Dear Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust,

All NHS providers have a statutory duty to publish a "Quality Account" each financial year. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was reminded of its duty to publish in the letter dated 17 December 2018 from Dr Kathy McLean, Executive Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer, NHS Improvement (a copy of this letter is published at https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/qua...).

Annual Quality Accounts were introduced as recommended by the Public Inquiry into Mid Staffs.

Full details of the requirements can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/quality-accounts. Key amongst them is that Quality Accounts must be published to the NHS national website (nhs.uk) by 30th June each year, for the preceding April-March financial year.

I note that no Quality Account has been published to nhs.uk for LCFT since the 2016-17 FY, and that that account is not possible to open (see https://www.nhs.uk/Services/Trusts/Overv...).

**Request**

May I request:

1. A copy of the 2017-18 Quality Account, for which the deadline to publish was 30th June 2018.

2. Confirmation from Lancashire Care as to whether it intends to publish a Quality Account for the 2018-19 year by the 30th June 2019 deadline.

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Brooks

Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your Freedom Of Information (FOI) request - have you looked
for the information on the Trust website, as the information may already
be there?

General website ([1]https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/) and previously
answered FOI requests that we have published on the website can be found
here ([2]https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/foi).

 

Your FOI request will be acknowledged and if the request is applicable to
the Trust will be responded to within the legal 20 working day deadline.

 

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Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Alex

Thank you for your enquiry. As per the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will be sent a response within twenty working days i.e. 5th June 2019. For all future correspondence please quote the reference shown in the subject line above.

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist
 
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 01772 695300
e-mail:  [email address]
post address:   Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

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Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Alex

The Trust response can be found in the attached pdf document.

If you are unhappy with the way the Trust has handled your request, you may ask for an internal review by contacting the FOI Lead at [email address] If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Fax: 01625 524 510

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist
 
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 01772 695300
e-mail:  [email address]
post address:   Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

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