Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4765

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4765

Date Request Received: 07/12/2018 14:40:14

Date Request Replied To: 19/12/2018 10:01:12

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Request Summary: Trust FOI statistics and resources

Request Category: Health

 
Question Number 1:
How many FOI requests were received by your Trust each month between 1 April 2018 and 30 November 2018?
 
Answer To Question 1:
Apr: 63
May: 52
Jun: 43
Jul: 70
Aug: 53
Sep: 44
Oct: 55
Nov: 59
 
Question Number 2:
How many FOI requests were responded to by your Trust over the 20 working day Information Commissioner’s Office limit each month between 1 April 2018 and 30 November 2018?
 
Answer To Question 2:
Apr: 20
May: 21
Jun: 17
Jul: 14
Aug: 19
Sep: 5
Oct: 5
Nov: 3
 
Question Number 3:
How many staff does your Trust employ to coordinate FOI responses, and what are the normal working hours (e.g. Full time, 0.5wte/18 hours per week)
 
Answer To Question 3:
2 from the IG team - part time
 
Question Number 4:
What software solution does your Trust use to manage and log the FOI requests process? (e.g. MS Outlook, MS Excel spreadsheets, MS Access databases, Ulysses Request for Information Module, DropPane, Datix, paper register)
 
Answer To Question 4:
In-house developed system
 
Question Number 5:
Is the software used for managing FOI requests the same as that used by your Trust’s Subject Access request team?
 
Answer To Question 5:
No
 
Question Number 6:
What is your Trust’s annual overall budget for the current financial year 2018/2019?
 
Answer To Question 6:
£230m
 
Question Number 7:
How many staff overall are employed by your Trust?
 
Answer To Question 7:
4347
 
Question Number 8:
Approximately how many patients come within your Trust’s catchment area?
 
Answer To Question 8:
Approximately 250,000 people are in the local catchment area.
 
Question Number 9:
Have your FOI coordination staff attended externally provided training courses on Freedom of Information? If so, could you list the provider?
 
Answer To Question 9:
No
 
Question Number 10:
Have you run FOI awareness campaigns within your Trust to raise knowledge of legal requirements, and change attitudes? For instance, has your Trust invited a speaker from the ICO to give a talk on FOI or Data Protection, and was this an effective approach?
 
Answer To Question 10:
No
 
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