The Position of Officially Ostracised Persons (OOPs) undergoing Assessment

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AIDAN QUINN (Account suspended)

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

I wish, if I may, to raise a Query regarding the situation where Capita have conducted an Assessment of an Officially Ostracised Person (OOP).
Is there a record of any OOP (even one) passing such Assessment?

Queries such as this are of huge interest not just to the British public but to potential Investors, and are an example of FOI legislation working as it should, sharing information with people and with Markets, exactly as Parliament intended.

Good Luck. I wish you well.

Yours faithfully,

AIDAN QUINN

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Dear Mr Quinn,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1125966  ) 

Yours sincerely,

 Edward Franklyn 

Freedom of Information team
Department of Health and Social Care

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AIDAN QUINN (Account suspended)

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
Many thanks for the rapid response and request for clarification.

In Northern Ireland an Officially Ostracised Person is one who has been officially advised, in writing at the highest of official levels, that all communication he/she may make with regard to advancing his/her career and his/her life will in perpetuity be merely Noted and Filed Only.

Such Note and File Only Orders, and silencing via the associated Communication Bans have been approved unanimously by CEOs and entire Boards of Directors. Despite being known to inevitably lead to huge levels of both Inequality and mental ill health they have been fully endorsed by eg Establishment Officers.

They have been examined at enormous length by Civil Service Commissioners and found to be entirely ethical. Ombudsmen have entirely agreed with their use as indeed have both the Northern Ireland Office and the Cabinet Office in Westminster. Please feel free to check.

Despite their official clearance by HMG, International Investors and Ethics Committees may obviously have huge concerns regarding their legality, their use for the cover up of possible fraud, their Human Rights compliance and their continued use.

By the way the Capita Announcement of 2017 full year results and update on transformation programme is scheduled for 26 April, just a few days away now, where, who knows, these matters may well be discussed.

I would therefore be grateful for an early reply, if possible.

Yours faithfully,

AIDAN QUINN

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Dear Mr Quinn,

 

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1125966  ) 

 

Yours sincerely,

 Edward Franklyn 

 

Freedom of Information team

Department of Health and Social Care

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AIDAN QUINN (Account suspended)

Dear FreedomofInformation,
Don’t worry, if there is no record of an Officially Ostracised Person (OOP) ever at any time passing an Assessment conducted by Capita, then that is just how things are. I’ll let people know.
Thanks for the confirmation. Rest assured no one is surprised, indeed if one takes a moment to think about it, the position could hardly be otherwise.. There is absolutely no reflection on Capita staff who, I am sure, do the best they can and as much as they are officially allowed to, in all the circumstances.
Thanks for letting us all know, it is very honest and upfront of you. Rest assured judgement plays no part in FOI procedures which are concerned solely with the establishment of fact.

Yours sincerely,

AIDAN QUINN

AIDAN QUINN (Account suspended)

Dear FreedomofInformation,
Hey , nobody likes to mention this, it takes courage of rare order ( such as Chairpersons of Public Enquiries into eg RHI scandals) but Failure to keep proper records, Lack of a papertrail or Audit trail so beloved of Due Diligence Operatives, Auditors, Risk Assessors Underwriters and Scrutineers alike, seems to be a wide spread problem in the attraction of much needed Investment.

I wonder if, in light of these identified Investment Deterring Failures (IDFs) there were perhaps any plans to improve record keeping, establish Audit Trails?

If so can we please have copies of such plans, which we will of course be happy to share, giving reassurance and building confidence every where, nationally and internationally, in Boardrooms and without, that things are at last on the right track.

Rest assured no one in any way judges, there is of course nobody on trial. Queries such as these are rather the very embodiment of FOI Legislation working as it should and as Parliament intended, getting good positive Investor attracting news out there, shared by everybody. Equally.

Yours sincerely,

AIDAN QUINN

 

Our ref: DE-1149104

 

Dear Mr Quinn,
 
Thank you for your correspondence of 17 September about plans for
improvement of record keeping and audit trails.  I have been asked to
reply.

The Information Commissioner has published a Code of Practice for Records
Management under Section 46 of the Freedom of Information Act.  This sets
out guidance to public authorities – which include the Department of
Health and Social Care – in connection with the keeping, management and
destruction of records.  A copy can be found on the Information
Commissioner’s Office website at:

 

[1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

 

The National Archives undertakes Information Management Assessment(IMA) on
a rolling basis across all central government departments.  Further
information about this programme, including the results of the last
assessment on the Department can be found on the National Archives website
at:

 

[2]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/infor...

 

The IMA includes recommendations and an action plan which the Department
has committed to delivering.

 

I hope this reply is helpful.

Yours sincerely,
 
Ola Adigun
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care

 

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AIDAN QUINN (Account suspended)

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
Hi, many thanks.

Note and File Only Requirements are indeed difficult for all and there is absolutely no reflection whatever on the excellent staff charged with implementing them.

Please regard this Query as withdrawn, at least temporarily, at least for now.

Good Luck. I wish you well. You're worth it and mental health demands that we all think well of ourselves.

Yours faithfully,

AIDAN QUINN

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