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Staff email retention

omtatsatdutta made this Freedom of Information request to Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like to know how long do you keep the records (emails, personnel file, employment record etc) of staff/employees who have ceased their employment for whatever reason within the BHFT ?

Yours faithfully,

omtatsatdutta

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

Thank you for 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 precedent, it is likely that responses to some requests for information will be delayed. We apologise for this position in advance, and will endeavour to provide you with as much information as we can, as soon as we are able.

If you could withdraw your request and resubmit it at a later date please advise us by replying to this email. This would be appreciated at this time as we are in the middle of a pandemic.

The Information Commissioners Office has recognised the current situation in the NHS.

Kind regards

Tina Kellow
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Please note I do not work on Wednesday

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

Good morning

We have not received a response from you as to whether you would please consider withdrawing your FOI at this time and resubmitting it at a later date once the pandemic is under control. This would be appreciated as many of our staff have been redeployed to the frontline to assist colleagues with patient care.

We await your response.

Thank you

Tina Kellow (BA)
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Tina Kellow
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Please note I do not work on Wednesday

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Dear FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust,

This request has nothing to do with front line workers . This query is about general record keeping system FOI. I have also asked few other NHS trust and they are in a process of replying.

Yours sincerely,

omtatsatdutta

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

Dear omtatsatdutta

Thank you for responding. I will pass this on to the service involved.

For your information, it is not only frontline workers who are under pressure due to the pandemic. Backroom services are also dealing with additional workloads including, for example, HR who are dealing with redeployment of staff.

It is this service who will be answering your FOI so please bear in mind that it may be delayed due to the above reasons. We will endeavour however to answer this within the 20 working day deadline.

Kind regards

Tina Kellow (BA)
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Please note I do not work on Wednesdays

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

1 Attachment

Good afternoon,

Please find attached our response to your 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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