Polling on Covid

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Department of Health and Social Care should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

can you publish the weekly polling that you are undertaking on public attitudes to Covid 19 please?

As referenced in the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (Behavioural) note here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

Yours faithfully,

Rob Blackie

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

I appreciate you are busy. But answering this request will help your communications effort with the public.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Blackie

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Blackie,

Thank you for your email of 22 April about an internal review of an Freedom of Information request.

We are unable to identify your internal review request without a case reference number, as such, please could you provide us with your case reference number?

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Freedom of Information Officer
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care
39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0EU
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I'm afraid I haven't had a reply at all, so I don't have one.

Original request can be found here:

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

Best wishes,

Rob Blackie

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Blackie,

Thank you for your email regarding your Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

The Department of Health and Social Care did not receive your Freedom of Information (FOI) request. To establish that it has not been received, we have searched our records using your name and your WhatDoTheyKnow email address.

We will log your FOI request as received today and we aim to send a response within the statutory deadline of 20 days, however there may be a delay with our response due to the Department's resources being diverted to Covid-19.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Freedom of Information Officer
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care
39 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0EU
Follow us on Twitter @DHSCgovuk

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Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Blackie,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1218340  ) 

Yours sincerely,

 Dorothy Crowe 

Freedom of Information team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'Polling on Covid'.

Reference: Freedom of Information Request Reference FOI 1218340

I would like you to review this decision because you have not given a publication date for this information. Are you able to do that now?

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

Yours faithfully,

Rob Blackie

Department of Health and Social Care

This is an acknowledgement - please do not reply to this email.

Thank you for contacting the Department of Health and Social Care. 

We are currently experiencing high volumes of enquiries and we are
focusing our resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

The answers to many questions, including the latest information on
COVID-19, can be found on [1]GOV.UK, the [2]Department of Health and
Social Care website or by visiting the [3]NHS website. We may not respond
to you if the answer to your enquiry can be found on either of these
websites. Where a reply is appropriate, we aim to send a response within
18 working days, or 20 working days if your query is a Freedom of
Information request or complaint.

If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, please
visit [4]111.nhs.uk or telephone your GP surgery immediately for further
advice. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital directly.

If your organisation can offer support to help with the response to
coronavirus, including the supply of personal protective equipment, the
Government has set up an [5]online hub to compile and respond to all
offers. 

If you are clinician looking to support the NHS, please visit the [6]NHS
Professionals website for further information. 

If you are a clinician who has retired within the last 6 years and would
like more information on how to apply for the temporary register, please
visit the [7]NHS England website for further information. 

If you are a student looking to join the NHS, please visit the HEE website
for detailed guidance for [8]nurses and [9]doctors respectively. 

If you are seeking to offer your time to/volunteer for the NHS, please
visit [10]this website for more information.

The Department of Health and Social Care does not process complaints about
the NHS or social services. If you wish to make a complaint about a
healthcare professional, an NHS organisation or a social care provider,
please visit the [11]Complaints Procedure page on GOV.UK.

You can find out more about the Department’s commitments from our Personal
Information
Charterhttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisati....

This e-mail and any attachments is intended only for the attention of the
addressee(s). Its unauthorised use, disclosure, storage or copying is not
permitted. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy all
copies and inform the sender by return e-mail. Any views expressed in this
message are not necessarily those of the Department of Health and Social
Care. Please note: Incoming and outgoing email messages are routinely
monitored for compliance with our policy on the use of electronic
communications.

References

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2. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
3. https://www.nhs.uk/
4. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
5. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-f...
6. https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/
7. http://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/re...
8. https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events...
9. https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events...
10. https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhs/
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