Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Please see the memo from Rick O'Brien:
I am writing to advise you that I will be leaving the Department of Adult Social Care to take up a secondment with the Department of Health National End of Life Care Team at the end of this month. The secondment is full time for a time limited period and may be extended to a period of 18 months. As many of you will know I have a particular interest in this area of work so this secondment will provide further opportunities to take forward the national End of Life Care strategy and national framework for social care at the end of life nationally and regionally. My last working day will be Friday 3rd August.
Can I take this opportunity to thank managers and staff for their support in the last 4 ½ years. It has been a genuine pleasure and privilege to work in Wirral with those operational managers and staff who have shown exemplary commitment and professionalism in taking forward the service improvement agenda, implementing and personalisation and developing new models of working with partners. There is a strong foundation to make further improvements and I wish colleagues every success in making this happen in the future.
Head of Personal Assessment and Planning
Please disclose the exit interview conducted between WBC and Rick O'Brien.
Thank you for your request for information shown below. On this occasion
the Council is unable to provide the information which you have
requested. In deciding to refuse to disclose the requested information,
the Council has relied on the exemption contained in Section 40 (2) of the
Freedom of Information Act.
The Exit Interview contains Personal Data and the Council does not
consider that as the requester, you could satisfy the sixth condition in
Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act 1998, which states:-
The processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests
pursued by the data controller or by the third party or parties to whom
the data are disclosed, except where the processing is unwarranted in any
particular case by reason of prejudice to the rights and freedoms or
legitimate interests of the data subject.
The Council considers that the disclosure of the information sought would
be unwarranted by reason of prejudice to the rights and freedoms or
legitimate interests of the Data Subject, Rick O’ Brien.
Please be advised, I shall be sending you identical wording to your other
2 similar enquiries with regards Maura Noone and Mike Fowler’s exit
You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review of the refusal to some of the information
requested. Please would you direct any request for an internal review to
Mr Surjit Tour, Head of Legal and Member Services, Department of Law, HR
and Asset Management, Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, CH44 8ED
You do also have the right to complain to the information Commissioner, if
you are dissatisfied with the outcome of any internal review, whose office
is situated at: Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45