Dear Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust,

I’d like to know for the last 12 months which ‘off framework’ nursing agencies have you used to supply nurses to your trust

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Ward

PennineFOI atSalford, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Good morning,
Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information requests made in relation to information held by Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal Foundation Trust. You have made two identical or very similar FOI requests and the responses will both be dealt with in the same administrative process. You will receive one set of correspondence dealing with both requests.

Requests for information from one of the Care Organisations making up Pennine Acute Trust (Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, The Royal Oldham Hospital and associated Community Services) are now processed from the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust base of the Northern Care Alliance.

From 1st April, 2021, North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) joined Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). If your request is in relation to NMGH, we will process your request on this occasion. However, any future requests will need to be sent to [email address]

To ease processing, please ensure ALL FOI related emails, including new requests, are sent to [Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust request email] quoting the FOI reference numbers shown in the subject line of this acknowledgement

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Hello

I haven't received an update to my request and it's now technically late. While I appreciate the current pressures you must face, however please can you provide me with an update as soon as possible.

Thanks

Thomas Ward

Hello

I haven't received the information and its now 15 working days past the statutory deadline.

While I appreciate the current pressures you must face, please can this information be provided as soon as possible.

If the information is not provided within five working days I will request an internal review.

You can view details of my request at the following link:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Ward

PennineFOI atSalford, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Thomas,

I am so sorry for the delay that you are experiencing, we are chasing this regularly and will be with you as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Kat Lloyd

Freedom of Information Office
Salford Care Organisation
Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust
Tel: Teams / Office Tel: 0161 206 1130
email: [email address]
web: www.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk
twitter: @NCAlliance_NHS

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Dear Northern Care Alliance 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 Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Off framework nursing agencies'.

This is because you have not responded to my request in a timely manner and is not significantly past the statutory deadline.

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

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Ward

PennineFOI atSalford, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

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Good Morning,

The Trust has now completed collation of data to support a response to your recent Freedom of Information requests for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust.

Details requested have been attached to this email.

As part of the disclosure log, all responses to Freedom of Information requests are posted on the Trust’s website. Please click on the link below to view the response to your request.

https://www.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk/...

We trust these details will assist with your enquiries. If we can be of any further assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Questionnaire

As a Trust we are keen to monitor and improve the services we offer. We’d be grateful if you could take the time to answer the following questions and provide us with any other feedback that may assist us with this process:


Were you satisfied with the handling of your request? YES/NO
Was your request handled in a timely manner? YES/NO
Were you provided with sufficient information to assist you with your request? YES/NO

Kind Regards,
Information Access Team
Salford Care Organisation
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Team Tel: Please note our offices are closed for the forseeable future. The best way to contact the team is via email or Microsoft teams

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