Transactions over £25,000 in October and November 2011, and since July 2018

Spend Network made this Freedom of Information request to South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://www.swast.nhs.uk/p/expenditure-o.... However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data in October and November 2011 and since July 2018.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £25,000 in October and November 2011 from August 2018 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,

George Brown

Spend Network

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear George

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding expenditure over 25k
which we received on 15/2/19.

 

We have dealt with this as a Freedom of Information request and I attach a
leaflet containing further information about both your rights and our
obligations under this legislation.

 

We are able to provide the following information:

 

Information requested Trust response
I'd like to make a request under the Figures up until January 2019 are on
Freedom of Information act for all our website.
transactions over £25,000 in October
and November 2011 from August 2018 to  
at most a month in arrears from the
date at which you publish in response February figures will follow in due
to this request. course when they are ready to be
published.  
 
 

Unfortunately the Trust no longer
holds the relevant data for October
and November 2011 – we have moved to
a new financial system and do not
retain invoices more than six years
old.

 

 

Please note that, under the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
besides for your own means, you will need to seek our permission to do so.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you require further clarification of the
information provided, or to discuss any aspect of the way in which we have
responded to your request. 

However, if you are dissatisfied with our response, you also have the
right to make use of the following complaints procedures:

 

In the first instance you may write to the Chief Executive of this Trust

 

Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

Mr Wenman will then either make arrangements for your complaint to be
reviewed and for the outcome to be communicated to you, or will convene a
panel of Trust Directors to consider an appeal against a decision to
withhold information.

 

If you are unhappy with the response to your complaint, or findings of the
Panel, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,                                 

Wilmslow,

Cheshire.  SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 01625 545 700

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

 

References

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2. http://www.swast.nhs.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Pemberton,

 

Further to my email of the 20/2/19 our Information Management team have
some feedback and questions for you, please see below.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Query |Clarification needed/FOI amends |
| |required |
|-----------------------------------+------------------------------------|
|I am trying to assess the adverse |Unfortunately the Trust does not |
|impacts of excessive housebuilding |hold any data in respect of your |
|and wish to know the number of |request – this is not a topic of |
|emergency ambulance visits to |research we have looked into. |
|Thornbury over the last four years.| |
|In particular, I'm trying to |  |
|compare current demand with then. I| |
|would like to know what additional |We could however supply you with |
|stress the service is suffering and|response time data which may assist |
|to what extent the time taken from |you. Our IM team recommend: |
|and to Southmead Hospital and | |
|Thornbury deprives other emergency |  |
|calls. I would like to know the | |
|difference in response time between|‘If the requester amended the |
|normal daily hours (say 10am to |request to ask e.g. for the response|
|2pm) and rush / commuting hours |times to Southmead Hospital to |
|(say 7 to 9am and 3 to 7 pm). |compare it with the response times |
|Thanks |from Thornbury specifically to |
| |Southmead Hospital then we would |
|  |provide that data. We would also |
| |need these clarifications: |
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |1.       “last four years” – needs |
| |to specify the period |
| | |
| |2.       “I would like to know the |
| |difference in response time between |
| |normal daily hours (say 10am to 2pm)|
| |and rush / commuting hours (say 7 to|
| |9am and 3 to 7 pm).” – needs to |
| |specify whether the requester wants |
| |to include Saturdays and Sundays and|
| |whether this would be asked for the |
| |same period as above’ |
| | |
| |  |
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Based on the clarification needed above, we have placed your FOI on hold.
If you would like to proceed, please provide the information as required
above. If we do not hear from you by 18/3/19 we will abort the request. We
can of course re-open it in future if required.

 

Kind regards,

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 | Web [1]www.swast.nhs.uk | E-Mail
[email address]

Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY, TrustHQ

References

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Dear Information Governance,

I think you have sent me someone else's response by mistake.

Yours sincerely,

Spend Network

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Apologies - thank you.

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Dear Information Governance,

Please could you send me a link to your website where you publish your spending data.

Yours sincerely,

Spend Network

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Hi Spend Network,

 

We would recommend you following the below link and check the 'what we
spend and how we spend it' section.

 

[1]https://www.swast.nhs.uk/welcome/foi-key...

 

Please note that some of the data on the website is currently in the
process of being updated,  and as new data becomes available throughout
the year, further updates will follow.

 

Kind regards,

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 | Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk | E-Mail
[email address]

Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY, TrustHQ

 

 

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Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for your response, I can see data since July 2018. However, I cannot see any data for October and November 2011. Please can you upload this to your website.

Yours sincerely,

George Brown

Spend Network

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Hi George,

You are correct however unfortunately the missing data is no longer available due to the length of time that has elapsed. Please accept our apologies.

Kind regards,
Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Direct Line 01392 261 603 | Web www.swast.nhs.uk | E-Mail [email address]
Trust Headquarters, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY, TrustHQ

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Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for your response, I appreciate your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Spend Network