FOI 5219 Contact details

Published/updated: 28/04/17 13:26

Under the Freedom of Information Act please could you give me the name and email address of the person within your Trust that holds the following job title:

Medical Devices Manager – Janet Freel – janet.freel@heartofengland.nhs.uk

FOI 4885 Contact details

Published/updated: 28/04/17 11:08

The name of the Head of Human Resources and their email address at the organisation.

Hazel Gunter is the Head of Human Resources, Her email address is hazel.gunter:heartofengland.nhs.uk

Award in memory of former patient presented to Good Hope ward

Published/updated: 28/04/17 10:04

An elderly care ward at Good Hope Hospital led by an ‘inspiring’ nurse has been recognised for a raft of improvements over the past 12 months by being named winners of an annual award founded to ensure the legacy of a former patient.

Ward 9 at Good Hope, part of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, was this year’s recipient of the Jean Robinson Award, which is judged by Jean’s family who have been working with the hospital to improve standards in elderly care since her death in 2009.

Jean’s daughters Di Collins and Jan Gill regularly come into Good Hope to meet with elderly care matron Donna Woodings to discuss progress on the wards and to give a relatives point of view. The Jean Robinson Award was seen as a way to ensure a legacy for their mum and to push the wards to keep care standards as high as possible.

Di and Jan presented this year’s award to the senior sister on Ward 9, Simone Hudlin, who they said was a major reason behind their choice for the 2017 award for her ‘inspirational’ leadership and what she has been able to achieve with her team over the past year.

Di, from Tamworth, said: “Simone had just come into post when we came 12 months ago to judge for last year’s award and when we spoke to her she had lots of great ideas about how to improve her ward and it was clear coming this year that she has really followed through on those plans.

“You can see the passion she has for what she does. We were particularly impressed to see the fantastic new day room for families on the ward which she was so passionate about doing.”

Simone said it felt ‘brilliant’ to accept the award on behalf of her ward and to have the recognition for the hard work all her staff have put in since her arrival.

Initiatives she has spearheaded since her arrival include fundraising for the recently opened relatives room on Ward 9 and introducing enhanced observation bays for high risk patients which have made a massive improvement to falls numbers on the Ward.

She said: “We all work really hard to give the best possible care for our patients every day and it is not for any reward or recognition but to receive this award from people who have seen the improvements first hand; it says something about how far the team has come.

“Ward 9 at Good Hope was where I started my career so it’s been great to come back and be working with staff I was working with years ago who still have that passion for what we do. I’m just really proud of the whole team, as I have worked on the frontline day in day out and know just how hard they work.”

FOI 4891 Contact details

Published/updated: 28/04/17 09:43

1) Does your organisation have a defined Medicines Information service/team?

Yes

2) If so, please can you let me know the email address for the medicines information manager and the general email address for the medicines information team (or one or the other, if both isn’t possible).

Amanda.berry@heartofengland.nhs.uk

Medicines.information@heartofengland.nhs.uk

FOI 4873 Retirement scheme

Published/updated: 28/04/17 09:36

At a time when the media is filled with stories of the supposed financial crisis facing the NHS, can you tell me;

What are the rules/entitlement that allow staff members to retire in their early fifties on a pension?

Information on NHS pensions is available at http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions

Secondly what is the yearly cost to the service?

The Trust have an annual cost of c£0.1m relating to a historic scheme set up in 1990’s for specific cases of early retirement and the costs of this are reducing over time as the number of members reduce.   Since then all other early retirements are agreed by the NHS Pensions Agency and they make the payments to the individuals.   Therefore the Trust do not see the costs that relates to these individuals and the query should be redirected to the NHS Pensions Authority at https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/FOI/initRequestForm.do

 

FOI 4859 ADHD

Published/updated: 28/04/17 09:27

In accordance with the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000, I would like to request the following information regarding the provision of services for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) within your organisation. If you are not the appropriate officer, please do pass the request on to the correct individual.

As noted in the NICE Quality Standard for ADHD (https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs39), can you please provide information on:

  • What proportion of children and young people with symptoms of ADHD have been referred to an ADHD specialist for assessment in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 1)
  • What proportion of adults with symptoms of ADHD  without a childhood diagnosis of ADHD have been referred to an ADHD specialist for assessment in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 2)
  • What proportion of adults who were diagnosed with ADHD as children or young people and present with symptoms of continuing ADHD have been referred to general adult psychiatric services in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 3)
  • What proportion of parents or carers of children with symptoms of  ADHD  who meet the NICE eligibility criteria have been offered a referral to a parent training programme in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 4)
  • What proportion of children and young people with moderate ADHD have been offered a referral to a psychological group treatment programme in the past 12 months (Quality Statement 5)
  • In the past 24 months, what proportion of eligible patients with ADHD who are starting drug treatment go on to have their initial drug dose adjusted and response assessed by an ADHD specialist (Quality Statement 6)
  • In the past 24 months, what proportion of eligible patients with ADHD who are taking drug treatment have a specialist review at least annually to assess their need for continued treatment (Quality Statement 7)

In addition, can you please provide information on:

  • The number of people with symptoms of ADHD who have come into contact with your service in the past 12 months:
    • Children and young people
    • adults
  • The number of people referred with symptoms of ADHD who are currently waiting for their first outpatients appointment:
    • Children and young people
    • adults
  • The average waiting time from referral to first outpatients appointment in the past 12 months for
    • Children and young people presenting with symptoms of ADHD
    • Adults presenting for the first time with symptoms of ADHD
  • The range of waiting times (ie shortest to longest) for patients from referral to first outpatient appointment in the past 12 months for
    • Children and young people presenting with symptoms of ADHD
    • Adults presenting for the first time with symptoms of ADHD
  • What specialist services are available for referral for adults presenting with symptoms of ADHD
  • Does your organisation provide a transition to an adult service for adolescents with ADHD
  • The age at which your organisation transitions a  young person diagnosed with ADHD to general adult psychiatric services
  • Does your organisation receive out of area referrals for specialist ADHD services?

Upon investigations we have determined we do not hold the information you have requested and as such are unable to supply this.

 

FOI 4858 Safe staffing data

Published/updated: 28/04/17 09:19

I am requesting the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

The Trust’s safe staffing data for October 2016                                                                                 

The information you have requested is available on the Trust’s website at https://hgs.uhb.nhs.uk/statistics/safer-staffing-return/.  The Trust is therefore exempting the information  under Section 21 – information already reasonably accessible.

FOI 5008 Superbugs

Published/updated: 28/04/17 09:00

Can you please send details of any cases of antibiotic resistant NDM (New Delhi metallo-ß-lactamase) “superbugs” you have reported to Public Health England in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

We are particularly interested in NDM-1, but would appreciate details of any other NDM incidents if available.

Please break the information down into the three years listed. 

We do not hold this information. It may be available from Public Health England who can be contacted at foi@phe.gov.uk

FOI 4917 IT skills assessment tool

Published/updated: 28/04/17 08:55

I would like to know if the Trust currently uses an automated skills assessment tool when recruiting candidates for IT roles.

For example, to test the ability of a developer / programmer, would the hr department or hiring manager put candidates through an automated online skills assessment?

If so, please confirm which tool is used, when the contract is up for renewal and any fees involved please.

The Trust does not use an automated skills assessment tool when recruiting candidates for IT roles.

FOI 4851 Security services

Published/updated: 28/04/17 08:46

Can you please send me the contact details for the security manager there?

The Trust’s Security/Car Parking Manager is Gilbert Allen who can be contacted via email gilbert.allen@heartofengland.nhs.uk

 

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