Freedom of Information disclosure log

Fitness to practice (FOI_5753)

The following information was requested:

I require data on “fitness to practice” issues or those undergoing “GMC Referrals” for doctors only within in “general surgery”.

Please could you include:

  • from 2000 to 2022
  • age of doctors
  • gender of doctors
  • ethnicity
  • the causes of referral to GMC
  • the outcome of the investigation

Medical image anonymisation (FOI_5741)

The following information was requested:

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act. In particular, I am requesting information about medical image anonymisation protocols.

Specifically, I would like to know the following:

  • What protocols and guidelines are in place for anonymising medical images?
  • How are these protocols and guidelines applied for research?
  • What training and support is provided to staff who are responsible for anonymising medical images?

EDI staff and cost (FOI_5731)

The following information was requested:

Please advise:

1. How many staff (as measured by full-time equivalents) do you employ to work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)?

2. What was your spending on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) for the financial year 2021/22 and what is the budget for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the current financial year?

3. What was your spending on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) training for the financial year 2021/22 and what is the budget for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training in the current financial year?

4. How many staff working days do you estimate were lost from regular work due to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) training for the financial year 2021/22 and what is your estimate of staff working days that will be lost from regular work due to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training during the current financial year?

Sexual Abuse (FOI_5730)

The following information was requested:

As discussed, we are in the process of looking into sexual abuse and misconduct in the NHS. I spotted an FOI you published in summer, FOI_5468_Sexual-Abuse.pdf.

In your reply to the FOI, you mention codes you are able to run your data on – namely sexual abuse. Would it be possible to rerun your data to get the most up to date figures? Please could you provide both the amount paid out up to April 22 and the number of claims repudiated – i.e. where no damages were paid?

I’m also confused as to what chart 1 shows – what do these codes stand for – CNST, DH CL, ELS?

I would also like to request a full breakdown of claims by trust.

Communication staff and spending (FOI_5729)

The following information was requested:

Please advise:

1. How many staff (as measured by full-time equivalents) do you employ to work on communications? Please include all internal and external communications including work on your website, media queries and social media.

2. What was your communication spending for the financial year 2021/22 and what is the budget for the current communications spending in the current financial year?

Undiagnosed insufficiency fractures (FOI_5726)

The following information was requested:

I would be grateful if you could make available to me information regarding the incidence of claims arising from undiagnosed insufficiency fractures throughout England going back as far as records are kept (15 years would be adequate). For the sake of clarity, I am not asking about general fractures but the type of stress fracture where normal stresses cause fracture on abnormal bone – I want to exclude fatigue and pathological fractures.

[Clarified on 15 December 2022]
My first request said about leaving out fatigue and pathological fractures could we include these after all please but maybe listed separately if possible.