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Vital orthotic support devices for long-term wheelchair users.

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Dear NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group,

Who have you commissioned to provide any of the following orthotic devices which are vital to prevent damage and pain to the lower spine in long-term manual wheelchair users:

1) A measured spinal-restriction-brace, designed to stop long-term wheelchair users prevent stress induced damage and pain to their lumbar-sacrum region, where the spine joins the pelvis;

2) Power-assist motors such as:
* Trike attachments
* Pushers such as the Alber Smoov and Permobile Smart-drive
* Joystick- and push-rim- controlled hub motors?

Please send me the minutes of the meetings discussing this essential support for wheelchair users, and a copy of the contract you commissioned.

If nothing has been commissioned, or if nothing has been considered for commissioning, what is the official protocol to get the consideration of such orthotic devices put onto the agenda? Is there a form members of the public can fill in?

Has the CCG commissioned a study showing how many people have been immobilised with medical complications because the essential orthotic devices are not freely accessible, and what the cost is to the heath system for these avoidable medical complications? If no such study has been undertaken, has one ever been suggested, and why was the study not actioned? How can such a study be instigated?

Please also provide data showing if any of the above orthotic devices have been provided under the Individual Funding Request system, and if so, which overseeing clinical pathway was responsible for identifying the device required, eg:
Wheelchair service
Orthotic Department
Spinal Orthopedic Surgeon
Pain Clinic
Orthotic Department
Occupational Therapy Department
Physiotherapy Department

Yours faithfully,

H Steenkoolstad

Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear H Steenkoolstad


RE: Freedom of Information Request


I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding wheelchair users which will be processed under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 29 August
2019 by NEL on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed
below. The references for your requests are shown alongside.


FOI.19.CRY131                  NHS Croydon CCG


An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the
information you have requested is held by the CCGs and if so, whether it
can be released in accordance with the legislation.


Any fees applicable to this request will be detailed in writing as soon as
they can be determined. Your request will then be placed on hold and you
will have the choice of whether to proceed with your request. Should any
clarification of your request be required we will advise you accordingly.


If you require any assistance, or would like to discuss your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.



Yours sincerely,


Freedom of Information Team


[1][NHS Croydon CCG request email]


Lower Marsh, 3rd Floor

Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT






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Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear H. Steenkoolstad


RE:          FOI.19.CRY131 on behalf of NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning


Please find attached a letter responding to your Freedom of Information


With regards



Freedom of Information team

[email address]



1 Lower Marsh, 3^rd Floor 
Waterloo, London SE1 7NT






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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywH Steenkoolstad mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.