Friday, December 31, 2004

FOI request - Wells review/report on NHSU

I am today sending the letter below to the Department of Health to request under the Freedom of Information Act a copy of the Wells review of the NHSu.

Freedom of Information Officer

Open government section

Department of Health,

PO Box 777,

London SE1 6XH


Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the freedom of information act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I wish to obtain a copy of the report of the study about the National Health Service university (NHSu) which was chaired by Sir William Wells. This work was a “more detailed study” into the NHSu following on from the report “Reconfiguring the Department of Health’s Arm’s length Bodies”. I understand the Wells review/report was discussed at the NHSu board meetings on 22nd July and 30th Sept.

I contacted my MP Dan Norris in October and received a copy of a reply from John Hutton (Ref: P05005693 dated 9th Nov 2004) stating that the DoH intended to publish the findings from this report “shortly” on the department web site. I have searched both the DoH and NHSu web sites and can not find this report.

I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.


Rod Ward


Information Requests, NHSU, 15th Floor, 88 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7RS

Dan Norris MP

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

makingITwork - Issue Three

makingITwork - Issue Three

The latest edition of the NHSIA newsletter is now available in PDF