The request was for any communication between Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Monitor (or NHS Improvement), including direct contact with Jim Mackey, the trust’s former Chief Executive, about:
- media relations
- public relations
- and/or handling of enquiries regarding FOI disclosure made by the trust
The request also asked for any associated correspondence or record of communication with Monitor (NHS Improvement).
NHS Improvement withheld the information it holds on the basis of the exemption in section 36 of the FOI Act.