Dear Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,
Did your trust outsource the reporting of diagnostic images to any tele radiology companies over the past 5 years? If so, for each company, please provide the name of the teleradiology provider along with the information below for the years fiscal years ending in March 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Amount spent on outsourced reporting in daytime and out of hours. If they are not available separately please provide the combined figure.
Number of reports outsourced
If a breakdown of day-time reporting is not available or utilised by the trust, please provide a comparable breakdown that is used internally. If no breakdown is available, please provide the information above by Plain radiography, CT, MRI, Nuclear medicine, PET, SPECT and Ultrasound.
Please provide details related to the procurement of the tele radiology services including:
Identification of the organisation that led the procurement process –
The start date and length of the contract
The name of the outsourcing company providing the tele radiology services (if more than 1 company provided tele radiology services to the trust, please clarify which services were provided by each)
Please provide the cost and report type of your most expensive single report in this time.
Please indicate if there have been any concerns with the service you have received.
Dear Ms Swift
Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation
Trust which was received on 2^nd July 2020. Your request has been given
the Reference Number ANHSFT REF .
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