Dear Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,

I have been seconded into a post funded by the Office for Students as part of the Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines programme. My role is to explore barriers prospective Orthoptic students face when trying to secure a work experience/shadow placement in Orthoptic departments in England.

To understand current practices I would like to request the following information:

1. How many applications for Orthoptic work experience did your Trust receive in
a) Sept 2016 - Sept 2017
b) Sept 2017 - Sept 2018

2. How many applications resulted in a work experience placement?

3. What is the minimum age for work experience in Orthoptics?

4. Do applicants for work experience in Orthoptics require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check?

5. What paperwork are applicants required to complete?

6. Are applicants required to complete an induction?

Yours faithfully,

Carly Hegarty

FOI, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Hegarty

 

Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation
Trust which was received on 12^th November 2018.  Your request has been
given the Reference Number ANHST REF  3862. 

 

We will now proceed to process the request.  The deadline date for issuing
you with a full response is 10^th December 2018.   We will endeavour to
respond to you before this date and we will contact you if we envisage
delays or if we need more information from you.

 

Please note that under the Freedom of Information Act, some information
can be subject to exemptions, which means that the Trust does not have to
provide the information requested.  Some exemptions are “absolute” such as
personal information and some only apply where the public interest in
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With kind regards

 

Kevin Denham

Information Governance Manager

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY,  BD20 6TD

Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

FOI:  01535 294842

Sent on behalf of Kevin Denham by Deborah Cocker, FOI/IG Asst.

(usual working pattern  Mon-Thurs)

 

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FOI, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Hegarty

 

Further to your application to access information under the Freedom of
Information Act (ANHST REF. 3862) please find our response below.   Please
accept my apologies for our late reply.

 

1. How many applications for Orthoptic work experience did your Trust
receive in

a) Sept 2016 - Sept 2017 -  NIL

b) Sept 2017 - Sept 2018 – NIL

 

It may be possible to undertake work experience from age sixteen.  Please
contact our HR to discuss any work experience placements.

 

We trust you find our response helpful.  If you feel we are not complying
with our publication scheme, you feel your request has not been properly
handled, or you are dissatisfied, you can write within 40 working days to
Brendan Brown, Chief Executive at the address below to request a review. 
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner under
section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 if you are dissatisfied
with the outcome of that review.

 

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We are continually working to improve our Freedom of Information service
and we will shortly send you a brief, anonymous, on line feedback form. 
We would be very grateful if you could take a few moments to complete and
submit this.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kevin Denham

Information Governance Manager

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust | Skipton Road | Steeton | Keighley | BD20
6TD | Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

FOI:  01535 294842

Sent on behalf of Kevin Denham by Deborah Cocker, FOI/IG Asst.

(Usual working pattern Mon-Thurs)

 

 

 

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[3]@AiredaleNHSFT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deborah Cocker, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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We recently responded to your request for some information from Airedale
NHS Foundation Trust under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

It would help us at the Trust to receive your feedback about the service
you received and to know if there is anything we can do to improve it.   

 

Please take a moment to answer just 10 brief questions by clicking on
this link:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XX75QZB

 

All responses are anonymous - no-one will contact you as a result of
giving your feedback.

 

If you would like to discuss a Freedom of Information issue, or make a
further FOI request, please contact us separately at [1][Airedale NHS Foundation Trust request email] 

 

Thank you very much for your help.

 

Kevin Denham

Information Governance Manager

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY BD20 6TD

Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48

FOI:  01535 294842

 

Sent on behalf of Kevin Denham by Deborah Cocker, FOI/IG Asst.

(Usual working pattern Mon-Thurs)

 

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[3]@AiredaleNHSFT

 

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