Information required for impact analysis of proposed move

A made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group,

Under FOI regulations i would like the following information relating to The Beeches Practice, Widnes

1. List of all postcodes of patients registered with this practice (either full code or abbreviated to a minimum of the first 5 characters)
2. All analysis of patient travel time undertaken relating to the potential relocation of this practice
3. all communications between doctors and management relating to the relocation plans

Yours faithfully,

A

Dear NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group,

I wish to remind you of my FOI request, this request is now overdue and you are required by law to respond

Eagerly awaiting your response

Yours faithfully,

A

Dear NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group,

I write to request an internal review of my FOI request, a timely response was required and hasn't been forthcoming, this information will form a core part of a consultation response due shortly

Yours faithfully,

A

ASPINALL, gemma (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear A,

Thank you for your e-mail. Please can you advise the reference number of your request so that I can search our FOI system to find your case?

The FOI reference number will begin with the letters "CAS-"

If you are able to provide me via reply to this e-mail with the FOI reference number that was sent through when your request was logged onto the system and update you.

Kind regards,

Gemma

Gemma Aspinall
Freedom of Information Officer | Corporate Affairs
Email: [email address]

Jubilee House, Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 6TR
www.midlandsandlancashirecsu.nhs.uk | Twitter: @MLCSU | LinkedIn

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Dear ASPINALL, gemma (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT),

Absolutely no response has been received, therefore i cannot supply the required details

The original request can be viewed here

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5...

Yours sincerely,

A

Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear A

Thank you for your email, when you initially sent through your request a member of my team emailed you on the 30 July (attached) to request clarification regarding your name as we are unable to log a request without a valid name.

If you still require the information then we will be more than happy to process your request within the statutory timescale of 20 working days from receipt of your name to make it a valid request.

Kind regards

Louise Booker
FOI/SARS Manager

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Office: 0151 296 7326

www.midlandsandlancashirecsu.nhs.uk | Twitter: @MLCSU | LinkedIn

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Dear Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT),

Please show where in the act it says that the name of the requestor is required by law

I formally request an internal review of this request which is grossly overdue a full response

Yours sincerely,

A

Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear A

Under section 8 of the FOI act (see page 3 of the attached guidance) for a request to be valid it must fulfil the criteria set out below;

8.—(1) In this Act any reference to a “request for information”
is a reference to such a request which—
(a) is in writing,
(b) states the name of the applicant and an address for
correspondence, and
(c) describes the information requested.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a request is to be
treated as made in writing where the text of the request—
(a) is transmitted by electronic means,
(b) is received in legible form, and
(c) is capable of being used for subsequent reference.

As we have a valid email address for you all we require is your name, once we receive this information we will process your request in accordance with the act.

Kind regards

Louise Booker
FOI/SARS Manager

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Office: 0151 296 7326

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Dear Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT),

My name is A, that is what i choose to go by and you cannot invalidate my request due to this or it is discriminatory to my rights to call myself what inwant as long as it is not for fraudulent purposes (whicch it isn't)

I still request a formal internal review of this request

Yours sincerely,

A

Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear A

Thank you for your email, unfortunately after discussing your email below with the Information Commissioners Office we are still unable to process your initial request unless we have a valid name for us to do so. I have taken the extract below from the ICO website. Bullet point 2 advises that in order for the request to be valid it must include the requesters real name. I have provided the link to the ICO website in order for you to see where the information has come from https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...

What makes a request valid?

To be valid under the Act, the request must:
•be in writing. This could be a letter or email. Requests can also be made via the web, or even on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter if your public authority uses these;
•include the requester’s real name. The Act treats all requesters alike, so you should not normally seek to verify the requester’s identity. However, you may decide to check their identity if it is clear they are using a pseudonym or if there are legitimate grounds for refusing their request and you suspect they are trying to avoid this happening, for example because their request is vexatious or repeated. Remember that a request can be made in the name of an organisation, or by one person on behalf of another, such as a solicitor on behalf of a client;
•include an address for correspondence. This need not be the person’s residential or work address – it can be any address at which you can write to them, including a postal address or email address;
•describe the information requested. Any genuine attempt to describe the information will be enough to trigger the Act, even if the description is unclear, or you think it is too broad or unreasonable in some way. The Act covers information not documents, so a requester does not have to ask for a specific document (although they may do so). They can, for example, ask about a specific topic and expect you to gather the relevant information to answer their enquiry. Or they might describe other features of the information (eg author, date or type of document).

Therefore; please could you provide us with a name to make your request valid. Once we have received this information we will be more than happy to process your request.

Kind regards

Louise Booker
FOI/SARS Manager

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Office: 0151 296 7326

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Dear Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT),

Alan Synnott, satisfied?

Yours sincerely,

A

Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

Thank you Mr Synnott for confirming your name we will now log your request and process it with the statutory time scale of 20 working days.

Kind regards

Louise Booker
FOI/SARS Manager

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Office: 0151 296 7326

www.midlandsandlancashirecsu.nhs.uk | Twitter: @MLCSU | LinkedIn

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Dear Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT),

I inform you that you are now in breach of the law and i am referring this to the ICO, you have repeatedly ignored my request for an internal review and have used illegal tactics to delay the response by an additional 20 days on top of the already elapsed time exceeding 20 days. Additionally you are in breach of human rights by forcing me to reveal my name as this is wholly unnecessary to process my request fully

Yours sincerely,

A

SHARPLES, Lisa (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY AMENDMENTS TO THE SUBJECT LINE

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
Tuesday 04 September 2018 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request was received for the following CCGs:

CAS-03785-Z4R9Y3-HA Halton CCG

 
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 proceed to deal with your request.
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Freedom of Information Officer
01772 214 227
[1][email address]

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Dear NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group,

I request an internal review of the diabolical handling of my FOI request as i have on several occasions already

You are in material breach of UK law and this requires immediate remedy

Yours faithfully,

A

SHARPLES, Lisa (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Ref: CAS-03785-Z4R9Y3-HA

Please find attached response to your freedom of information request,
for Halton CCG

Yours sincerely          

Freedom of Information Officer

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Foiteam (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear A

Further to your request for an Internal review of your FOI request please find attached the response to your internal review.

Kind regards

Louise Booker
FOI/SARS Manager

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
www.midlandsandlancashirecsu.nhs.uk | Twitter: @MLCSU | LinkedIn

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