Welsh Language translation services

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Dear Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,

Please can I make an FOI request for the following information.

1. How many members of staff do you employ to translate (Welsh-English-Welsh)?

2. What is the annual cost of employing senior translators and translators within your organisation?

3a. Do you employ translators on a bank basis?

3b. If you do employ translators on a bank basis, what was your annual spend for, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021,22 and the first quarter of 2022/23?

4a Do you use translation companies on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services?

4b.What was your annual spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021,22 and the first quarter of 2022/23 with the companies on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services?

4c. How many translation companies on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services are you currently engaged with?

5a. Do you use freelance translators that are members of the Society of Welsh Translators?

5b. What was your annual spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021,22 and the first quarter of 2022/23 with translators that are members of the Society of Welsh Translators?

6a. Do you use freelance translators that are not on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation services nor are members of the Society of Welsh Translators and Interpreters?

6b. If you replied β€˜yes’ to question 6a, please outline your actual spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021,22 and the first quarter of 2022/23?

7a. Do you use translators from other frameworks and agencies in Wales, or the UK?

7b. If you replied yes to question 7a, what was your spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the first quarter of 2022/23.

8a Do you use interpreters from the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services?

8b If you do use interpreters from the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services, what was the spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the first quarter of 2022/23

8c How many interpreters are your currently engaged with that are on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services?

9a Do you use interpreters from the Society of Welsh Translators and Interpreters?

9b If you replied yest to question 9a, how many are you engaged with at present, and what was the spend for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the first quarter of 2022/23.

9c How many interpreters are you engaged with at present that are not on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services nor are they members of the Society of Welsh Translators?

9d If you’re engaging interpreters that are not on the National Procurement Framework for Translation and Interpretation Services and are not members of the Society of Welsh Translators and Interpreters, how much was your spend for interpreters in this category for 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and the first quarter of 2022/23?

10a Do you use a translation memory software, if so please detail:

which software you use;

how many licences you hold;

cost per licence per year

Please acknowledge my request and I expect to hear from you within the 20 working days allocated to requests to Public Authorities.

Yours faithfully,

Ffion Davies

FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

DearΒ Ms Davies,

Β 

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Β 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded
information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB.Β  A
request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority
may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes
information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings. Β 

Β 

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for
specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question
if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or
judgment that is not already recorded.

Β 

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB
will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the
appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed
below.

Β 

Β The UHB will:

Β 

Ò€’ identify which questions amount to requests for information held on
record;

Β 

Ò€’ be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the
circumstances; and

Β 

Ò€’ provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation. Β 

Β 

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the
relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due
course.

Β 

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20
working days for response to be issued.

Β 

Yours sincerely,

Β 

Wade Bartlett

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

My pronouns are Γ’β‚¬ΛœSheÒ€ℒ and Γ’β‚¬ΛœHerÒ€ℒ.

Β 

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FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Dear Ms Davies,

Β 

I am writing further to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Β 

I can now confirm that the UHB has completed a search of its records and
is in a position to respond to your request. Please see the attached
response.

Β 

Should you have any queries or need clarification on any aspect of this
response please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Β 

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:

Β 

Head of Risk and Regulation
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Executive Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

Β 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

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Information CommissionerÒ€ℒs Office - Wales

2nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff
CF10 2HH

Β 

Yours sincerely,

Β 

Wade Bartlett

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

My pronouns are Γ’β‚¬ΛœSheÒ€ℒ and Γ’β‚¬ΛœHerÒ€ℒ.

Β 

From: FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance)
Sent: 20 September 2022 15:22
To: Ffion Davies <[FOI #898803 email]>
Subject: FoI.22.438; Welsh Language translation services

Β 

DearΒ Ms Davies,

Β 

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Β 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded
information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB.Β  A
request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority
may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes
information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings. Β 

Β 

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for
specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question
if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or
judgment that is not already recorded.

Β 

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB
will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the
appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed
below.

Β 

Β The UHB will:

Β 

Ò€’ identify which questions amount to requests for information held on
record;

Β 

Ò€’ be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the
circumstances; and

Β 

Ò€’ provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation. Β 

Β 

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the
relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due
course.

Β 

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20
working days for response to be issued.

Β 

Yours sincerely,

Β 

Wade Bartlett

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

My pronouns are Γ’β‚¬ΛœSheÒ€ℒ and Γ’β‚¬ΛœHerÒ€ℒ.

Β 

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