Health & Social Care data missing from 2019-20 Supplier payments over £500

nikhil prabhu made this Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Your transparency site seems to be missing HSC data for Apr to Dec 2019 (9 months).
Kindly request you to please furnish us this information.

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Link: [1]File-List

Dear Mr Prabhu

 

Your request for information ref. SOT87755

 

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Thank you for your request for health and social care transparency data
for April to December 2019.  Your request was received by the Information
Rights Team on 02 April 2020.  This is being dealt with under the terms of
the appropriate Information Rights legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will be required to pay this before we deal
with your request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 04
May 2020 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[3]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [4]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent 

t 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

e [5][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

 

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Being a foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and
spare time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life.

Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council offers a rewarding career with
comprehensive training and guidance. [6]Click here for more information.

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [7]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
hands at the touch of a button. Available in the [8]App Store and on
[9]Google Play

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References

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1. file:///tmp/cid:filelist.xml@01D60907.BBD9C300
2. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/dat...
3. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/
4. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection
5. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
6. https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...
7. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount
8. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-stoke...
9. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Link: [1]File-List

Dear Mr Prabhu

 

Further to your recent information request our officers have asked if you
could tell us what information you believe is missing.  Our finance
colleagues have checked several of the reports for the HSC information
have advised that the information is included.  Please advise if you are
looking for something specific and we will continue to look into this for
you.

 

We look forward to hearing from you so that we can continue to process
your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights Team

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Housing and Customer Services Directorate

Civic Centre   Glebe Street   Stoke-on-Trent   ST4 1HH

Phone: 01782 232853, 233020, 233732, 235965

Email: [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 02 April 2020 16:00
To: '[FOI #657629 email]'
Subject: Your request for information ref. SOT87755

 

Dear Mr Prabhu

 

Your request for information ref. SOT87755

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |
| |
|Due to the current unprecedented circumstances we must make you aware |
|that the City Council’s response to your request for information may be |
|delayed. Although the Team is doing its utmost to ensure business |
|continuity, changes in the way we work may cause delays for some |
|requests. If your request is likely to be delayed we will let you know |
|and keep you informed of progress. |
| |
|  |
| |
|Please the Information Commissioner’s guidance relating to coronavirus |
|via this link - |
| |
|[3]https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/dat...
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Thank you for your request for health and social care transparency data
for April to December 2019. Your request was received by the Information
Rights Team on 02 April 2020. This is being dealt with under the terms of
the appropriate Information Rights legislation.

 

In some circumstances we may charge for information. If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will be required to pay this before we deal
with your request.

 

Some information does not have to be released under this legislation. We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible. If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 04
May 2020 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory deadline.

 

For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[4]www.stoke.gov.uk.

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

You can find details of how we handle your personal information by
visiting [5]www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

Floor 2 Civic Centre Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH

City of Stoke-on-Trent

t 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

e [6][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

 

 

 

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Being a foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and
spare time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life.

Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council offers a rewarding career with
comprehensive training and guidance. [7]Click here for more information.

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [8]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
hands at the touch of a button. Available in the [9]App Store and on
[10]Google Play

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References

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1. file:///tmp/cid:filelist.xml@01D60E8F.BB3E41E0
2. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
3. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/dat...
4. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/
5. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/dataprotection
6. mailto:[Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
7. https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...
8. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount
9. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-stoke...
10. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...

Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response.

We believe payments made to Fostering Agencies are mainly missing.

Payments to suppliers who provide a service in Health and Social Care seem to be missing. If it would help, these would include all suppliers falling under the categories :-

1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to the Council
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This would include suppliers who provide care under each of below -
a. Children's Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
b. Adult Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
c. Elderly Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services

We would appreciate it if you could please look into this for us.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Link: [1]File-List

Thank you for your email.

 

Our office is now closed until Tuesday 14 April.  Your enquiry will be
dealt with on our return.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Civic Centre

Glebe Street

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 1HH

 

Winner – UK Housing Awards Council of the Year 2019

Being a foster carer is truly life changing. If you have a spare room and
spare time, even as little as one weekend a month, you can make a real
difference to a child’s life.

Fostering for Stoke-on-Trent City Council offers a rewarding career with
comprehensive training and guidance. [2]Click here for more information.

Manage your council tax online and sign up for paperless billing with our
new online account at [3]www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount - and access it
using the MyStoke app, putting fly-tipping, and litter reporting in your
hands at the touch of a button. Available in the [4]App Store and on
[5]Google Play

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References

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1. file:///tmp/cid:filelist.xml@01D60E93.278E31E0
2. https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20044/fost...
3. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/onlineaccount
4. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-stoke...
5. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Nikhil,

Thank you for your email. We have spoken with our finance team and they have advised they have viewed the reports and are able to find the information you are requesting. They have asked if it would be easier if they could have a telephone call with you so they can assist you in locating the information you require. If this is agreeable to you then please could you provide the best contact number to get you on.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights Team
 
Information Rights
City of Stoke-on-Trent
Floor 2  Civic Centre  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965
E: [Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response. Based on your feedback, we will now double-check the data & get back to you if we need your further assistance.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear FOI,

On checking https://www.stoke.gov.uk/directory/27/da... I do see that for 2019; only reports for Jan, Apr & Dec are published (& do contain HSC data). Could you please let me know where the rest of the months are uploaded? It would be nice if the site was categorized to appear a little more user friendly.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Nikhil

Thanks for your email.

One of our Finance colleagues has done a simple search of 'Transparency report 2019' and found reports for all months - https://www.stoke.gov.uk/site/scripts/go...

Would it be helpful if we asked one of them to contact you?

The comments regarding the site being made more 'user friendly' are noted.

Kind regards

Information Rights Team

Information Rights Team
City of Stoke-on-Trent
Housing and Customer Services Directorate
Civic Centre   Glebe Street   Stoke-on-Trent   ST4 1HH
Phone: 01782 232853, 233020, 233732, 235965
Email: [Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

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Dear FOI,

We appreciate your response & think it sufficient for now.
We feel our request has been answered satisfactorily & shall now close it out.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu