Dear Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Please send me:

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their duties?
If yes, please detail:
Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your organisation?
How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel)
How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your organisation?
Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they cost your organisation?
If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of said contract?
Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?
Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you
could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are
required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this
information is already in the public domain, please can you direct
me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the
grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with
copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that
information should not be treated as confidential if such an
agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within
the 20 working days after you receive this letter.

I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request, preferably via email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Linda McCarthy

FOI, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms McCarthy

We acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are processing your request and will have a formal response to you within the 20 working-day deadline.

Please note that the information provided is the property of Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust and subject to Intellectual Property and Database Rights. Any commercial application or use of this information may be subject to the provisions of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations Act 2005. This means that if you wish to re-use the information provided for commercial purposes for any reason you must ask us for permission to do so. Should we agree that you can use the information it will be subject to the issue of a licence which may or may not involve a fee.

If you have any questions about this process please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Information Governance and Medico Legal Team
Informatics Department
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT
 
Email:  [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web:  www.ntw.nhs.uk

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Dear Ms McCarthy

Our Safety Team have confirmed that we do not use body cameras anywhere within the Trust. This includes any contractors / agency staff, etc.

I believe this concludes your request, which shall now be closed.

Kind regards

Information Governance and Medico Legal Team
Informatics Department
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT
 
Email:  [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web:  www.ntw.nhs.uk

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