Dear Mr Cox
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
I refer to your request for information dated September 10th 2007. .
In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I have now processed your request and I can supply the following information to answer your 2 questions:
1) The Norfolk County Council named contact for LINks is Ian Lambert, Head of Democratic Services, telephone 01603 222620, email email@example.com
The DoH have been notified of this information. In Norfolk we wanted to wait to receive the draft specification before we started to develop LINks. Work is now underway to appoint a project officer and organise a reference group of key stakeholders to determine what we need to procure, and how to arrange things so that there is no disruption to patient representation. We will be inviting PPI Forum Chairs to be part of the group and plan to organise a conference in the early Autumn with partners and stakeholders to map current activities and take an initial look at how LINks could work in Norfolk.
2) The LINks lead procurement officer for Norfolk County Council is Jane Waring, Head of Corporate Procurement Unit, telephone 01603 223395, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The £10,000 allocated to Norfolk by the government to help prepare for LINks is being held by our Corporate Procurement Unit until we have determined (in consultation with stakeholders) what we wish to commission with it.
Should you have any queries regarding the information provided, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Business Improvement Manager &
Freedom of Information Act Co-ordinator
Chief Executive's Department
Norfolk County Council
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
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