Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:
Medication prompts are defined as:
The definition of 'prompting' is: 'the action of saying something to persuade, encourage or remind someone to do or say something'. Prompting of medication is reminding a person of the time and asking if they have or are going to take their medicines. (Google.com)

1. Do you fund Medication Prompts?
2. If yes, under which funding budget line/service is it allocated? (i.e Pharmacy, IPP, CHC, DTOC etc)
3. Do you joint fund Medication Prompts with your local Clinical Commissioning Group / Health Funding Authority?
4. How many clients do you currently fund?
5. What is your predicted annual spending for Medication Prompts 2019/2020?
6. How long / since when have you funded Medication Prompting Service?

Please provide the information in electronic format at this email address. However, I am happy to receive them by post if that is more convenient.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary?
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below.
If you are not the appropriate authority for this request, or for part of it, please let me know as soon as is convenient.
If the information requested contains sections of confidential information, please blank out or remove these sections, and mark clearly that they have been removed.
Thank you for your help, I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Tanne Ray

Joint Commissioning FOI, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference: 16126 FOI

 

Dear Tanne Ray,

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 25 November 2019 in which
you asked for the following information:

 

1.Do you fund Medication Prompts?

2.If yes, under which funding budget line/service is it allocated? (i.e
Pharmacy, IPP, CHC, DTOC etc) 3.Do you joint fund Medication Prompts with
your local Clinical Commissioning Group / Health Funding Authority?

4.How many clients do you currently fund?

5.What is your predicted annual spending for Medication Prompts 2019/2020?

6.How long / since when have you funded Medication Prompting Service?

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested as soon as possible and in any event within the next 20 working
days in compliance with the Environmental Information Regulations
2004/Freedom of Information Act 2000, unless an exception applies. This
means that the council will respond to you by 24 December 2019 at the
latest.

 

If appropriate, the information requested can be made available in
alternative formats, including other languages, Braille, large print, and
audiocassette. If you require any of these formats then please let me
know.

 

Please contact me if you have any have further enquiries about your
request. I would be grateful if you could quote the reference number given
at the top of this email.

 

Kind regards

Renata Malinowski

 

Freedom of Information Support Officer

Joint Commissioning and E&E

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Joint Commissioning FOI, Oxfordshire County Council

Our reference: 16126 FOI

 

Dear Tanne Ray,

 

Thank you for your request of 25 November 2019 in which you asked for the
following information.  Please find our response below in bold:

 

1.Do you fund Medication Prompts?

2.If yes, under which funding budget line/service is it allocated? (i.e.
Pharmacy, IPP, CHC, DTOC etc)

3.Do you joint fund Medication Prompts with your local Clinical
Commissioning Group / Health Funding Authority?

4.How many clients do you currently fund?

This response would require a complete look at all client records and this
is recorded in a free text field and it would therefore exceed 18 hours to
complete.

5.What is your predicted annual spending for Medication Prompts 2019/2020?

As above these tasks are not separated out.

6.How long / since when have you funded Medication Prompting Service?

We do not have a medication prompting service, the task forms part of
meeting eligible needs and/or we supply equipment which are medication
reminders.

 

It is the Council’s view that to comply with your request would absorb
enough of its resources to engage section 12(1) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Section 12(1) provides that a public authority is
exempt from complying with a request for information if the authority
estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed the appropriate limit. 
In the case of local authorities, the appropriate limit is £450.00 as set
out in The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit
and Fees) Regulations 2004.  Costs are to be estimated at a rate of £25.00
per person per hour which equates to a limit of 18 hours of staff time. 
In this case, I consider that it would take approximately 167 hours to
locate, retrieve and extract the information that you have requested. 
This figure was calculated accordingly:

 

 1. Searching case files: 2,000 files @ 5 minutes per file= 167 hours;

 

TOTAL TIME = 167 hours.

 

As you can see, to comply with your request would exceed the appropriate
limit and so the Council must refuse your request on this occasion.  The
Council does not consider that there is an overriding public interest
which would warrant the disclosure of this information, on this occasion.

 

Advice and Assistance

 

In accordance with the Council’s duty to now advise and assist you, might
I suggest that you consider amending your request to narrow its scope; I
anticipate that it would be straight forward for the Council to answer
questions 1-3, and 6. In order to answer the questions 4 and 5, you need
to scope down your request. As you will see from the calculation above, we
anticipate that we could consider 204 files within the appropriate limit.
For instance, this might perhaps enable us to look at a month or a quarter
of a year.

 

 

 

Internal review

If you are dissatisfied with the service or response to your request, you
can ask for an internal review as follows:

 

o Contact the Freedom of Information team in Law & Governance:

[1][Oxfordshire County Council request email] 

o Write to the Freedom of Information team at the FREEPOST address:

 

FOI Team
Oxfordshire County Council
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Oxford OX1 1YA

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Please let me know if you have further enquiries. I would be grateful if
you could use the reference number given at the top of this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Melanie Pearce

Service Manager Safeguarding Service

Principal Social Worker (Adults)

Oxfordshire County Council
Email: [3][email address]

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