Trust losses and special payments: FOIA

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Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a FOIA request. The Trust is required to provide information on losses and special payments in its annual report. I am writing to request additional, more detailed information regarding these losses and payments. I am making this request because I believe there is a clear and compelling public interest in understanding more about the types of losses and special payments the Trust makes.

1. Losses and special payments

Please provide a copy of your losses and special payments register or database for the year 2016-17. I would expect this information to include, but not necessarily be limited to:

a) Category of loss or special payment (e.g. bad debt, fruitless payment, compensation payment made under legal obligation) as defined in relevant losses and special payments policy or procedure documents.
b) A summary of the loss
c) Amount paid out in £ Sterling (or other currency)
d) Debtor name (where that debtor is a company or disclosure of a person’s name is permitted by the data protection provisions of s.40)

2. Bad debts

a) Please state how much bad debt was written off in the year 2016-17.
b) If, and only if, you hold the information in an easily retrievable format, i.e. not in individual case files, please state how much of this bad debt was non-NHS and/or private patient debt write offs and/or overseas visitors related.

This request is only concerned with information which is easily exportable and does not require the Trust to review individual case files, which might trigger the cost threshold (s.12). I am interested in any and all relevant information which is easily exportable and that provides greater clarity on how losses were accrued and special payments were made, but which is not published in your annual report. The information I am requesting should not, therefore, be caught by s.21 or s.22.

If you consider that some information is exempt from disclosure please cite the section of the FOIA you are using to redact information. Please also ensure any redactions you make are sufficiently granular and do not withhold information on a 'blanket' basis. When applying exemptions which contain a public interest test, please also explain, in line with the guiding principles of the Information Tribunal, how the public interest would be, or would be likely to be, materially prejudiced by disclosure.

I would be grateful if you could be mindful of your statutory duty to provide advice and assist to requesters (s.16) when responding to this request. I would prefer to receive all information electronically and in machine-readable formats (such as .xls) where applicable. I would also be grateful if you could acknowledge receipt of this request.

Thank you for the time you will invest in providing a response.

Gratefully,

Lucas Amin

Dear Lucas Amin,

 

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 05
September 2017, and has been logged under ref FOI/17/0487. Please quote
this reference in any future correspondence.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, and as per the terms of the Act, we expect to have
responded to you no later than 20 working days after the date your request
was received or, where applicable, further clarification is provided.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Shanita Baldeo

Interim Asst Information Governance Assurance Manager

Freedom of Information team

 

Email: [1][Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Corporate Governance

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

162 City Road

London

EC1V 2PD

 

 

 

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Dear Lucas Amin,

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 05 September 2017.

 

I hope the attached information proves useful.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you the Trust has a
formal complaints and internal review process available which is managed
by the Head of Information Governance. This can be formally requested and
should be done so within 3 calendar months from the date your response was
issued.

 

If you are not satisfied with the Trust review under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 you may apply directly to the Information
Commissioners Officer (ICO) for a review of your appeal decision. The ICO
can be contacted at: ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF   [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Shanita Baldeo

Interim Asst Information Governance Assurance Manager

Freedom of Information team

 

Email: [2][Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Corporate Governance

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

162 City Road

London

EC1V 2PD

 

 

 

 

Before acting on this email or opening any attachments you should read the
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's email disclaimer available
at

[3]http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/T&Cs

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