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

Solent FOI, Solent NHS Trust

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Solent FOI, Solent NHS Trust

This is an automated response.

 

Thank you for submitting a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Please note: The start date of your request will be the next working day.
A working day is considered Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

 

You will receive a formal acknowledgment letter and reference number
within two working days.

 

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Information Governance Team, Solent NHS Trust

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Dear Lucas,

 

Our Ref: FOI 130 17/18_IGT

 

Thank you for your enquiry dated 5^th September 2017 where you requested
information regarding Solent NHS Trust’s losses and payments.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

For frequently asked questions and previously released FOI’s please see
our website:
[1]http://www.solent.nhs.uk/page.asp?fldAre...

 

Kind Regards

 

  Information Governance Team

   

  Team: 0300 123 3919

Solent NHS Trust  

Trust Headquarters Email : [2][email address]

Highpoint Venue Email : [3][email address]

Burseldon Rd  

Southampton [4]Combined

Hampshire  

SO19 8BR

 

 

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Information Governance Team, Solent NHS Trust

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Dear Lucas,

 

Thank you for your enquiry requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Please find our response to your request attached.

 

If you have a few moments to spare, please complete and return the
attached questionnaire as your feedback will ensure the Trust continues to
provide a good service or make improvements where necessary. Thank you in
advance for your assistance.

 

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You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be
also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news
reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

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submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to: Sadie Bell, Head of
Information Governance, Solent NHS Trust Headquarters, Highpoint Venue,
Bursledon Road, Southampton, SO19 8BR, or
[1][email address]

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

  Information Governance Team

   

  Team: 0300 123 3919

Solent NHS Trust  

Trust Headquarters Email : [2][email address]

Highpoint Venue Email : [3][email address]

Burseldon Rd  

Southampton [4]Description: Description: Description: Combined

Hampshire  

SO19 8BR

 

 

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https://www.solent.nhs.uk/../images/sole...

 

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