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From: Minh Alexander <minhalexander@aol.

com>
Subject: FOIA Request Ref. No. 53351
Date: 8 March 2016 at 16:06:55 GMT
To: Michael.Coleman@gstt.nhs.uk
To Michael Coleman Senior Information Governance Officer, Guys
and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, 8 March 2016
Dear Mr Coleman,
Re Monitoring of whistleblowing governance by Guys and St.
Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Thank you for the trusts further response to my enquiries and for
providing data on nature and number of concerns raised by staff, all
attached. Some matters remain unresolved, because I do not believe
the trust has yet answered some of my questions. There are two in
particular that I would like the trust to address:
1) In its latest response, the trust states No staff have been
disciplined, suspended or dismissed for raising a concern. This
answers a question that I did not actually ask. I asked the trust to
disclose if any staff had been disciplined, suspended or dismissed
after raising concerns. Please could the trust answer my original
question.
2) The governments good practice guidance since 2010, Speak Up
for a Healthy NHS, encouraged NHS organisations to conduct
specific local surveys of staff experience of whistleblowing
governance using a defined template, which I outlined in my original
FOI request to the trust. I asked the trust if it had conducted such
local staff surveys, which are quite separate from the NHS national
staff surveys. In its latest response the trust seems to cite the conduct
of the national staff survey as evidence that it has complied with
Speak Up for a Healthy NHS, when this is incorrect and not
relevant. Also, whilst it is useful to have the information provided on
listening exercises that were held by the trust, these are not the
same as surveys that would have allowed staff the freedom to
feedback anonymously. Therefore, please advise if in addition to

participation in the national staff survey and local listening


exercises, the trust has conducted local staff surveys as per the
good practice guidance set out in Speak Up for a Healthy NHS.
Yours sincerely,
Dr Minh Alexander
From: "Coleman Michael (Information Governance)"
<Michael.Coleman@gstt.nhs.uk>
Subject: FOIA Request Ref. No. 53351
Date: 23 February 2016 at 13:06:19 GMT
To: "'minhalexander@aol.com'" <minhalexander@aol.com>

Dear Dr Alexander,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000. Please find attached, as a PDF
document our responses to your request.

Please also accept our sincere apologies for the delay.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Coleman
Senior Information Governance Officer

Directorate of Information Governance and Management


First Floor, South Wing (near Chapel),
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
Tel: 0207 188 7525 Ext. 54667

@ igteam@gstt.nhs.uk or foi@gstt.nhs.uk





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