HC Investigation Report inmto WLMHT

D. Speers made this Freedom of Information request to Care Quality Commission

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please can I have a copy of the Healthcare Commission's Investigation Report into West London Mental Health Trust. I believe since HC remit ended, CQC have committed to publication and I would like information please on the proposed publication date please.

Yours faithfully,

D. Speers

D. Speers left an annotation ()

This investigation report is ready for publication and relates to patient safety at West London Mental Health Trust ....and the wider area! Earl Howe (Lord Darzi's opposite in Parliament ) has committed to writing to CQC in the light of Lord Darzi's answer to written questions which Lord Howe feels are insufficient.
There is also an investigation report into a fatal incident at Broadmoor Report outstanding and as WLMHT are in charge of management of Broadmoor too then the faster we can access these documents the more we can affect patient safety.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Care Quality Commission's handling of my FOI request 'HC Investigation Report into WLMHT'as i remain concerned that your response is not within FOI guidance.

Please review your comments on the reason why exemption is being sought under Section 22.

As stated on my request into remit of the MHAC, you have also responded to my request for access to a copy of the HC Investigation Report into WLMHT in particular. Thank you for your information on how many investigations CQC inherited from HC.

Specifically, you are claiming exemption from discloure under section 22 of the FOI Act 2000 and if your are using that I believe you should also be providing me with a list of points for and against disclosure and reasons as to how an overall balance was reached in your decision?

The FOI guidelines state: "Information that is of "Public Interest", means that it is in the something which serves the interests of the public, not something that might be interesting!

I believe as a public authority you have to decide whether in this case, your decision serves the interests of the public better to withhold or to disclose information. I do not believe your comment on public interest has been interpretated as per specific FOI guideance in the reference to Public Interest Test and I am asking for more details on how you reached your decision and also a full timetable for release to determine whether your decision can be considered reasonable or not.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/hc...

Yours sincerely,

D. Speers

D. Speers left an annotation ()

Section 22 exemption is being claimed again and the ICO have also published a guide on Section 22.

These links may be useful:

http://foiwiki.com/foiwiki/index.php/Sec...
- http://foiwiki.com/foiwiki/index.php/Pub...
- http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/l...

D. Speers left an annotation ()

I have heard that Earl Howe is intending to write to CQC re the publication of this HC Report as the term 'late summer' is too ambiguous.

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email of 12th June 2009 in which you request an internal review of the
handling of your request regarding 'HC investigation report into WLMHT'. We aim to deal
With your appeal as soon as possible and in any event within 20 days following receipt.
This means that you should expect to receive our response by 2nd July 2009.

Kind Regards

Tallulah

Tallulah Sutherland-Spedding
Information Access Officer
Information Governance Team
Care Quality Commission
Finsbury Tower
103-105 Bunhill Row
London
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Email: [email address]
Direct Tel: 020 7448 1766
Internal Tel: 3816

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Information Access, Care Quality Commission

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Dear Ms Speers

Please find the attached response to your request for an internal review.

Best Wishes

Information Access Officer
Information Governance Team
Care Quality Commission
Finsbury Tower
103-105 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TG


Tel: 03000 616161

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D. Speers left an annotation ()

The Care Quality Commission have committed to publication of the HC Investigation Report into patient Safety at WLMHT. The Report is due to be placed on CQC site on the morning of Mon 21st July ......not sure what time or for how long! http://www.cqc.org.uk/publications.cfm?w...

Dear Information Access,

Just to let you know that I now have the date of Mon 21st July as publication date for the HC Investigation Report into Patient safety at WLMHT. The report will be placed on CQC website on the morning of that date.....but I am not sure what time or for how long (maybe you could help with this query please?)

Just to thank you for your help with this and for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Dee Speers

Lok, Kim, Care Quality Commission

Dear Sir/Madam.

Thank you for your further email on this matter.

I am informed that the WLMHT report will be published on the Commission's website shortly after midnight on 21 July 2009.

Yours sincerely

Kim Lok
Information Governance Manager
Secretariat - Information Governance Team
Care Quality Commission
Finsbury Tower
103-105 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TG

Email: [email address]
Direct Tel: 020 7448 1765
Internal Tel: 3815

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, should be sent to: [Care Quality Commission request email]

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Dear Lok, Kim,

Many thanks for your prompt response and my apologies, I have made an error in that the 21st July is Tuesday not Monday.
So to confirm:
The WLMHT Report will be published "shortly after midnight on 21 July 2009." That's the midnight going into 21st I assume aka Tuesday early morning....am I correct?

Please also advise: How long will the Report remain online?

Many thanks, I appreciate your time.

Yours sincerely,

Dee Speers

Lok, Kim, Care Quality Commission

Dear Ms Speers,

Apologies if my reply was ambiguous.

Yes, that is indeed correct.

Regards.

Kim Lok
Information Governance Manager
Secretariat - Information Governance Team
Care Quality Commission
Finsbury Tower
103-105 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TG

Email: [email address]
Direct Tel: 020 7448 1765
Internal Tel: 3815

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, should be sent to: [Care Quality Commission request email]

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Dear Lok, Kim,

Thank you...not not ambiguous at all, its just I have seen misinterpretation of midnight before and I tend to be a bit pedantic now.....its more me than you!

Any news on how long the Report will remain online?

Thanks again, I appreciate your help.

Yours sincerely,

Dee Speers

Lok, Kim, Care Quality Commission

Dear Ms Speers,

Thank you for your message.

Reports, once published, remain on the corporate website indefinitely.

This is likely to be the position with the WLMHT report as well.

Yours sincerely

Kim Lok
Information Governance Manager
Secretariat - Information Governance Team
Care Quality Commission
Finsbury Tower
103-105 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TG

Email: [email address]
Direct Tel: 020 7448 1765
Internal Tel: 3815

Statutory requests for information made pursuant to access to information legislation, such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000, should be sent to: [Care Quality Commission request email]

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Dear Lok, Kim,

Can I thank you for your time and confirm I now have a copy of the Report, prior to publication tonight, from the CQC Investigation manager Margaret McGlynn.

With regard to your recent response, thank you for confirming the length of time Reports generally remain online and that it is 'likely to be the position that the HC Investigation into West London Mental Health Trust will as well'

If I was being pedantic I would seek more clarity on the word 'likely' but I shall accept this response with good grace and trust the investigation report will be freely available for the public to access for the foreseeable future.

Thank you again
Yours sincerely,

D. Speers