Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

The request was partially successful.

Dear Barts Health NHS 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.

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Yours faithfully,

J Whitby-Fretwell

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Updated message February 2021:  

 

Please be aware that the Trust is experiencing significant operational
pressures in this wave of Covid-19. We may take longer than usual to
respond to your request and would encourage you to withdraw it if your
request is not time-sensitive or if you realise that you no longer require
the information that you have requested.   

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Updated message February 2021:

Please be aware that the Trust is experiencing significant operational pressures in this wave of Covid-19. We may take longer than usual to respond to your request and would encourage you to withdraw it if your request is not time-sensitive or if you realise that you no longer require the information that you have requested.

Dear J Whitby-Fretwell

Your Request for Information: FOI-0108-21

Thank you for your recent request for information. This will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

The FOI Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess the material and if any of the exemption categories apply, then the information may not be released. We will tell you if that is so. If the information you request refers to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. We will let you know if that is the case and give you an indication of the timescale for providing the information. There may be a fee payable for the information you have requested. The fee must be paid before the information is released. We will inform you if this is the case.

Information that we may provide in response to the FOI Act request will be subject to copyright protection. You may ask if you can re-use the information, perhaps for commercial purposes. Without the necessary permission you can breach our copyright. To enquire about re-using Trust information, please write to us at the above address or e-mail [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

If you have any queries then please contact us at [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

If you are dissatisfied with how your request has been handled, please contact the Freedom of Information Team to see if your concerns can be addressed informally.

Alternatively, you can contact the Head of Information Governance & Data Protection Officer.

Postal address:
Head of Information Governance
& Data Protection Officer
Barts Health NHS Trust,
Information Governance
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with how we have responded, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner (Tel: 01625 545 745). Details are shown at www.ico.org.uk.

Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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J Whitby-Fretwell

Dear Barts Health NHS Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Barts Health NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Information about your dealings with Stonewall #DontSubmitToStonewall'.

Your response is long overdue as my request was made in February.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

J Whitby-Fretwell

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear J Whitby-Fretwell,

Thank you for your email.

Please accept our sincere apologies that we have not yet provided you with a response. I should explain that we do not conduct internal reviews in cases where a response has not been issued. The internal reviews are carried out where a response has been issued and a decision made.

Please be reassured that although we have not classed this as a review, your request will be escalated to the Head of Information Governance and we will look into what the delay has been and try to get a response for you. We are hopeful as the pressure is reduced now we will be able to resolve matters for you.

Thank you for your patience, and once again, we are sorry for the length of time you have been waiting.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

Please note our new Freedom of Information email address – [Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear J Whitby-Fretwell

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your request. We are sorry for the delay in sending you a response.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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