Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_6012

Internal Reference Number: FOI_6012

Date Request Received: 22/01/2021 10:08:29

Date Request Replied To: 22/02/2021 10:52:40

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Request Summary: ‘never event’ and staff nvestigations and suspensions

Request Category: Researcher






 
Question Number 1:
In May, 2019 this letter attached was send to your organisation by Dido Harding, Chair of NHS Improvement. I request the following information:

Number of ‘never Event’ (point 6 c)) started by the organisation since the 23rd May, 2019.
 
Answer To Question 1:
The specific type of Never Event they are looking for, as per point 6c in the document is:

c) Where a person who is the subject of an investigation or disciplinary procedure suffers any form of serious harm, whether physical or mental, this should be treated as a ‘never event’ which therefore is the subject of an immediate independent investigation commissioned and received by the board. Further, prompt action should be taken in response to the identified harm and its causes.

We have not had any Never Event’s commissioned since May 2019 which relate to someone suffering from serious harm as a result of an investigation or disciplinary procedure.
Letter to Chairs and Chief Executives.pdf
 
Question Number 2:
If, there has been a ‘never event’ commissioned as per point 6 c), has this report been published in any forum and if so where ?
 
Answer To Question 2:
N/A
 
Question Number 3:
If, there has been a ‘never event’ commissioned as per point 6 c), what learning was found ?
 
Answer To Question 3:
N/A
 
Question Number 4:
Not restricted to the never events the following:

4. Number of staff suspensions in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by respective year.
 
Answer To Question 4:
2017 - 9
2018 - 6
2019 - 5
2020 - 8
 
Question Number 5:
In decisions to suspend staff, is there any formal written assessment the organisation conducts to assess the effect on health and welfare of suspension of the staff member the organisation is considering suspending, if so please disclose a copy ?
 
Answer To Question 5:
No.
 
Question Number 6:
Number of staff disciplinary investigations started in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by respective year.
 
Answer To Question 6:
2017 - 25
2018 - 22
2019 - 25
2020 - 26
 
Question Number 7:
Number of staff disciplinary investigations started in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by respective year split down by investigated by an internally employed investigator or an externally contracted investigator. If the numbers are too low to reveal, it can be given by all four years together the split.
 
Answer To Question 7:
All cases were internally invenstigated.
Please see attachments:
Letter to Chairs and Chief Executives.pdf
 
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