Refusal of DPA Subject Access Requests

Robert Paul Jameson made this Freedom of Information request to Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The request was partially successful.

Robert Paul Jameson

Dear Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

This is a formal request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

For the years 2005 to date, pleas provide the following information, broken down by year and as percentages.

1) The number of Subject Access Requests received by the trust annually.

a. How many were fully complied with, within the 21 day NHS guidelines.

b. How many were fully complied with, within the 40 day statutory timescale

c. How many required "additional information" and were them completed within the 40 day statutory timescale

d. How many required "additional information" and then were formally discontinued by the applicant

e. How many required "additional information" and then were informally discontinued by the trust due to the applicant not responding to the request.

f. How many were refused before the 21 day point, and break down the reasons for refusal.

g. How many were refused before the 40 day statutory timescale, and break down the reasons for refusal.

h. How many were refused after the 40 day timescale, and break down the reasons for refusal.

2. Of the above SARs, please break down in percentages how many were for medical records, and how many in relation to other matters. This need not be annualised.

3. Of the above SARs, how many refused requests were instigated by a patients representative.This need not be annualised.

4. Please provide sample copies of your "Refusal", "Additional Information" and "Letter of authority" letters or forms as required for each of the years in question and for each of the trusts.

Please note that this request extends to the Current Trust, as well as to the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Trust and the Winchester and Eastleigh Trust prior to the formation of the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation trust.

Please note that section 8.1.b of the Freedom of Information Act asks for an "address for correspondence", and that the email address I am using is sufficient according to the ICO guidelines. http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/...

I will not, therefore, be providing you with a street address for correspondence and expect your compliance with the Act in that regard.

Under section 11 of the Act, I confirm my willingness to receive information electronically.

Any reply will be relied upon in prospective or current proceedings against the trust. Any refusal to provide this information will be referred to the Information Commissioner.

Please note that, under section 10 of the Data Protection Act 1998, I require that [first name removed] [last name removed] is not involved in, nor in any way informed of this request. I require this on the basis that such involvement might cause me, or a person whom I represent, harassment, alarm or distress, and that such distress is unwarranted.

I look forward to your earliest reply.

Robert Paul Jameson

FOI HHFT, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Jameson,

Thank you for your request for information dated 22 October 2012. We will make every effort to supply you with the information within 20 working days.

Please do not hesitate to contact this office if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Office
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Robert Paul Jameson

Dear FOI HHFT,

I refer to my Freedom of Information Request.

Can I point out that today is the last day when you can respond to this on time. A competent body would already know if further information was required, or if a delay was likely, and would therefore have already contacted me.

Therefore if I do not receive your full reply before close of business today, I will be progressing this matter to the Information Commissioner without further reference to yourselves.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Paul Jameson

Lappin, Nicola, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Jameson,

Please find attached a formal response to your recent Freedom of
Information request.

 

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Tel: 01256 473202

 

 

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Lappin, Nicola, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Jameson,

Please find attached an updated formal response to your recent Freedom of
Information request which now includes data for the Royal Hampshire County
Hospital.

 

Regards,

Freedom of Information Office

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Tel: 01256 473202

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer - This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential
and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they
are addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and
do not represent the views of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
unless otherwise explicitly stated. The information contained in this
e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Unless the information is legally exempt from
disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail and your reply cannot be
guaranteed.

Robert Paul Jameson

Dear Hampshire Hospitals 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 Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Refusal of DPA Subject Access Requests'.

I believe the time estimate and cost estimate given for the work needed to complete this request and supply all of the information is incorrect.

The trust has stated that the cost (£450) amounts to 2.5 days work. However, at £10 per hour, this would be 45 hours work. At minimum wage, this would be closer to 80 hours. This does not match the 2.5 day claim made by the trust.

I note as well that you state this request went through your legal department. I made my position clear; Ms [last name removed] was not to be involved in the Request. It is clear that she has been.

Please supply the additional information required within no more than 20 days and explain why Ms [last name removed] was involved in the request.

Should you fail to acknowledge this request in a timely manner, or comply with the timescale set out, I will refer this matter to the Information Commissioner.

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

Yours faithfully,

Robert Paul Jameson

Lappin, Nicola, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Jameson,

Please find attached an acknowledgement to your request for an internal
review.

 

Regards,

 

Freedom of Information Office

Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

 

Disclaimer - This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential
and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they
are addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and
do not represent the views of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
unless otherwise explicitly stated. The information contained in this
e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Unless the information is legally exempt from
disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail and your reply cannot be
guaranteed.

Spinks, Adam, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Jameson,

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your request for an Internal
Review of your recent Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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Adam Spinks LLB

Information Governance Manager

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

[1]www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk

 

Disclaimer - This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential
and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they
are addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and
do not represent the views of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
unless otherwise explicitly stated. The information contained in this
e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Unless the information is legally exempt from
disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail and your reply cannot be
guaranteed.

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