Use of Body Worn Video

Lucy Johnson made this Freedom of Information request to East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear East Lancashire Hospitals 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.

Yours faithfully,

Lucy Johnson

Freedom of Information (ELHT) Mailbox, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Ms Johnson

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 –  Ref: 2017/11/23 Johnson L

 

Under the Act, the department is required to provide you with a response
within 20 working days. We will write to you in response to your request
for information by 21 December 2017.

 

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releasing information. Some of these are qualified exemptions which
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Yours faithfully,

 

Corporate Governance Compliance Officer East Lancashire Hospitals NHS
Trust

 

 

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Freedom of Information (ELHT) Mailbox, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Ms Johnson

 

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

 

In response to your requests, there are no ELHT personnel who wear/use
body worn video cameras for security purposes, clinical or other purposes.
The Trust security services are provided under the PFI agreement and we
are aware that the security officers who are contracted by Consort
Healthcare and Albany Healthcare do use such equipment.  Please contact
Consort Healthcare and Albany Healthcare to request the information that
you seek, as we do not have it. Please note that Consort Healthcare and
Albany Healthcare are not public authorities and the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 that apply to public authorities may not
apply to private entities.

 

If you are not satisfied with the response you have received in relation
to your request and wish to request a review or make a complaint, you
should write to the Associate Director of Corporate Governance at the
Trust Headquarters, Level 2, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road,
Blackburn, BB2 3HH.  Tel: 01254 735998. Email: [1][East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

 

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

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF.

 

Regards,

 

Hansa Cannon

Corporate Governance Compliance Officer

Company Secretariat

 

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust | Trust Headquarters | Level 2  |
Opposite Ward B2 and Ward B4 | Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital |
Haslingden Road | Blackburn | Lancashire | BB2 3HH

 

Tel (DDI):  01254 732110

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