Dear Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

Could you please provide me with the Trust's policy for following/implementation of the NICE Guidance. I would like to know what the Trust's position is on this? Are all health care professionals expected to take the guidance into account? If the Trust have a written statement or account to their staff regarding this then please let me know.

Yours faithfully,

John Newman

FOI, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Newman

 

Attached please find an acknowledgment letter in respect of your FOI
request.

 

With best wishes

                                                                                                 

Sent on behalf of                                                        

PHIL BRICE

Director of Governance and Corporate Development

 

 

[1]Somerset Partnership 200 Dawn Godfrey

  FOI Officer and PA to Director

2^nd Floor, Mallard Court of Governance and Corporate Development

Express Park  

Bridgwater * Email: [2][email address]

Somerset 8 Web: [3]www.sompar.nhs.uk

TA6 4RN  

( Tel: 01278 432084

( [mobile number]

 

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Dear Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'NICE Guidance policies'.

In your response letter to my request you said that you would respond within 20 working days. That time has now passed and I have not had any correspondence from you. You also mentioned that you would inform me if the process was going to take longer.

It seems that the Trust have not followed the laws on Freedom of Information requests here. If I do not hear anything from the Trust on this matter, then I will be taking legal action to obtain the information in 5 working days.

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

Yours faithfully,

John Newman

FOI, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Newman

Please accept my apologies for the delay in providing you with a response to your FOI request which I calculated was due back today (8 April). The response has been drafted and is currently with the Director responsible for FOIs for sign off. As soon as this has been completed I will email the response to you.

With best wishes

Dawn

2nd Floor, Mallard Court
Express Park
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 4RN

Dawn Godfrey
FOI Officer and PA to Director of
Governance and Corporate Development

G Email: [email address]
d Web: www.sompar.nhs.uk

w Tel: 01278 432084
0 [mobile number]

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Dear Dawn

Thanks for your reply. Would you like to take this opportunity to inform me why the Trust have not complied with the Freedom of Information Act and given a response within the time limit please. The Act also states that the person will be informed if it's going to take longer to respond. This did not happen in my case. Therefore I would suggest that the Trust have failed to fully comply with the Act.

Yours sincerely,

John Newman

FOI, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Newman

Attached please find a response letter in respect of your FOI request.

I would be grateful if you could please take a moment to complete the
attached feedback form as any comments will help us to improve the service
we provide.

With best wishes                                                        
           

Sent on behalf of
                                                                  

PHIL BRICE

Director of Governance and Corporate Development

 

 

[1]Somerset Partnership 200 Dawn Godfrey

  FOI Officer and PA to Director of

2^nd Floor, Mallard Court Governance and Corporate Development

Express Park  

Bridgwater * Email: [2][email address]

Somerset 8 Web: [3]www.sompar.nhs.uk

TA6 4RN  

( Tel: 01278 432084

( [mobile number]

 

 

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Dear Mr Brice

Thank you for providing me with the detailed information that you supplied in response to my FOI request.

Would you kindly be able to inform me of who is the Head of Clinical Governance and Clinical Risk for the Trust please? Also the contact details for this person would be much appreciated.

I would be grateful if you could provide this additional information at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,

John Newman

FOI, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Newman

The Trust's Head of Clinical Governance and Clinical Risk until 31 March 2019 was Gina Holmes. However, Gina has now left the Trust. As part of our work towards merger with Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, we have recruited to and appointed a dedicated Clinical Effectiveness lead who will begin work, including responsibility for NICE guidance implementation, in May 2019. In the interim, responsibility for clinical effectiveness and the implementation of NICE guidance will sit with the Head of Compliance and Clinical Effectiveness, Lincoln Andrews. he can be contacted via email at [email address]

With best wishes

Sent on behalf of

PHIL BRICE
Director of Governance and Corporate Development

2nd Floor, Mallard Court
Express Park
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 4RN

Dawn Godfrey
FOI Officer and PA to Director of
Governance and Corporate Development

G Email: [email address]
d Web: www.sompar.nhs.uk

w Tel: 01278 432084
0 [mobile number]

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