Dear NHS Jobs,
I am requesting the following under the 2000 FOI Act
- The number of exit agreements (resignations, dismissals, retirement etc) containing a Non Disclosure Agreement
- The total amount of money paid as lump sums (excluding any regular payments) as part of these agreements
- The largest sum paid for a single exit agreement by your Trust.
Please provide the information electronically in an Excel sheet where possible.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.
In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.at the earliest opportunity as outlined in the ICO guidelines.
I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for, my details are outlined below.
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Dear Jake Hurfurt,
Thank you for your communications dated 23 April 2019.
NHS England has assessed your communication as a request under the Freedom
of Information (FOI) Act 2000. As such, your request is being dealt with
under the terms of the FOI Act, and has been allocated the following
reference number: FOI-059091.
Your exact request was:
“I am requesting the following under the 2000 FOI Act
- The number of exit agreements (resignations, dismissals, retirement etc)
containing a Non Disclosure Agreement
- The total amount of money paid as lump sums (excluding any regular
payments) as part of these agreements
- The largest sum paid for a single exit agreement by your Trust.”
NHS England does not hold information in relation to your request.
It may help if we first explain that NHS England is not the same as ‘the
NHS in England’. The NHS in England is not a single organisation but is
made up of a range of organisations such as Hospitals, Clinical
Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Ambulance Trusts. NHS England is
responsible for commissioning primary care services such as GP and dental
surgeries, as well as some specialised secondary care services. Therefore,
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