Dear Durham 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

Dear Tanne Ray
 
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Dear Tanne Ray
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 25 November 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Lawrence Serewicz
Information and Records Manager
Transformation and Partnerships
03000 268038
[email address]
 

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