Use of Body Worn Video

James Harding made this Freedom of Information request to Wye Valley NHS Trust

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Dear Wye Valley NHS 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,

James Harding

Clark, Susan, Wye Valley NHS Trust

WYE VALLEY NHS TRUST

Trust Headquarters
County Hospital
Hereford
HR1 2ER
Tel: 01432 364000
[Wye Valley NHS Trust request email]

5th December 2017

Dear Sir

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST 6460

Thank you for your request for information.

Wye Valley NHS Trust responds that no member of staff or contractor wears body cameras or video recording equipment whilst performing their duties.

If you have queries or any concerns contact details are given at the top of the letter. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to:

Nicola Foreman
Associate Director Corporate Governance/Company Secretary
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Trust Headquarters
The County Hospital
Hereford
HR1 2ER

Email: [email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 745 www.ico.gov.uk

Yours faithfully

Susan Clark – Corporate Governance Officer

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