Talent Works Contracts

R West made this Freedom of Information request to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust,

Please can you supply the following information.

1. The dates when any contracts started and finished with Talent Works since the Trust was formed.

2. What the agreed budget for each contract was in each financial year of the Trust. How and who authorised these payments to be made and the date when that authority was given

3. The amount spent on these contacts in each financial year of the Trust and who authorised these payments and on what dates were the amounts authorised and paid. What was the overspend for Talent Works in each financial year of the Trust.

4. Can you confirm the names of the Non Executives who have served on the Audit Committee since April 2011 and any change in composition over time to that Committee.

5. Can you provide the extract of minutes of the Trust Board or Audit Committee where any overspend on Talent Works Contracts in any financial year was discussed and agreed by the Audit Committee or the Board.

6. Were the amounts of any overspend brought to the attention of the internal audit department and if so what action did they take and on what date.

7. Who bought to notice any overspend of the Talent Works contracts to the Audit Committee or the Board and the date when this occurred.

8. Was any overspend of the Talent Works contracts reported to the external auditors in any financial year. If it was not reported then why was it reported to them and who decided not to report it to them?

9 In the light of the recent disclosures made by Paula Anderson the Interim Finance Director at the AGM of Southern Health - that the internal audit team were aware and unhappy with the Talent Works contracts overspend and that the internal audit system was not robust enough in 2011/2012 - Can you confirm that the Chief Executive Ms Katrina Percy, who was the Accounting Officer and personally responsible for the Trust's internal control - whether in each financial year and for each Annual report and quality report that the Chief Executive has fully complied with the NHS Foundation Trust Accounting Officer memorandum.

Thank You

Yours faithfully,

R West

Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr West

Thank you for your email and request for information.

Please find attached our letter of acknowledgement and confirmation that this request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Amanda Kimber
Freedom of Information Officer
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Quality and Governance
Woodhaven Hospital
Loperwood
Calmore
Southampton
SO40 2TA

Tel: 02380 874415
Email: [email address]
Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

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Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr West

I am pleased to say that we are in a position to respond to your request concerning Talent Works contracts.

Please find a copy of our response letter attached for your attention.

This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Tatchbury Mount
Calmore
Southampton
SO40 2RZ

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Kind regards,

Amanda Kimber
Freedom of Information Officer and Legal Services Assistant
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Woodhaven Hospital
Loperwood
Calmore
Southampton
SO40 2TA
Tel 02380 874415
Email:[email address]

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Dear Southern Health Freedom of Information,

Thank you very much for your comprehensive reply.

For the sake of completeness in relation to my request

Information for 2011/12 and 2012/13 is not held by the Trust as it is archived on finance
systems held by a third party; these can be requested if required.

Please could you supply this information held by a third party. I realise that there may be a delay in obtaining this information.

Thank you for your assistance and very helpful information.

Yours sincerely,

R West

Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr West

Thank you for your email.

I am writing to advise that I have forwarded your comments to the team concerned and have asked that they respond.

I hope to be able to reply to your request in the near future.

Yours sincerely

Amanda Kimber
Freedom of Information Officer and Legal Services Assistant
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Woodhaven Hospital
Loperwood
Calmore
Southampton
SO40 2TA
Tel 02380 874415
Email:[email address]

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Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr West,
Please now find attached the 2011/12 and 2012/13 information as requested.

With very best wishes,
Liz

Liz Béga on behalf of Amanda Kimber, FOI Officer & Legal Assistant
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
6 Sterne Road, Tatchbury Mount, Calmore, Southampton, SO40 2RZ
Tel: 023 8087 4662
Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

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