Dear North East London Commissioning Support Unit,
I would like to request the below information:
A list of pharmaceutical products/drugs that your CCG currently holds rebate agreements for.
I would like to request the product names (brand and generic when applicable) with start finish dates and fully understand that the financial details of the rebates would be considered commercially confidential.
I look forward to your response.
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Dear Ed Fryer,
Thank you for your correspondence dated 29 March 2021.
Your correspondence read:-
“Dear North East London Commissioning Support Unit,
I would like to request the below information:
A list of pharmaceutical products/drugs that your CCG currently holds
rebate agreements for.
I would like to request the product names (brand and generic when
applicable) with start finish dates and fully understand that the
financial details of the rebates would be considered commercially
NHS England is not, at this stage, able to proceed with your enquiry under
the (FOI) Act, as your request is unclear.
Please can you confirm if you are requesting information on whether North
East London Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) holds rebate agreements
for pharmaceutical products? Your request references CCG rebate agreements
but has been addressed to NEL CSU.
While Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) are hosted by NHS England, they
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