SLA Industrial Organisation & Health - 645/18

Date Responded 04 July 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. I should be obliged if you would forward the last tendering document that was issued to enable the provision of medical services with particular regard to examining police pensioners for Injury on Duty awards, and also but not exclusively Occupation Health services.This last tender was won by Industrial Organisation & Health (IOH) located in the Staithes, Dunston, Gateshead.

2. I would be further obliged if you would forward a copy of the current Service Level Agreement with IOH, I appreciate that certain parts such as tender/contract price may be redacted.

The SLA, raised through HR, is managed and paid for through Business Support - it is to them that this request is directed.

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

With regards to point 1: 

The below exemption has been considered and applied as relevant. 

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request 

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information. 

This contract is already published in the public domain, therefore Section 21 is relevant.

The information requested can be found on the Bluelight Procurement Database and can be found by simple searches made for ‘medical injury’. 

I have provided the link to the website below in order to assist you. 

With regards to point 2.

No information held .  IOH do not provide OHU services to the Force. 

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