Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

The Department of Health intends the NHS to become paper-free.

For your NHS Trust, please confirm the following:

1. Have you deployed commercial IT software products to automate your policies around patient observation and the capturing of vital signs for early-warning of deterioration?
2. If your answer to Question 1 is YES, please confirm the commercial names of these software products and confirm the date when their current support contracts will expire.

Yours faithfully,

C. Mir

penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Mir,

 

FOI ref: 2016/0601

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 11^th May 2016.

 

To allow us to consider your request we require some clarification from
you as follows:

 

Please clarify what you require for Question 1 regarding ‘…automate your
policies around patient observation and the capturing of vital signs for
early warning of deterioration’  and how this relates to becoming paper
free?

 

Your request will be put on hold until we receive your response.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

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Dear penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I have noticed your response has been delayed. Could you please send it ASAP?

Thanks,

Yours sincerely,

C. Mir

penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Mir,

 

FOI ref: 2016/0601

 

We contacted you on 13^th May 2016 requesting some clarification from you
in relation to Question 1 of your request. Please see below and attached.

 

Your request:

 

1.            Have you deployed commercial IT software products to
automate your policies around patient observation and the capturing of
vital signs for early-warning of deterioration?

2.            If your answer to Question 1 is YES, please confirm the
commercial names of these software products and confirm the date when
their current support contracts will expire.

 

Our reply to you requiring some clarification:

 

Please clarify what you require for Question 1 regarding ‘…automate your 
policies around patient observation and the capturing of vital signs for 
early warning of deterioration’  and how this relates to becoming paper 
free?

 

Your request will be put on hold until we receive your response.

 

 

Until we receive your clarification we are unable to process your request
further.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

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Dear penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Thanks for your response, we would like to know if do you use any software to automate your nursing practices – for example patient observations, patient bed management, task or workflow management in respect to the patient, or clinical assessment of the patient, or do you continue to handle it manually?

We believe it is related to becoming paper free, as you will not have to take notes manually of the patients' vital signs or patient bed management. It all will be automated.

Yours sincerely,

C. Mir

penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dear Mr Mir,

 

FOI ref: 2016/0778

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 13^th June 2016.

 

We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You should receive a response within 20 working days - in this case by
11^th July 2016.  Please be aware, the information you have requested may
not be disclosed to you if it is exempt.

 

We will inform you if:

• we are unable to achieve the 20 working day deadline. We aim to give you
a revised due date as soon as possible.

• we are unable to give you the information as responding to your request
exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’. This would apply if it would take us
longer than 18 hours to retrieve, collate and provide the information you
request.

• your request (in full or in part) needs be transferred to another public
authority to obtain the information you have requested

 

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me quoting
the reference number above.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

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penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dear Mr Mir,

 

FOI ref: 2016/0778

 

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request dated 10^th
June 2016.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Pennine
Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) to locate the requested information
and I can confirm that the information requested is held by the Trust.

 

1.   Do you use any software to automate your nursing practices – for
example patient observations, patient bed management, task or workflow
management in respect to the patient, or clinical assessment of the
patient, or do you continue to handle it manually?

(We believe it is related to becoming paper free, as you will not have to
take notes manually of the patients' vital signs or patient bed
management. It all will be automated).

 

We are currently in the process of implementing a new Clinical system
which will support new ways of working – however there is no automated
data collection and this is still completed manually.

 

 

2.   If your answer to Question 1 is YES, please confirm the  commercial
names of these software products and confirm the date when  their current
support contracts will expire.

 

N/A – see above

 

 

 

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email,
write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

 

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COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to review
their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

 

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer.

 

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

 

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust made under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to have the decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing and addressed:

The Information Governance Manager

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

If email is prefered, complaints may be sent to [Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email].

 

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust if you
are still dissatisfied with the decision you can make an application to
the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Act.

 

For information on how to make an application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at
[1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.  Alternatively, phone or write to:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  01625 545 700

 

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