Provision of augmentative and alternative communication devices

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Dear Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I am an academic researcher, attempting to assess the provision of augmentative and alternative communication devices by the NHS. Would you please send me details of augmentative and alternative communication devices supplied/purchased by your trust between 31st March 2006 and 1st April 2011. I would like the information broken down by both product name (So for example Dynavox Xpress, iPod touch with TapToTalk, BigMack) and by year. I would like information for both children and adults, but I don't require a breakdown by age.

I attempting to find out how many people who have poor or no speech have a speech aid, in particular electronic speech aids, and I would like to know how many have been supplied by the trust during the last five years.

Deven PCT have helpfully give examples on a previous request. The format they used was

2005/06
4 X Digital Electronic Larynxes (Servox)
2 x Listen To Me
2 x Lightwriters
1 x Dynawrite
1 x Dynamo
1 x Falck Voice Amplifier
1 x Lions Speech Aid
1 x Go Talk
1 x Little Mack

2006/07
9 x Digital Electronic Larynxes (Servox)
2 x Lightwriters
1 x mini Printer
2 x The Grid software
2 x Falck Voice Amplifiers
1 x Listen To Me
1 x Textphone
1 x Talking Symbols Notepad

and this would do nicely for me. Other excellent formats were provided by:
Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT
(http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...)
Bromley PCT (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...)
Bristol PCT ( http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...)
and Central Lancashire PCT
(http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/au...)

Just to make the process more efficient for you guys - it would be great to clarify a couple of things at this stage - I am aware that some trusts make use of commissioning trusts to do the actual purchase of the devices; when I have contacted the commissioning trusts I've been often redirected back to the PCT because the paperwork for previous years have been stored at the PCT - this redirection must be causing additional work for both trusts in the long run and it would be great to avoid it (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/au...
is an example of the problem)

Also, and again to make life easier for you, I should point about that since this request is being made via whatdotheyknow.com - email addresses are stripped out of replies to protect your privacy (because the responses are all available to public view- if you are to redirect my request to another body then it's ideal to just give the name of the body rather than just an email address

Yours faithfully,

Dr Joseph Reddington

Goss Beryl, Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

14th November 2011

Dear Dr Reddington

Our Reference: 1291

Thank you for your request for information regarding the provision of augmentative and alternative communication devices. Your request was received on 14th November 2011 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should expect a full response by 12th December 2011.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Beryl Goss
Senior Receptionist
01793 708700
[email address]

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Williams Nicola, Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Please find attached the response to your recent enquiry.

 

Kind regards

Nicky

 

 

Nicky Williams

PA to Chief Executive Unit

NHS Swindon

North Swindon District Centre

Thamesdown Drive

Swindon SN25 4AN

 

Tel. 01793 708779

Fax. 01793 708700

Safe Haven Fax. 01793 704583

 

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Dear Williams Nicola,

Thank you for your prompt reply - I'm afraid I don't really consider the matter closed just yet - I'm not familiar with the organisation you mention, and, as I think I mentioned this request is being made via whatdotheyknow.com - email addresses are stripped out of replies to protect your privacy (because the responses are all available to public view). To make it easier for other members of the public who might be looking for this information, would you mind transferring the request to the organisation you mentioned?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Williams Nicola, Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

I am in NHS Gloucestershire Offices for the morning of 24th November and will be returning lunchtime when I will respond to your email

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Dear Williams Nicola,

Just wanted to follow up to see if there was any response just yet?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Williams Nicola, Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

I have forwarded this request on to the organisation I mentioned in my previous email. Please ignore the FOI Request number as this is not relevant for SEQOL.

Kind regards
Nicky

Nicky Williams
PA to Chief Executive Unit
NHS Swindon
North Swindon District Centre
Thamesdown Drive
Swindon SN25 4AN

Tel. 01793 708779
Fax. 01793 708700
Safe Haven Fax. 01793 704583

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Williams Nicola, Swindon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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    Speech Language Purchases Between 1st October 2011 21st December 2011.xls

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    Communication Aids Issued Between 1st April 2006 30st September 2011.xls

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    Communication Aids Issued Between 1st October 2011 21st December 2011.xls

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    Speech Language Purchases Between 1st April 2006 30st September 2011.xls

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Please find attached the response to your recent enquiry regarding:-
 
 I attempting to find out how many people who have poor or no speech
     have a speech aid, in particular electronic speech aids, and I
     would like to know how many have been supplied by the trust during
     the last five years.
    
     Deven PCT have helpfully give examples on a previous request. The
     format they used was
    
     2005/06
     4 X Digital Electronic Larynxes (Servox)
     2 x Listen To Me
     2 x Lightwriters
     1 x Dynawrite
     1 x Dynamo
     1 x Falck Voice Amplifier
     1 x Lions Speech Aid
     1 x Go Talk
     1 x Little Mack
    
     2006/07
     9 x Digital Electronic Larynxes (Servox)
     2 x Lightwriters
     1 x mini Printer
     2 x The Grid software
     2 x Falck Voice Amplifiers
     1 x Listen To Me
     1 x Textphone
     1 x Talking Symbols Notepad
 
 
 
Kind regards
Nicky
 
 
Nicky Williams
PA to Chief Executive Unit
NHS Swindon
North Swindon District Centre
Thamesdown Drive
Swindon SN25 4AN
 
Tel. 01793 708779
Fax. 01793 708700
Safe Haven Fax. 01793 704583
 

Information in this message is confidential and may be legally privileged.
It is intended solely for the person to whom it is addressed. If you are
not the intended recipient please notify the sender, and please delete the
message from your system immediately. This e-mail and any attachments have
been checked for viruses however you should carry out your own check
before opening any of the attachments.

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Dear Williams Nicola,

Perfect! Thank you very much! :)

Yours sincerely,

Joe

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