Reference 2016-436

REF:            2016-436

Subject:        Emails about junior doctor contract



Please provide all emails sent/received or cc:d in by your Director (or Head) of Human Resources concerning the new Junior Doctor’s contract, in the last 2 months up to 4/8/16. Please make sure to include anything on the contract’s imposition, including any consequences for not implementing it. Please provide attachments.



Thank you for your email dated 04 August 2016 where you requested information about Emails about junior doctor contract.


From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to answer your request without further clarification or provision of a specific search criterion. As it stands we would estimate that it will take us in excess of 2.5 working days to determine appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not be processed further.


Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2.5 working days in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.