Help Me Investigate has compiled a list of Freedom of Information emails for the new bodies overseeing local health spending in England.
The list was compiled for Health Service Journal by Tom Warren and Matt Burgess, and is reproduced here with permission.
A table showing the emails is embedded below. Some CCGs are sharing an FOI address where they may be using the same support team to process them. Others have retained the old FOI email from the primary care trust (the organisations which oversaw spending before clinical commissioning was introduced). Continue reading →
Help Me Investigate user Melanie Hall has been using Freedom of Information requests to look at ‘hospital blunders': serious untoward incidents (SUIs) and ‘never events’. She reports:
“Surgeons operating on the wrong side of the body, swabs left inside patients after surgery and the wrong implant being used were among the blunders happening at NHS health services across England last year”
Overall, her investigation reveals at least 6,000 serious untoward incidents (SUIs) and more than 100 ‘never events’. Continue reading →
Following previous posts about how Freedom of Information requests are being handled during a period where responsibilities are passed from one part of the health service (primary care trusts) to another (clinical commissioning groups – CCGs), we’ve been working with the wonderful FOI Directory to compile a full list of email addresses for the PCT handling FOI requests for each CCG in England.
This table assumes that FOI requests are being handled by the PCT. In some cases the CCG may be ready to process FOI requests themselves. If so, the PCT should be able to inform you when you submit your FOI request.
Here’s the list – if you find anything that needs correcting or updating, please let us know. Continue reading →