The disclosure log publishes responses to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which the Trust believes will be of interest to the wider public or are frequently requested information.
Personal details, including details of the requester, are redacted. The information may be updated periodically.
- Foreign national payments
The Trust must report to the Home Office any amount of more than £500 for non-EU nationals which is outstanding for more than two months.
Due to the low number of patients, we are unable to provide information on any individual charges or the nationality of those patients.
Data are reported quarterly and in-year figures show cumulative quarterly figures.
Amount charged £ Amount repaid £ Amount outstanding £ Amount written off £ Reported to Home Office £ 2019/20 15,890.68 5,492.58 6,947.69 0 1,203.00 2018/19 41468.58 30104.21 11382.37 0 0 2017/18 136748.50 73316.90 7134.01 56297.59 0 2016/17 116189.57 60175.05 14490.89 41523.63 575.04 2015/16 11263.72 9940.72 0 1323 1215 2014/15 7737.78 7737.78 0 7737.78 0
- Interpretation and translation providers
Who provides the Trust's language services?
The Trust operates a two tier supply system; DA Languages are the tier 1 supplier and Language Empire tier 2.
When was the contract awarded and when does it expire?
The contract was awarded in July 2014. The end date was July 2017, with an option to extend to July 2019 which was enacted.
If the contract was awarded under a Framework, which one?
The contract was not awarded under a framework. It was an OJEU tender process; reference 31346-2014.
What is the total spend on interpretation and translation services?
The following costs include British Sign Language.
2014/15 £87,000 2015/16 £71,157 2016/17 £74,902 2017/18 £60,842
How many appointments have required an interpreter?
There is no central register of bookings and the appointment outcome. Therefore, the Trust is unable to determine the number of bookings, the number where the interpreter failed to attend or the number where the patient did not attend.
What are the most common languages requested?
In order to provide a complete breakdown of languages, the Trust would have to manually review all invoices to extract this data. This would take in excess of the appropriate limit for compliance as specified in the Freedom of Information Act therefore is exempt from disclosure.
The top 10 requested languages in 2018/19 were:
- BSL (British Sign Language)
- Parking income
How much money does the trust raise from car parking charges?
Ormskirk Southport Total 2014/15 £671,323 £849,036 £1,530,359 2015/16 £668,501 £880,858 £1,549,359 2016/17 £633,267 £891,267 £1,524,534 2017/18 £629,187 £895,221 £1,524,408 2018/19 £705,705 £959,997 1,665,702
The Trust receives no income from parking penalties issued in its car parks. For more information about this, visit the Parking page.
- Locum/agency staff
What is the Trust agency spend?
What agency suppliers are supplying staff to the trust?
The Trust principally uses NHS Professionals and agencies on the CCS, NOECPC or HTE framework.
Charging breakdown for non-clinical. nursing and medical staff
The information is held by the Trust. The information requested is exempt from disclosure under section 43 – commercial interests – of the Freedom of Information Act. Section 43 states:
- 43.–(2) Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to prejudice the commercial Interests of any person. (A person may be an individual, a company, the public authority itself or any other legal entity)
Agency staff is a competitive market where the service is relatively consistent e.g. a band 5 nurse. Competition is therefore based predominantly on price. The disclosure of the hourly charge rate would be likely to have an adverse impact on the Trust’s ability to negotiate best value therefore prejudicing the commercial interests of the Trust in negotiating future agency staff costs.
- Information technology and security
The Trust no longer publishes information on its systems, networks, computers and programmes because of the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks.
This extends to information on mobile phones, cloud storage, internet supply and cyber security.
To reduce the likelihood and impact of cyber attacks, the Trust is unable to disclose information about the number of attacks and its security measures including budget, detection and recovery. The information is exempt under section 31 of Freedom of Information Act.