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Social value

Mrs M Gill made this Freedom of Information request to Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

More hospitals and organisations are now focusing on delivering social value in their day to day. What is your position on this and how important is social value to your hospital?

Do you have a Social Value strategy, and if so, could you please share a copy of this?

What are the top social value priorities for each area of your hospital? Please rank the below in order of importance and add any other which are important to you
• Waste reduction
• Carbon footprint reduction
• Local sourcing
• Employee wellbeing
• Healthy lifestyle
• Social mobility
• Skills development
• Charity support and fundraising
• Other

What are the key commitments for your hospital over the coming year?

What are your social value priorities with regards to your staff (health and wellbeing, obesity, social mobility, equality and diversity etc.)? What actions are you planning to take to support the delivery of these priorities?

What are your social value priorities with regards to the environment (waste, reduction in carbon footprint, sustainability, reduction in SUP etc.)? What actions are you planning to take to support the delivery of these priorities?

What are your social value priorities with regards to the care of your patients?

Thank you in advance for your time in responding to this request.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs M Gill

FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mrs Gill

Further to your Freedom of information request.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the NHS is facing unprecedented challenges relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the current time. Understandably, our resources have been diverted to support our front-line colleagues who are working tremendously hard to provide care for our patients, and to those in need of our services.

We strive to be transparent and to work with an open culture. But at this time, whilst care of our patients and the safety of our staff takes precedence, it is likely that responses to some requests for information may be delayed. The Information Commissioners Office also recognises the current situation in the NHS and within a recent decision notice the Commissioner wished “to place on record her understanding of the immense pressures placed on public authorities during the coronavirus pandemic. She is sympathetic to the difficult decisions such authorities must make, between prioritising front-line services and continuing to meet their obligations under the FOIA. The Commissioner has made it clear that she will allow flexibility where this is required by public authorities in order to respond to the pandemic”.

Therefore, we would ask you to consider if this is something that could wait and then you could withdraw your request and submit it at a future date so our services can concentrate on pandemic planning and recovery. We are in the middle of a pandemic still.

Please advise if you would be willing to withdraw this FOI request; this would be greatly appreciated at this time.

Kind regards

Tina Kellow
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant

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FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mrs Gill,

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant service and I have received a request for clarification of your FOI. Please can you provide us with your definition of social value?
Many thanks

Regards,
Sandra

Sandra Henderson
Executive Administrator
Corporate HQ Administration Team

2nd Floor, Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell RG12 1BQ

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FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mrs Gill,

We still have not received your response to our clarification email. Please could you send your response so we can continue working on your FOI request.
Many thanks

Regards,
Sandra

Sandra Henderson
Executive Administrator
Corporate HQ Administration Team

2nd Floor, Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell RG12 1BQ

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FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mrs Gill

This email is to advise you as we did not receive any response for clarification of your FOI your request is now closed.

You are of course more than welcome to resubmit your request at a later date and this will be logged as a new FOI request.

Regards,
Sandra

Sandra Henderson
Executive Administrator
Corporate HQ Administration Team

2nd Floor, Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell RG12 1BQ

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