Kidney Transplants

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, NHS Blood and Transplant should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear NHS Blood and Transplant,
Would you publish the NHS policy on Kidney Transplants for the over 65’s and are there any conflicts with regard to age discrimination?

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Lovell

Customer Services, NHS Blood and Transplant

Our ref:  MOC/ 431556

 

Acknowledgement : Information request

 

Dear Geoff Lovell

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

I acknowledge your request to access information from NHS Blood and
Transplant (NHSBT) and am presently dealing with your request under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   We aim to reply within 20
working days, 16^th November 2021.

  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Wayne Lawley

Head of Corporate Communications

E-mail: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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Customer Services, NHS Blood and Transplant

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Our ref: MOC/ 431556

21 October 2021

 

 

Dear Geoff Lovell

 

Re: Information request

 

Thank you for your request dated 19^th October 2021 for information from
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) as stipulated below:

 

Would you publish the NHS policy on Kidney Transplants for the over 65’s
and are there any conflicts with regard to age discrimination?

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 NHSBT is obliged to:

 

o Let you know whether we hold the information you have requested
o Provide you with the requested information, if held, (subject to any
exemptions under the Act which may apply).

 

I can confirm that NHSBT does not hold the information you have requested.

 

NHSBT does not have a policy for 'Kidney transplants for the over 65s' or
any other age dependant kidney policy.

 

In order to provide some advice and assistance under our Section 16 duties
we are able to offer the following information:

 

Policies and guidance relating to kidney transplantation can be accessed
via the following link.

 

[2]https://www.odt.nhs.uk/transplantation/k...

 

You may wish to contact NHS England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland
for any NHS policies covering kidney transplantation as we can only
provide NHSBT policies.

 

NHSBT also publishes an Annual Activity Report which can be accessed via
the following link.

 

[3]https://www.odt.nhs.uk/statistics-and-re...

 

We hope that this has dealt with your request for information, however,
should you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to request that we
conduct an internal review of the way we have handled your request. If you
would like us to conduct such a review, as per guidance from the
Information Commissioners Office (ICO) please contact us within forty
working days of this letter. Please quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following the internal review, you have the
right under Section 50 of the FOIA to appeal against the decision by
contacting the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) The ICO provides
full and detailed guidance on the FOIA and on when and how to complain.
Please find below the link to their website page and their helpline
number. [4]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Dan Jeffrey

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) &

Assistant Director Data

And

Wayne Lawley

Head of Corporate Communications

 

E-mail: [5][email address]

 

 

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NHS Blood and Transplant
Do something amazing today - Give Blood.
Organ donation. The gift of life.
You can visit us at [6]www.nhsbt.nhs.uk
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The views expressed in this e-mail are those of the sender, and not
necessarily those of NHS Blood and Transplant.
This text confirms that this e-mail message and its attachments have been
swept for the presence of computer viruses by NHS Blood and Transplant,
however we cannot guarantee that they are virus free.
All e-mails and their attachments to and from the nhsbt.nhs.uk domain may
be archived, and their contents monitored.

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3. https://www.odt.nhs.uk/statistics-and-re...
4. https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...
5. mailto:[email address]
6. http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/

Dear Customer Services,

The response to your request has been delayed. You can say that, by law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by 16 November 2021 (details).
Yours sincerely,

Geoff Lovell

Customer Services, NHS Blood and Transplant

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Our ref MOC/ 431556

Dear Geoff Lovell

Thank you for coming back to us.

Our response to your request of 19th October was issued on 21st October 2021 and is copied below. I have also attached a further copy.

If you are requesting a review of our resposne please can you clarify what aspects of our response require review and why so that we can assist your further.

Unfortunately we are unable to proceed with your request until we receive this clarification. Once this information is received, the 20 working days to respond will commence.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Dan Jeffrey
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) &
Assistant Director Data
And
Wayne Lawley
Head of Corporate Communications

E-mail: [email address]

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Dear NHS Blood and Transplant,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of NHS Blood and Transplant's handling of my FOI request 'Kidney Transplants'.

Please review your response to my question before I approach the ICO

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

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Lovell

Customer Services, NHS Blood and Transplant

Our ref MOC/ 433727

Dear Geoff Lovell

Thank you for your request for a review of our FOI response 21st October 2021.

In order that we can conduct the review we need to understand why you are dissatisfied with our response. Please can you provide as much information as possible as this will help us conduct the review and ensure we can provide as much assistance to you as possible.

Unfortunately we are unable to proceed with your request until we receive this clarification. Once this information is received, the 20 working days to respond will start again.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Wayne Lawley
Head of Corporate Communications
E-mail: [email address]

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Dear NHS Blood and Transplant,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of NHS Blood and Transplant's handling of my FOI request 'Kidney Transplants'.
If you have links to the information requested then you can give said information.
You are the kidney transplant authority and therefore must have guidance and information as you handle kiney transplants in the UK.

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

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Lovell

Information Governance Team, NHS Blood and Transplant

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Dear Mr Lovell,

 

Please find my acknowledgement letter attached.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Josie

 

 

Josie Convery

Senior Information Governance Officer

Digital, Data and Technology Services

NHS Blood and Transplant

 

[mobile number]

Visit nhsbt.nhs.uk

Twitter @NHSBT

 

Monday is my non-working day

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NHS Blood and Transplant
Do something amazing today - Give Blood.
Organ donation. The gift of life.
You can visit us at [1]www.nhsbt.nhs.uk
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The views expressed in this e-mail are those of the sender, and not
necessarily those of NHS Blood and Transplant.
This text confirms that this e-mail message and its attachments have been
swept for the presence of computer viruses by NHS Blood and Transplant,
however we cannot guarantee that they are virus free.
All e-mails and their attachments to and from the nhsbt.nhs.uk domain may
be archived, and their contents monitored.

References

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Josie Convery, NHS Blood and Transplant

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Dear Mr Lovell,

 

Please find my review response with attachments enclosed.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Josie

 

 

Josie Convery

Senior Information Governance Officer

Digital, Data and Technology Services

NHS Blood and Transplant

 

[mobile number]

Visit nhsbt.nhs.uk

Twitter @NHSBT

 

Monday is my non-working day

 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NHS Blood and Transplant
Do something amazing today - Give Blood.
Organ donation. The gift of life.
You can visit us at [1]www.nhsbt.nhs.uk
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The views expressed in this e-mail are those of the sender, and not
necessarily those of NHS Blood and Transplant.
This text confirms that this e-mail message and its attachments have been
swept for the presence of computer viruses by NHS Blood and Transplant,
however we cannot guarantee that they are virus free.
All e-mails and their attachments to and from the nhsbt.nhs.uk domain may
be archived, and their contents monitored.

References

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1. http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/