Request for details of Dictation systems used and planned

John Simcock made this Freedom of Information request to Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act for the following information and I would be grateful if you could provide me with brief answers to the following questions:

1. Are your doctors still currently using dictation recorders with analogue tapes/cassettes?

2. Do you currently use any digital dictation systems and if so which one(s)?

2a. If yes, which departments use them, how much has been spent on them and what are the start and end dates of any contracts?

3. Do you have any current plans to implement a digital dictation system(s)?

3a. If yes, what are the planned timescales, has a budget been allocated and which procurement route will you use?
3b. Do you have a corporate or departmental strategy/approach for procuring these systems?

Yours faithfully,

John Simcock, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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