Case Number 4614
Request Date 05/02/2016
Completion Date 11/02/2016

 

Details of the Request

  1. Does your organisation charge a fee for FOI requests that do not exceed the appropriate limit, as outlined above?
  2. If so, what is the average fee charged and for what reason?
  3. Can you confirm if your organisations publication scheme includes all of your organisations policies and that they are accessible via your website?
  4. How many Data Protection (subject access requests), Access to Health records requests and Freedom of Information requests has your organisation received in the last 3 financial years i.e 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
  5. Does your organisation charge a fee for processing your subject access requests and if so how much?
  6. How many staff work in your Information Governance department handling these requests and at what NHS Agenda for Change Pay Bands?

 

Details of the Response

1. Does your organisation charge a fee for FOI requests that do not exceed the appropriate limit, as outlined above?

No, the Trust does not charge a fee for FOI requests that do not exceed the appropriate limit.

 

2. If so, what is the average fee charged and for what reason?

N/A

 

3. Can you confirm if your organisations publication scheme includes all of your organisations policies and that they are accessible via your website?

Yes our policies are available via the Trust’s website: https://www.ashfordstpeters.info/policies

 

4. How many Data Protection (subject access requests), Access to Health records requests and Freedom of Information requests has your organisation received in the last 3 financial years i.e 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

  Subject Access Requests received in last 3 financial years FOI Requests received in last 3 financial years
2012/2013 1934 346
2013/2014 1778 551
2014/2015 1528 554

 

5. Does your organisation charge a fee for processing your subject access requests and if so how much?

Fee for Subject Access Request:

  • £50 for records held in a paper form (which also includes the electronic/x-rays)
  • £10 for records held electronically/X-rays

 

6. How many staff work in your Information Governance department handling these requests and at what NHS Agenda for Change Pay Bands?

Subject Access staff report to Medical records not Information Governance:

1 x Full Time 37.5 hours Band 3
4 x part time 82 hours Band 2

 

Freedom of Information staff report to Information Governance:

1 x part time 30 hours Band 4