyfrinachol neu eithriedig rhag cael ei ddatgelu. Os
nad yw'r darllenydd yn dderbynnydd a fwriadwyd i dderbyn yr e-bost,
gwaherddir unrhyw ddatgeliad, dosbarthiad neu unrhyw gamau eraill y
cymerwyd neu sydd heb gael eu cymryd gan ddibynnu arno, a gallai fod yn
anghyfreithlon. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn trwy gamgymeriad,
dilewch o'ch system ac yn rhowch wybod i'r anfonwr ar unwaith. Bydd y sawl
sy’n datgelu unrhyw wybodaeth heb awdurdod i ddatgelu’r wybodaeth a
gynhwysir yn yr e-bost yn cael eu gwahardd yn llym.’

 

‘This e-mail and any files that accompany it are intended only for the
appropriate use of the addressee/s, and may contain information that is
privileged, confidential or exempt from disclosure. If the reader is not
an intended recipient, any disclosure, distribution or any action taken or
omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful.
If you have received this e-mail in error, please delete it from your
system and notify the sender immediately. Any unauthorised disclosure of
the information contained in this e-mail is strictly prohibited, as is use
or application of its contents other than for its intended purpose’

 

 

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