Information on the performance framework as cited in the national framework.
27 April 2022
ATISN 16236 – National Framework for Continuing Healthcare
Thank you for your request to the Welsh Government for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) received on 07 April 2022. You referred to the new National Framework for Continuing Healthcare and requested the following:
- A link to the Performance Framework as cited in the New National Framework for Continuing Healthcare. (sec 1.40) Continuing NHS Health Care (gov.wales)
I can confirm that the Welsh Government holds information of this description and it is currently being revised. It is considered exempt under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act. This states (inter alia):
1) Information is exempt information if—
(a) the information is held by the public authority with a view to its publication, by the authority or any other person, at some future date (whether determined or not),
(b) the information was already held with a view to such publication at the time when the request for information was made, and
(c) it is reasonable in all the circumstances that the information should be withheld from disclosure until the date referred to in paragraph (a)
I can confirm that the conditions under (a) and (b) are satisfied. Welsh Government does hold information relating to the request, but the Performance Framework is under review and will be published as soon as possible. We would expect this to be within the next three months. It will be published on the Welsh Government website alongside other information relating to Continuing Healthcare.
Under (c), the Welsh Government believes that it is reasonable in all the circumstances that the information should be withheld from disclosure until that time. Publishing the requested information now may not reflect the information that will be published on the website, as the Performance Framework is under review. For that reason, we believe it is reasonable for the publication schedule to remain to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the information.
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