Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

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Dear The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

Ermine Amies

Dear The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Please acknowledge this request and advise when you can respond.

Thank you,

Yours,

Ermine Amies

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Please acknowledge this request.

Thank you,

Yours,

Ermine Amies

FREEDOM.INFORMATION (THE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ermine

Please find the attached letter as a response to your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Risk & Data Assurance Team

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

From: ICO Casework <[1][email address]>
Sent: 03 August 2021 15:33
To: FREEDOM.INFORMATION (THE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION
TRUST) <[2][email address]>
Subject: ICO Case Reference: IC-116696-Q7F2

 

3 August 2021 

Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) 

Complaint from Ermine Amies
Your reference: request of 6 February 2021 via WhatDoTheyKnow
ICO reference: IC-116696-Q7F2 

 

I write in connection with a complaint from the above individual about a
failure by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to respond
to the following information request:

 

"This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the
following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity
Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,”
including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please
redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to
either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or
2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you
claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in
broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be
entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out
connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact
assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind,
if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019;
(ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme
in the future, and if so which."

 

In connection with this request, please either: 

o Provide a substantive response to this request immediately and copy
that response to this office, or
o Confirm that a response to this request has already been sent and
provide a copy of that response to this office.

Please respond within 10 working days of the date of this email. If we do
not receive a response from you within 10 working days of the date of this
email, a decision notice finding a breach of the FOIA and compelling you
to respond to the request will be issued. 

 

Thank you in anticipation. 

Yours sincerely,

Keeley Christine 
Case Officer 
Information Commissioner's Office

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
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Dear Freedom of Information Corporate Risk & Data Assurance Team,

Please re-send PDF of our submission for the Workplace Equality Index. It is inaccessible in your letter.

Yours sincerely,

Ermine Amies

FREEDOM.INFORMATION (THE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Thank you for contacting the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust.

 

Please accept this email as acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information
request. 

 

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FREEDOM.INFORMATION (THE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ermine,

Thank you for your email. Please see letter below and pdf attachment from the letter sent on 31st August 2021.

Our Ref: CD/DB/DS/FOI IC-116696-Q7F2

26th August 2021

Ermine Amies
Via email to: [email address]
cc: [email address]

Dear Ermine

Re: FOI Request Information about Dealings with StoneWall

I refer to your request for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You requested the following information:

Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.
Please find attached PDF of our submission for the Workplace Equality Index. Personal identifiable details have been removed. Please note this is a large file.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.
The trust received feedback on their scores, however this is exempt under S(2)40 of the Freedom of Information Act because the content relates to “personal identifiable data for staff who were discussing their own personal experiences of working in the trust, discussions which they would expect to remain between the parties involved.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).
The only other communication received from Stonewall during this period was a reminder to advise that the index was open for submissions.

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).
The trust have not carried out an EIA of our submission.

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.
The trust paid £6000 + VAT for a 3 year stonewall membership in 2020.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which."
Our current membership does not expire until 2023, a decision whether to renew will be made closer to the time.

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If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint, or request a review of our decision, you should write to The Patient Relations Manager, Patient Relations Department, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, or email the Freedom of Information Team at [email address].

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Patient Relations Department. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Caroline Docking
Assistant Chief Executive

Kind regards

Freedom of Information
Corporate Risk & Data Assurance Team
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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