Non Welsh NHS Treatment

H Spencer made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board did not have the information requested.

Dear Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,

Please provide a breakdown of spending, by department/treatment type, for good and services from non-Welsh NHS Trusts for 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Yours faithfully,

H Spencer

FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear H Spencer

 

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded
information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB.  A
request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority
may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes
information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings. 

 

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for
specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question
if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or
judgment that is not already recorded.

 

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB
will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the
appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed
below.

 The UHB will:

• identify which questions amount to requests for information held on
record;

• be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the
circumstances; and

• provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation. 

 

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the
relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due
course.

As your request is being dealt with under FoI there is a deadline of 20
working days for response to be issued.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ann Morgan

 

Llywodraethu Corfforaethol - Uwch Reolwr Gwybodaeth a Chyfathrebu

Corporate Governance – Senior Information and Communication Manager

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro / Cardiff and Vale UHB

Tel 02920 7443747/4870

 

 

Ann Morgan (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear H Spencer

 

I am writing further to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

I would now like to confirm that the UHB has completed a search of its
records and has established it does hold information falling within the
confines of your request. However, the UHB is refusing your request
relying upon Section 21 of the Act "Information accessible to applicant by
other means". The UHB has applied this exemption to your request as the
information you are seeking is available in the public domain within the
UHB web site .

 

To comply with our obligation contained within section 16 of the Freedom
of Information Act, the duty to provide advice and assistance, I would
like to direct you to the web link provided below.

[1]http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.u...

[2]http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.u...

 

The information you seek can be accessed on page 22 of the Annual Accounts
– Goods and Services from Other Non- Welsh NHS Bodies.

 

I trust the information that you have been directed to is sufficient for
your purposes, if not, please do not hesitate to contact the UHB further
and submit a revised request for any information you have been unable to
locate. Should you have any queries or need clarification on any aspect of
this response please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

 

Mr Peter Welsh

Director of Corporate Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Executive Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff

CF14 4XW

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Cardiff and Vale UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales
2nd Floor Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff
CF10 2HH

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ann Morgan

 

Llywodraethu Corfforaethol - Uwch Reolwr Gwybodaeth a Chyfathrebu

Corporate Governance – Senior Information and Communication Manager

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a'r Fro / Cardiff and Vale UHB

Tel 02920 743747