Spend data in machine readable format

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for publishing your data on expenditure over £25,000. However, I notice that your spend data is in cfm format, which is not machine readable and so cannot be used for data analysis.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for all transactions over £25,000 from March 2018 to December 2018. Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data, which specifies that the data must be published in a machine readable format:https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio.... This letter makes it clear that this guidance applies to the NHS: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy....

Please note that it is permissible to request data in a specified format under the terms of the FOI Act: https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/court-....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days. Please be aware that I will continue to submit FOI requests to you on a monthly basis until all your spending data is published in a machine-readable format.

Yours Faithfully,

George Brown

Spend Network

FOI, Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 31st January 2019, this is being dealt with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will let you know. We will issue a formal fees notice before commencing the work, setting out the likely cost against the amount of time anticipated.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards
Catherine

Catherine Wright |Freedom of Information Officer | Information Governance ||Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road, Kettering. NN16 8UZ | Tel:  01536 49000

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Please see the attached response to your recent Freedom of Information
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Kind regards

Catherine

 

Catherine Wright |Freedom of Information Officer | Information Governance
||Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road,
Kettering. NN16 8UZ | Tel:  01536 49000

 

 

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8UZ Tel: 01536 492000

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for providing me with your data, I appreciate your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Spend Network