Dear Heart of England 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,

Lucy Johnson

Publication Scheme e-mail, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Our reference: FOI 5647

Dear Lucy,

Thank you for your e-mail received on 27th November 2017 requesting information regarding the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and we aim to respond by 27th December 2017, i.e. within the statutory 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject to the application of any statutory exemptions.

Where consideration is given to the application of any exemptions, the 20 day compliance may be extended under the terms of the Act to a period considered reasonable depending on the nature and circumstances of the request. In such cases, you will be notified and, where possible, a revised time-scale will be indicated. In all cases, we shall attempt to deal with your request at the earliest opportunity.

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

Kind regards,

FOI Officer
Email:[Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web: http://www.heartofengland.nhs.uk
Information Governance Team
Devon House
Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East
B9 5SS

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Publication Scheme e-mail, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

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Our reference: FOI 5647

Dear Lucy,

Thank you for your request for information. The Trust's response is provided in the attached document. Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust covers Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, Solihull Hospital & Community Services and Birmingham Chest Clinic.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to request a review of our decision, you should write to the Head of Information Governance, Safety and Governance Directorate, Devon House, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, B9 5SS.

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by our trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 or www.ico.org.uk

We would appreciate your feedback in order to help us improve our service.

Kind regards,

Trust FOI Officer
Email: [Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web: http://www.heartofengland.nhs.uk
Information Governance Team
Devon House
Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East
B9 5SS

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