Please tell me how many children who access the Roston overnight facility for disabled children in Camborne are currently receiving their full entitlement or allocation of overnight stays. Please provide data as at 30 April 2021 (or as near to that date as possible).
NHS Kernow does not hold the information requested, for more information please contact Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s freedom of information team who are the providers.
NHS Kernow does not hold the information requested. Whilst Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is deemed to be an ICS it is not a legal entity in its own right and is made up of multiple health and care organisations working collectively.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust are the providers of radiology services for residents of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Please contact them to find out if they hold the information you need.
Please supply all evidence that NHS Kernow considered in relation to the assessment dated 12 January 2021 by the multi-disciplinary team recommending that (name redacted) was refused continuing healthcare. Please also provide the basis of NHS Kernow’s decision to accept that recommendation.
How many people with dementia have been accepted for CHC and how many people with dementia have been rejected for CHC by NHS Kernow over the past 3 years?
NHS Kernow exempts this information on the grounds that it is personal information. Advice has been given that this question is more appropriate to the subject access request process.
Please note that the information provided is the number of people who had a checklist in the years requested and not all people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly who have a diagnosis of dementia.
* For 2021, NHS Kernow holds the information but where the numbers are less than 5, the information cannot be disclosed. It could potentially identify the individuals involved, especially if combined with other data, this would constitute a breach of the Data Protection Act 2018. Therefore, this information is exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the grounds that it is personal information.
Questions 1 to 3 is zero. Please note that NHS Kernow was formed on 1 April 2013. If you require information prior to this date please contact Department of Health’s legacy team.
NHS Kernow does not hold the information requested, for more information please contact Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
For questions 2 (current cost per Orthotist session in your trust) and 7 to 11 inclusive NHS Kernow exempts release of this information under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.
Treliske hospital have very kindly provided me with your contact details in response to my enquiry about the transport provision by Ezec for the trust. I would be grateful if you could provide me with the service level agreement that exists between yourselves as the commissioning agent and the provider Ezec for transport for the trust.
Please email our FOI team to request a copy of the service level agreement.
NHS Kernow exempts the release of the information requested under section 31(3) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Section 31(3) of the FOIA allows a public authority to neither confirm nor deny whether it holds information where such confirmation would be likely to prejudice any of the matters outlined in section 31(1). This includes information the disclosure of which would or would be likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime.
As section 31(3) is a qualified exemption, it is subject to a public interest test for determining whether the public interest lies in confirming whether the information is held or not.
NHS Kernow considers that to confirm or deny whether the requested information is held would indicate the prevalence of cyber attacks against the organisations ICT infrastructure. This would reveal details about the organisation’s information security systems. NHS Kernow recognises that answering the request would promote openness and transparency regarding the organisation’s ICT security.
Cyber attacks, which may amount to criminal offences for example under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or the Data Protection Act 2018, are rated as a tier 1 threat by the UK Government. NHS Kernow, like any organisation, may be subject to cyber attacks. Since it holds large amounts of sensitive, personal and confidential information, maintaining the security of this information is extremely important.
NHS Kernow considers that confirming or denying whether the requested information is held would provide information about our information security systems and its resilience to cyber attacks. There is a very strong public interest in preventing the organisation’s information systems from being subject to cyber attacks. Confirming or denying the type of information requested would be likely to prejudice the prevention of cybercrime, and this is not in the public interest.
If NHS Kernow were ether to confirm or deny the existence of the information, the disclosure would be likely to prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs for the organisation, the NHS or any other government department. As such conflicts with section 36(2c) of the FOIA.
NHS Kernow has considered that if it were to confirm or deny whether it holds the information, it would enable potential cyber attackers to ascertain how and to what extent we are able to detect and deal with security attacks. NHS Kernow’s position is that complying with the duty to confirm or deny whether the information is held would be likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime, as the information would assist those who want to attack the organisation’s ICT systems.
Disclosure of the information would assist a hacker in gaining valuable information as to the nature of NHS Kernow’s systems, defences and possible vulnerabilities. This information would enter the public domain and set a precedent for other similar requests. Which, in principle, would result in NHS Kernow being a position where it would be more difficult to refuse information in similar requests.
To confirm or deny whether the information is held is likely to enable hackers to obtain information in mosaic form combined with other information to enable hackers to gain greater insight than they would ordinarily have, which would facilitate the commissioning of crime such as hacking itself and also fraud. This would impact on NHS Kernow’s operations including its front line services. The prejudice in complying with section 1(1)(a) FOIA is real and significant as to confirm or deny would allow valuable insight into the perceived strengths and weaknesses of NHS Kernow’s ICT systems.
NHS Kernow does not hold the information requested, for more information please contact Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
All NHS Kernow’s commissioning policies including assisted conception can be found on our website.
The criteria that cover previous children is included below:
3.3 Previous children: Assisted conception treatment is restricted to couples where:
This includes biological and legally adopted children and offspring who are adults
This was updated from a position in 2019 where no NHS funding was available if either partner had living children from a previous relationship.