Dear University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust,

In the interests of public safety, and to support the transparency of a publicly funded organisation. Please can you confirm the identity of the two surgeons recently suspended from carrying out surgical procedures in the Oral and Maxillofacial department of the Leicester Royal Infirmary?

Yours faithfully,

Chris

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dear Chris,

Thank you for your email below. In order that we can progress your request, please could you provide your full name ?

Many thanks,

Helen Stokes
Corporate and Committee Services Manager
Belgrave House, Leicester General Hospital site
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Tel: 0116 258 8590

Information contained in emails may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and confidentiality cannot therefore be guaranteed. Please ensure that all emails are accurate and appropriate, and are retained/deleted in accordance with good practice and any policies of the Trust. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please inform the sender, delete the email from your system and destroy any copies you may have made.

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Dear FOI - Freedom of Information,

Christopher James Ian Higgs.

Yours sincerely,

Chris

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Corporate and Legal Affairs – Corporate and Committee Services

 

Our Reference: HS/FOI/40534

15 February 2019

 

Chris Higgs

[FOI #543757 email]

 

Dear Mr Higgs

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request, and for
providing your name today. For information, the University Hospitals of
Leicester NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest NHS teaching Trusts
in the country incorporating the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield
Hospital and Leicester General Hospital.  Our three hospitals have around
15,000 staff serving around 1.2 million people across Leicester,
Leicestershire and Rutland, and a further two to three million people from
the rest of the UK who come to us for treatment from one of our specialist
services.  During 2017/18 we treated 1,410,500 patients – that’s 3,864
patients each day.

 

I confirm that the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust holds
information covered by your FOI request.  Your request is set out below,
followed by the Trust’s response:

 

Please can you confirm the identity of the two surgeons recently suspended
from carrying out surgical procedures in the Oral and Maxillofacial
department of the Leicester Royal Infirmary ?

 

I am advised that the information requested by you constitutes personal
data, and is exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 as it would be unfair on the individuals to disclose
this information. This exemption is absolute and we are not required to
consider the Public Interest Test.  In reliance upon that section, the
Trust will not therefore be disclosing the information requested.

 

I am sorry that the Trust cannot provide information to you on this
occasion. If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to
contact me.  If you are dissatisfied with the Trust’s response, you can
contact the Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs on Tel. No. 0116 258
8615 to request a copy of UHL’s Freedom of Information Act complaints
procedure.

 

We must advise you that where we have provided information we have done so
subject to the provisions of the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations 2005.  Accordingly you must not re-use this information
without having the consent of the Trust.  Where the Trust is prepared to
provide its consent then it may levy a charge for doing so. Should you
wish to re-use documents provided then you must make your request in
writing stating your name and your address for correspondence together
with the document that you wish to re-use and the purpose for which the
information is to be re-used.

 

In the event that you remain dissatisfied with the way in which the Trust
has handled any complaint that you may wish to make, we would advise you
of your right to complain to the Information Commissioner at the
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Kate Rayns (on behalf of Helen Stokes)

Corporate and Committee Services Manager

Belgrave House, Leicester General Hospital site

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Tel: 0116 258 8590

 

Information contained in emails may be subject to disclosure under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, and confidentiality cannot therefore be
guaranteed. Please ensure that all emails are accurate and appropriate,
and are retained/deleted in accordance with good practice and any policies
of the Trust. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please
inform the sender, delete the email from your system and destroy any
copies you may have made.

 

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