Dear Warrington and Halton Hospitals 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,

Emily Mcghie

FOI, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Freedom of Information Act 2000 –Ref No: 17-599

Thank you for your request for Trust information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that the Communications and Engagement Team is currently attending to your request. A member of the team will respond within the statutory timescale which is currently 20 working days.

If applicable we will inform you if any of your requested information is exempt from release along with any fee required. We may require further detail from you to assist us in searching for the information you have requested. You may therefore be contacted in due course if it is necessary to clarify any part of your request.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.

Kind Regards
Meg

Meg Ellams
Communications Assistant
Communications & Engagement

Direct Dial: 01925 66 2056
Ext: 2056
Email: [email address]

Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lovely Lane, Warrington, WA5 1QG

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FOI, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref No:17-599

 

Response to request dated 22/12/17 made under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000

 

Questions:

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:

Security staff wear body cameras and warn any violent / aggressive
person(s) that they are being recorded

Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your
organisation?

Security staff provide the evidence as & when needed for any police
request

How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they
work in?

10 Security staff  3 x Security staff per shift  all have the body cameras
on them for every shift they only record when & if a violent situation
occurs we have 6 cameras in total

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?

See answer for question 3

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they
cost your organisation?

Total cost for the cameras £600

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?

N/A

Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?

All footage when downloaded stored in Private Area (P:) transferred to a
disc at the request of Police or HR

Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

LSMS

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled you can contact the Patient Experience Team lead to request a
review by writing to:

Patient Experience Team, Kendrick Wing, Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane,
Warrington, WA5 1QG. 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this internal review you can
submit a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can do
this by writing to: 

FOI / EIR Complaints Resolution, Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Alternatively you can complete an electronic complaints form and submit it
to the Information Commissioner’s Office via email. I have included a link
below for your convenience which explains how to complain to the
Information Commissioner’s Office.

[1]https://ico.org.uk/

 

Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005

 

The supply of information under the Freedom of Information Act is intended
to be for personal use only and does not automatically give the recipient
the right to commercially re-use it, for example, the right to publish it
or make it available to a wider audience [SI 2005 No: 1515 4(1)].

 

The Trust provides information under the Freedom of Information Act in
line with the template [2]Open Government Licence for public sector
information. Should you wish to re-use any information in line with this
Licence then you are not required to take any further action.

 

The Open Government Licence allows you to re-use information freely and
flexibly, with only a few conditions. If you wish to re-use information
outside of the Licence terms then please inform the Trust as unauthorised
re-use may be in breach of copyright law.

 

 

FOI Application Satisfaction Survey

 

It is important to the Trust that you are satisfied with the way that your
request was handled. Please find a link to our Freedom of Information
satisfaction survey which we would be grateful if you could complete.

 

[3]http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2JCP23S

 

 

 

Kind Regards

Meg

 

Meg Ellams

Communications and Engagement Assistant

Communications & Engagement

 

Direct Dial: 01925 66 2056

Ext: 2056

Email: [4][email address]

 

Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lovely Lane,
Warrington, WA5 1QG

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