Information on your dealings with Stonewall (2021/2022)

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Dear Public Health Wales,

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 (or intend to make) in 2021 or 2022 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 2021, or to date, from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2021 or 2022 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 2021; (ii) in 2022, 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,

L Ko

FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

Please read the following information. 

Thank you for your request for information. It is important to note that
Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is
an independent NHS Trust. This is NOT the same as NHS Wales. As an
organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards
and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce. In order
to save you time and effort, if your request concerns the activities of
local health provision such as Hospitals or GP practices, please refer
your request to your Local Health Board. If your query is in relation to a
wider NHS Wales issue, then please refer your request to Welsh


You will appreciate that at this time our organisation is under
considerable pressure in dealing with the response to the pandemic and
trying to ensure that we do all that we can to keep the public safe. We
are currently receiving a great many requests for information, and on many
occasions the information that is requested is actually in the public
domain. If you are thinking of making a request for information it may be
the case that you can access the information more quickly by accessing  

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If the information has been requested previously then it may have been
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In many cases a little simple research will turn up the information that
is required, and so I would ask you to consider your request carefully and
ask yourself if you have taken all reasonable steps to research the
answers to your question yourself. If you have, then please ask yourself
if your request is really necessary at this time, bearing in mind that
finding the information that you require may take resource away from our
primary function which is protecting the public. 

If you have done all that you think you reasonably can and your request
cannot be delayed, then please reply confirming that you have read this
notice and we will attempt to process your request as soon as we can.
Please note however that there may be a delay in responding as all of our
staff are currently very stretched. Also if responding to your request
would significantly detract from our primary function at the moment then
we may regrettably have to refuse it. 


Thank you for your understanding at this most difficult time. 


Cofion gorau... 

John Lawson MSc CMgr MCMI 


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FOI (Public Health Wales), Public Health Wales

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Dear Laura,

Please find attached response to your FOIA request.

Kind regards

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