Hospital Chaplaincy Procedures

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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals 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

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Ms Davis

Thank you for your request for information concerning Hospital Chaplaincy
procedures.

Your request was received on 25^th March 2013 and I am dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, requiring me to
respond to you within 20 working days. 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number in the e-mail 'subject' box, in any
future communications.

Yours sincerely

 

Simon Grainger-Payne

Trust Secretary & FOI Lead

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

 

(    Tel:           0121 507 4994

È   Mobile:    07896 425196

6    Fax:          0121 507 5636

 

'  Executive Assistant: 0121 507 4847

 

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Regards

 

              Amanda

 

Executive Assistant to Mike Sharon, Interim Chief Executive

Executive Assistant to Richard Samuda, Chairman

Executive Assistant to Simon Grainger-Payne, Trust Secretary

 

(    Tel. 0121 507 4847

4    Fax. 0121 507 5636

,   [2][email address]

+    Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, The Corporate Suite
– Ward D29, City Hospital, 

         Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH

 

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Dear Sandwell Trust,

Please could you let me have an update on your progress in responding to my FoI request? I believe the 20 day limit has now passed.

Thank you,

Susan Davis

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Susan Davis        [1][FOI #154621 email]

 

Dear Susan

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request (Ref: SWBFOI (2/13)054)

 

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please find below the
answer to your questions concerning Hospital Chaplaincy Procedures.  

 

     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

-          There is NO policy in place. As part of the patient admission
process a patient religion status is captured.

    

     b. ensure that patients (or their visitors, next-of-kin etc.) do

     not received unsolicited contact from chaplains

-          No

 

     c. safeguard patients’ personal and medical data such that hospital

     chaplains by default do not have access to it

-          No

 

     d. ensure that hospital chaplains, when given access to patient

     data, do not share any of it with third parties

-          All employees are bound by the data protection Act and our
Information Governance

    

     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

-          Not applicable

    

     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

-          Not applicable

    

     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)

-          Not applicable

 

I hope that this response answers your request, however please let me know
if does not.

 

 

If you are unhappy with the Trust’s response you can appeal to:

 

Mike Sharon, Interim Chief Executive

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Management Centre

City Hospital

Dudley Road

Birmingham

B18 7QH

 

If you then remain dissatisfied, you have the right under section 50 of
the Freedom of Information Act to apply to the Information Commissioner to
seek resolution to the matter. Further details can be found on the
website: [2]http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Simon Grainger-Payne

Trust Secretary and Freedom of Information Lead

 

Note

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust manages the following
hospitals; City Hospital, the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC,
based on the City Hospital campus), the Birmingham Treatment Centre (BTC,
based on the City Hospital campus) Rowley Regis Hospital and Sandwell
General Hospital. Further information about the Trust is available on
[3]www.nhs.uk  or the Trust website [4]www.swbh.nhs.uk.

 

 

Regards

 

              Amanda

 

Executive Assistant to Toby Lewis, Chief Executive

Executive Assistant to Richard Samuda, Chairman

Executive Assistant to Simon Grainger-Payne, Trust Secretary

 

(    Tel. 0121 507 4847

4    Fax. 0121 507 5636

,   [5][email address]

+    Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, The Corporate Suite
– Ward D29, City Hospital, 

         Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH

 

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In the interests of the environment please think carefully before printing
this email

 

This communication contains information which is confidential and may also
be privileged. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipients. If
you are not the intended recipient, please note that any distribution,
copying or use of this communication or the information in it is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please
notify the sender immediately, delete the message and destroy any copies
of it from the computer.

 

From: SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS
TRUST)
Sent: 27 March 2013 12:03
To: Susan Davis
Subject: SWBFOI (3/13) 054- Freedom of Information request - Hospital
Chaplaincy Procedures

 

Dear Ms Davis

Thank you for your request for information concerning Hospital Chaplaincy
procedures.

Your request was received on 25^th March 2013 and I am dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, requiring me to
respond to you within 20 working days. 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number in the e-mail 'subject' box, in any
future communications.

Yours sincerely

 

Simon Grainger-Payne

Trust Secretary & FOI Lead

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

 

(    Tel:           0121 507 4994

È   Mobile:    07896 425196

6    Fax:          0121 507 5636

 

'  Executive Assistant: 0121 507 4847

 

8   E-mail: [8][email address]

 

P Please do not print this e-mail unless absolutely necessary

 

 

Regards

 

              Amanda

 

Executive Assistant to Mike Sharon, Interim Chief Executive

Executive Assistant to Richard Samuda, Chairman

Executive Assistant to Simon Grainger-Payne, Trust Secretary

 

(    Tel. 0121 507 4847

4    Fax. 0121 507 5636

,   [9][email address]

+    Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, The Corporate Suite
– Ward D29, City Hospital, 

         Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH

 

[10]Description: Description: 1

 

 

[11]Description: Description: 2

 

 

In the interests of the environment please think carefully before printing
this email

 

This communication contains information which is confidential and may also
be privileged. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipients. If
you are not the intended recipient, please note that any distribution,
copying or use of this communication or the information in it is strictly
prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please
notify the sender immediately, delete the message and destroy any copies
of it from the computer.

 

 

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