Transactions over £25,000 from January 2022

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Dear Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://www.qvh.nhs.uk/about-us/publicat... . However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since December 2021.

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it may not have been a priority to publish your spending data. However, we strongly believe that the spending data is critical to understanding how Government functions and this data is vital for our work. We would be extremely grateful if you could update this information as soon as reasonably possible.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £25,000 from January2022 to at most a month in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

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:
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....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network

FOI (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam 
  
Thank you for your request for information. 
  
We will endeavour to respond within a maximum of 20 working days.

If there is anything on which you need further clarification, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Dominic Bailey 
Information Governance Lead | Informatics 
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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T:  01342 414223
E:  [1][email address]
W: [2]www.qvh.nhs.uk

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Dear Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

On 26 May 2022, I sent you a FOI request for your expenditure over £25,000 from January 2022 to present.

I haven't received any reply apart from acknowledgement.

However, the guidance for publishing spend data for government departments states:
2.10 Spend is to be published one month in arrears, ie by the last working day of the month following the month to which the data relates. If the data is available before the end of the month, it should be published as soon as the department has cleared it for release. This data is to be published in individual monthly files.
2.11 You should not hold up the publication of your data where you have unresolved individual queries. You should publish the cleared data within the publication timescales, and amend the data at a later date if necessary. See section 2.5 for further detail on applying redactions to the data.

Please see here for more details: 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....

This means that the data requested should already be published. For this reason, I would like to request an Internal Review of the initial response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please also take note of this decision notice from the ICO on the use of Section 22 of the FOI Act in these circumstances: https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network

FOI (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Anna

Thank you for your email.

We do not have a record of your initial enquiry on 26th May 2022.

Please could you resend so we can check further regarding correct address and processing.

Yours sincerely

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Dominic Bailey
Information Governance Lead | Informatics
Data Protection Officer
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

T: 01342 306623
E: [email address]
W: www.qvh.nhs.uk

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Dear Dominic,

Here it goes:
"Dear Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://www.qvh.nhs.uk/about-us/publicat... . However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since December 2021.

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it may not have been a priority to publish your spending data. However, we strongly believe that the spending data is critical to understanding how Government functions and this data is vital for our work. We would be extremely grateful if you could update this information as soon as reasonably possible.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £25,000 from January2022 to at most a month in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

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:
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....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network"

I unfortunately could not find a reference number in your acknowledgement letter.

Yours sincerely,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network

FOI (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Anna

Thank you for your enquiry and prompt.

I believe that the data you require has been updated and is now available.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information or clarification.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your enquiry, you have the right to appeal via our complaints department.

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome, you can write to:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545700

Yours sincerely

Dominic Bailey
Information Governance Lead | Informatics
Data Protection Officer
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

T: 01342 306623
E: [email address]
W: www.qvh.nhs.uk

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