Hospital Chaplaincy Procedures

Susan Davis made this Freedom of Information request to Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to request the following information on standards, policies and procedures relating to hospital chaplains in your Trust.

Could you please:

1. tell me whether policies or procedures exist to:

a. establish whether a patient admitted to any of your hospitals does or does not wish to receive contact from a hospital chaplain

b. ensure that patients (or their visitors, next-of-kin etc.) do not received unsolicited contact from chaplains

c. safeguard patients’ personal and medical data such that hospital chaplains by default do not have access to it

d. ensure that hospital chaplains, when given access to patient data, do not share any of it with third parties

If you answered yes to any of the above, please could you provide me with copies of the relevant policies or procedures

2. outline your approach for monitoring adherence to the policies and procedures above

3. provide me with a summary of the results of this monitoring for the last five years, including rates of compliance with the policies and procedures, and severity of any non-compliance events

4. provide me with details of any action taken in respect of any non-compliance identified (e.g. tightening of procedures, disciplinary action – in the latter case, taking care not to disclose any personal information)

Please could you release this information in electronic form by email via this WhatDoTheyKnow request.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Davis

Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Susan,

Thank you for your enquiry. As per the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will be sent a response within twenty working days i.e. 24th April 2013.

For any further correspondence please quote the reference shown above in the subject line.

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist & RA Agent
Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
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Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Susan
The Trust does not employ any Chaplains , so doesn't have any Trust policies or procedures in relation to Chaplaincy.

If an Inpatient requests to see a hospital chaplains the wards will have a list of local contacts for religious leaders.

I hope this answers your FOI. If you are unhappy with the way the Trust has handled your request, you may ask for an internal review by contacting the FOI Lead at [email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
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Cheshire SK9 5AF
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Regards

Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist & RA Agent
Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
01524 405181 or 07507 856966
0 [email address] or [email address]
s Victoria House, Thornton Road, Morecambe, LA4 5QG or
Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW
Fax: 01524-400357
PLEASE NOTE: I am on annual leave 1st March; 17-24th May; 9-16th July; 30th Aug-2nd Sept
My core hours are 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.

Just to remind you that Information Governance Training is Mandatory for everyone who uses a PC or handles Personal Identifiable Information (PID.)
The training is not optional – if you have not received a username and password by email to access the training please contact either myself by e-mail or Michelle Brammah ([email address])

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Dear FoI Team,

Thank you for your reply.

Susan