Group B Strep guidelines, patient information materials, and rates of neonatal infection

Oliver Plumb made this Freedom of Information request to Barts Health NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 160 authorities

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The request was successful.

Dear Barts Health NHS Trust,

The charity Group B Strep Support is doing some research into group B Strep prevention policies, information provision, and types of GBS testing done across the UK.

Please would you fill in the spreadsheet found at https://gbss.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2...

Please let me know if any questions are unclear. To assist with responding to this FOI request, we would expect questions 1-6 and 8-9 to need input from the Midwifery/Obstetrics & Gynaecology department, while questions 10-14 will likely need input from the Microbiology department.

Please provide answers to the spreadsheet linked above in an Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Plumb

BARTSHEALTH, FOI (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Mr Plumb

Your Request for Information: FOI-0459-19

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Yours faithfully,

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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Hi,

My FOI request relating to group B Strep guidelines, patient information materials, and rates of neonatal infection has, by my reckoning, been delayed beyond the 20 working day timescale set out by the FOIA and ICO.

I would be very grateful if you could let me know on what date I will be receiving your reply please?

Yours sincerely,

Oliver Plumb

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Mr Plumb

We apologise for the delay in providing our response. Unfortunately, I am still waiting for some of the information and I can therefore not give you a date by which we will respond, but we hope to be able to respond shortly. If you prefer to receive information in stages, we can arrange this.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

Please note our new Freedom of Information email address – [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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Hi Maria,

Can I check on the status of my FOI request please? Is Barts in a position to respond fully?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks in advance,

Oliver

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Hi Oliver

Unfortunately, some information is still outstanding and I have chased this. I hope to be able to send you the response shortly.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

Please note our new Freedom of Information email address – [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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Hi Maria,

Can I, again, check on the status of my FOI request please? Is Barts in a position to respond fully? It has been over 4 months since the request was made.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks in advance,

Oliver

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Hi Oliver

We sincerely apologise for the delay in responding. We are just in the final stages and hope to be able to respond shortly.

We appreciate your patience.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

Please note our new Freedom of Information email address – [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear Mr Plumb

Please find attached the Trust's response to your request. We sincerely apologise for the delay.

Best wishes

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

Please note our new Freedom of Information email address – [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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