FOI Request - Drug Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DrPLCM)

Jenny Dawson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear Barts Health NHS Trust,

I am interested in obtaining the latest Drug Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DrPLCM) report for Barts Health NHS Trust under Freedom of Information and kindly request your help.

These are the records sent monthly from every provider to NHS Improvement in a .csv format. I would be grateful if you could send existing file(s) and nullify records that include personal data of patients, before responding. Please see the appendix below for the list of fields requested.

Please include:
• The total dataset sent to NHS Improvement for all commissioners, rather than a single CCG
• All hospitals in your NHS Trust
• All inpatient, outpatient, A&E and other clinic records
• Jan 2019 to Dec 2020 showing monthly breakdown
• In .csv format

Please send the files to me by email and feel welcome to contact me if there are any issues or questions.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Jenny Dawson
VSTx Analytics and Operations Lead, Verpora

Appendix: List of fields requested
For your reference here is a link to the NHS specification for the DrPLCM data-set: https://datadictionary.nhs.uk/data_sets/...

Please include - Financial month
Please include - Financial year
Please include - Date and time data set created
Please include - Organisation identifier (code of provider)

No, please exclude - Organisation identifier (GP practice responsibility)
Please include - Organisation identifier (Code of commissioner)
No, please exclude - General medical practice code (patient registration)
No, please exclude - Withheld identity reason

No, please exclude - NHS number
No, please exclude - Local patient identifier
No, please exclude - Postcode of usual address
No, please exclude - Person birth date
No, please exclude - Age of activity date
No, please exclude - Person stated gender code

Please include - Activity treatment function code
No, please exclude - Hospital provider spell number
No, please exclude - Attendance identifier
Please include - Clinical intervention date (drug administered)
Please include - Therapeutic indication code (Snomed CT)
Please include - High cost tariff excluded drug code (Snomed CT dm+d)
Please include - Dm+d taxonomy code (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Please include - Drug name (High cost tariff excluded drug)
Please include - Route of administration (Snomed CT dm+d)
Please include - Drug strength (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Please include - Drug volume (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Please include - Drug pack size (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Please include - Drug quantity or weight proportion (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Please include - Unit of measurement
Please include - Dispensing route (high cost tariff excluded drug)

Please include - Provider reference number
Please include - Commissioned category service code
Please include - Specialised service code
Please include - Point of delivery code
No, please exclude - Point of delivery further detail fields

No, please exclude - Unit price supplier
No, please exclude - Unit price commissioner
No, please exclude - Home delivery charge
No, please exclude - VAT charged indicator
No, please exclude - Total cost

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Updated message February 2021:  

 

Please be aware that the Trust is experiencing significant operational
pressures in this wave of Covid-19. We may take longer than usual to
respond to your request and would encourage you to withdraw it if your
request is not time-sensitive or if you realise that you no longer require
the information that you have requested.   

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Jenny

Your Request for Information: FOI-0231-21

Thank you for your recent request for information. This will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
Please be aware that the Trust may take longer than usual to respond to your request as we are anticipating increasing operational pressures due to Covid-19.

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Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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Dear Barts FOI team,

I understand that there is a delay post 20 days of my FOI request on Drug Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DrPLCM) and appreciate that this is a busy time for your hospitals.

If it helps to add clarification, I am researching usage of medicines with multiple indications and interested only in the time, place, indication and treatment fields of the DrPLCM dataset (see below). I do not want the cost information, which I understand is commercially sensitive.

Thank you for continuing to look into my enquiry.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Dawson

Parameters for DrPLCM extract:
• The total dataset sent to NHS Improvement for all commissioners, rather than a single CCG
• All hospitals in your NHS Trust
• All inpatient, outpatient, A&E and other clinic records
• Latest 24 months
• In .csv format

DrPLCM fields:
Place - Organisation identifier (code of provider)
Place - Organisation identifier (Code of commissioner)
Time - Clinical intervention date (drug administered)
Indication - Therapeutic indication code (Snomed CT)
Treatment - High cost tariff excluded drug code (Snomed CT dm+d)
Treatment - Dm+d taxonomy code (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Treatment - Drug name (High cost tariff excluded drug)
Treatment - Route of administration (Snomed CT dm+d)
Treatment - Drug strength (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Treatment - Drug volume (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Treatment - Drug pack size (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Treatment - Drug quantity or weight proportion (high cost tariff excluded drug)
Treatment - Unit of measurement
Treatment - Dispensing route (high cost tariff excluded drug)

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Jenny Dawson

Thank you for providing clarification to your request. We aim to provide
you with a response to your request by the end of the day.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

Barts Health NHS Trust

Information Governance (FOI)

Shape Your Story

Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place

London, E14 5HJ

 

Website: [1]www.bartshealth.nhs.uk 

[2][Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

 

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

2 Atodiad

 

 

Dear Jenny Dawson

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

Barts Health NHS Trust

Information Governance (FOI)

Shape Your Story

Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place

London, E14 5HJ

 

Website: [1]www.bartshealth.nhs.uk 

[2][Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

   

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Dear Barts FOI team,

Many thanks for promptly providing the exact information that I requested.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Dawson