Freedom of Information Request: Dental Practices/Dental Care Services Providers

Jacob Valentine made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

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Dear Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership,

Dear Sirs,

We wish to seek the public disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please confirm the Heads of Departments for each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables (“E Class Code: IKB”);
• Dental Laboratory Consumables (“E Class Code: IRB”);
• Dental Implants (“E Class Code IKA);
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables (“E Class Code: GGB”);
• Dental Equipment (“E Class Code: IBB”); and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment (“E Class Code: ITL”).

Please confirm if the same person you have identified above is also responsible for the procurement of goods and services in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please indicate how decisions are made to procure goods and services in the following categories? Are they evaluated prior to being accepted? Would this be part of a clinical evaluation or clinical trial? Please provide the detail?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please could you advise who is responsible for the cost of your Dental Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s) in your setting? Is it the CCG or is it the NHS Acute Trust/NHS Foundation Trust/NHS Health and Care Service?

Please identify who the main decision maker/influencer is, in either of the settings stated above, for each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please provide any reports you hold which include or illustrate your patient demographic and the most common treatments provided by your Dental Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s), for your patient demographic?

Please list and confirm, as far as possible, what your average monthly usage is, for each product used, in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please confirm, what your total spend has been, during the last financial year (1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017), in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please provide a list of the suppliers that you currently purchase goods and services from in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Are you intending to collaborate with another healthcare entity to procure your goods and services in the following categories for your Dental Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s)?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Can you please provide information on your current supply route for the following categories (e.g. NHS Supply Chain also known as DHL, Direct from a Third-Party Distributor; or Direct from a Manufacturer)?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Do you currently have a contract in place for any of the following categories? If so when does each expire?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Can you provide information on how many delivery points you have for each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Can you provide information on how many locations you have that are holding stock in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Can you provide information on what software platform you use for ordering goods and services in the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please classify against the three bullet points below, which of those Dental Practices/Dental Care Service Provider(s), you are directly responsible for (within your setting/locality); what proportion provides:

• A service to NHS patients only?
• A service to both NHS and Private patients?
• A service to Private patients only?

I want to thank you in anticipation for your response

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Valentine

FOI, England (NHS ENGLAND), Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Dear Mr Valentine,   

 

Thank you for your communication dated 8 April 2018.

 

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of Information (FOI) Act 2000. As such, please be assured that your
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Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

Email: [3][email address]

 

‘Health and High quality care for all, now and for future generations’

 

 

 

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FOI, England (NHS ENGLAND), Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Dear Mr Valentine,

 

Re:      Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI-056146)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 08 April
2018.

 

Your exact request was:-

 

“We wish to seek the public disclosure of information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Please confirm the Heads of Departments for each of the following
categories?

 

•Dental Consumables (“E Class Code: IKB”);

•Dental Laboratory Consumables (“E Class Code: IRB”);

•Dental Implants (“E Class Code IKA);

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables (“E Class Code: GGB”);

•Dental Equipment (“E Class Code: IBB”); and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment (“E Class Code: ITL”).

 

Please confirm if the same person you have identified above is also
responsible for the procurement of goods and services in each of the
following categories?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Please indicate how decisions are made to procure goods and services in
the following categories? Are they evaluated prior to being accepted?
Would this be part of a clinical evaluation or clinical trial? Please
provide the detail?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Please could you advise who is responsible for the cost of your Dental
Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s) in your setting? Is it the CCG
or is it the NHS Acute Trust/NHS Foundation Trust/NHS Health and Care
Service?

 

Please identify who the main decision maker/influencer is, in either of
the settings stated above, for each of the following categories?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Please provide any reports you hold which include or illustrate your
patient demographic and the most common treatments provided by your Dental
Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s), for your patient demographic?

 

Please list and confirm, as far as possible, what your average monthly
usage is, for each product used, in each of the following categories?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Please confirm, what your total spend has been, during the last financial
year (1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017), in each of the following
categories?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Please provide a list of the suppliers that you currently purchase goods
and services from in each of the following categories?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Are you intending to collaborate with another healthcare entity to procure
your goods and services in the following categories for your Dental
Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s)?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Can you please provide information on your current supply route for the
following categories (e.g. NHS Supply Chain also known as DHL, Direct from
a Third-Party Distributor; or Direct from a Manufacturer)?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Do you currently have a contract in place for any of the following
categories? If so when does each expire?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Can you provide information on how many delivery points you have for each
of the following categories?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Can you provide information on how many locations you have that are
holding stock in each of the following categories?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Can you provide information on what software platform you use for ordering
goods and services in the following categories?

 

•Dental Consumables;

•Dental Laboratory Consumables;

•Dental Implants;

•Orthodontic Materials/Consumables

•Dental Equipment; and

•Dental Laboratory Equipment.

 

Please classify against the three bullet points below, which of those
Dental Practices/Dental Care Service Provider(s), you are directly
responsible for (within your setting/locality); what proportion provides:

 

•A service to NHS patients only?

•A service to both NHS and Private patients?

•A service to Private patients only?”

NHS England does not hold recorded information in relation to this
request.

 

Please note that NHS England is answering this query on behalf of Greater
Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. NHS England can confirm
that Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership does not
purchase or procure any of the consumables and equipment listed. In this
instance you may wish to contact the specific provider of dental services.
These will be NHS Trusts, CCGs, and local authorities.

 

The following organisations are part of Greater Manchester Health and
Social Care Partnership. For individual contact details for these
organisations, please see the [1]NHS Choices website.

 

o Bury CCG
o Bury Council
o Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
o Greater Manchester Mental
o Health NHS Foundation Trust
o Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
o Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG
o Manchester City Council
o Manchester Health and Care Commissioning
o Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
o North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
o North West Boroughs
o Oldham CCG
o Oldham Council
o Pennine Acute NHS Hospitals Trust
o Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
o Rochdale Borough Council
o Salford CCG
o Salford City Council
o Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
o Stockport CCG
o Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
o Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
o Tameside and Glossop CCG
o Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
o Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
o The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
o Trafford CCG
o Trafford Council
o Wigan CCG
o Wigan Council
o Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

 

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NHS England

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B97 9PT

 

Email: [2][email address]

 

Please quote the reference number FOI-056146 in any future communications.

 

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Please do not reply to this email. This message has been sent from a
central mailbox. To communicate with NHS England regarding Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests, enquiries or complaints we ask these are sent
directly to NHS England’s customer contact centre. This is to ensure all
communications are progressed correctly. Their postal address, telephone
number and email details are as follows:- PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT;
0300 3 11 22 33, [5][email address].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information

Corporate Communications Team

Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

 

NHS England

PO Box 16738

REDDITCH

B97 9PT

 

Tel: 0300 311 22 33

Email: [6][email address]

 

‘Health and High quality care for all, now and for future generations’

 

 

 

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