Hospital Chaplaincy Procedures

Susan Davis made this Freedom of Information request to Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Leicestershire Partnership NHS 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

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Susan Davis

Freedom of Information Request REF: FOI/1213/485

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which we received today. We are processing your request and will respond to you shortly.

In the meantime, please find attached our leaflet offering guidance on our procedure for managing requests for information in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any queries please either respond to this email or contact me at the following address quoting the above REF number.

Yours sincerely,

Sylvia Saunders
Information Governance Administrator
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Lakeside House
4 Smith Way
Grove Park
LE19 1SS

Tel: 0116 295 7265

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Susan Davis,

Request under Freedom of Information Act 2000 REF: FOI/1213/485

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 25 March. Please find attached our response to your request.

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the above REF number.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Stait
Information Governance Team
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
First Floor North
Lakeside House
4 Smith Way
Grove Park
LE19 1SS
Telephone: (0116) 295 7290
[mobile number]
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