Request for emails of CEOs

Brixie Berisha made this Freedom of Information request to NHS England

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Dear NHS England,

I would like to request the emails of the following:

Professor Carol Brayne
Dr Simon Stevens
Dr Martin McShane
Professor Alistair Burns
Dr Ruth May

Yours faithfully,



Dear Customer,
Thank you for your email.
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We will resume our complaints service as soon as possible. In the
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We are currently receiving a higher than usual volume of emails so it may
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Please note: our normal working hours are 08:00 to 18:00 from Monday to
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Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your enquiry dated 02 April 2020, which you have labelled as
a request made under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

NHS England is not, at this stage, able to take forward your request for
information under the (FOI) Act, as you have not provided us with your
full/real name.

Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act outlines what constitutes a
valid request:

 1. is in writing
 2. states the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence,
 3. describes the information requested.

This information is also available on the NHS England website at the
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) also advise that:

“Any variation of the requester’s title or first name combined with their
surname (e.g. Mr Smith or John Smith) will be sufficient to meet this
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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Corporate Communications Team
Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

NHS England
PO Box 16738
B97 9PT

Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Email: [4][NHS England request email]

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