Dear Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: http://www.whh.nhs.uk/page_sa.asp?fldKey.... However, I notice that all your spend data for 2016 and 2017 is in pdf format, which is not machine readable and so cannot be used for data analysis.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for all transactions over £25,000 from January 2016 to July 2017. Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data, which specifies that the data must be published in a machine readable format:https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio.... This letter makes it clear that this guidance applies to the NHS: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy.... Please note that it is permissible to request data in a specified format under the terms of the FOI Act: https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/court-....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Helen McNally

FOI, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 –Ref No: 17-500

 

Thank you for your request for Trust information under the provisions of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that the Information
Governance Team is currently attending to your request. A member of the
team will respond within the statutory timescale which is currently 20
working days.

 

If applicable we will inform you if any of your requested information is
exempt from release along with any fee required. We may require further
detail from you to assist us in searching for the information you have
requested.  You may therefore be contacted in due course if it is
necessary to clarify any part of your request.

 

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request please do not hesitate
to contact us quoting the reference number

 

 

Sophie Parry

IT Support Officer -IT Department

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, WA5 1QG

 

ext 5737

[1]www.warringtonandhaltonhospitals.nhs.uk

 

[2]cid:image001.jpg@01D19567.070C45F0

 

 

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FOI, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Helen

 

For clarrification what format would you like this information in?

 

Sophie

 

 

Sophie Parry

IT Support Officer -IT Department

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, WA5 1QG

 

ext 5737

[1]www.warringtonandhaltonhospitals.nhs.uk

 

[2]cid:image001.jpg@01D19567.070C45F0

 

 

 

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Dear Sophie,

Please can it be in csv if possible? Xls, xlsx or txt would also work.

Yours sincerely,

Helen McNally

Dear FOI,

Please can you update me on the status of my request (Ref No: 17-500)? It was due on the 31st of October. If I do not get a reply by the end of the month, I will request an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Helen McNally

FOI, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref No:17-500

 

Response to request dated 03/10/2017 made under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000

Please see information attached.

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled you can contact the Patient Experience Team lead to request a
review by writing to:

Patient Experience Team, Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane,
Warrington, WA5 1QG. 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this internal review you can
submit a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can do
this by writing to: 

FOI / EIR Complaints Resolution, Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Alternatively you can complete an electronic complaints form and submit it
to the Information Commissioner’s Office via email. I have included a link
below for your convenience which explains how to complain to the
Information Commissioner’s Office.

[1]https://ico.org.uk/

 

Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005

 

The supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act is intended
to be for personal use only and does not automatically give the recipient
the right to commercially re-use it, for example, the right to publish it
or make it available to a wider audience [SI 2005 No: 1515 4(1)].

 

The Trust provides information under the Freedom of Information Act in
line with the template [2]Open Government Licence for public sector
information. Should you wish to re-use any information in line with this
Licence then you are not required to take any further action.

 

The Open Government Licence allows you to re-use information freely and
flexibly, with only a few conditions. If you wish to re-use information
outside of the Licence terms then please inform the Trust as unauthorised
re-use may be in breach of copyright law.

 

 

FOI Application Satisfaction Survey

 

It is important to the Trust that you are satisfied with the way that your
request was handled. Please find a link to our Freedom of Information
satisfaction survey which we would be grateful if you could complete.

 

[3]http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2JCP23S

 

 

 

Sophie Parry
IT Admin Support - IM&T
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Internal Ext: 5737

1st Floor, Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, Warrington, WA5 1QG
[4]www.whh.nhs.uk

[5]cid:image001.jpg@01D19567.070C45F0

 

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Dear FOI team,

Thank you very much for providing this data.

Yours sincerely,

Helen McNally

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