South East CSU
[FOI #384679 email]
1 Lower Marsh
Email: [email address]
23 February 2017
Dear Ms Rushbrooke Freedom of Information Act Request
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act. This response is provided on
behalf of NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Your request along with the CCG’s
response is detailed below.
1. Please confirm that David Parry is the current MCA lead for Merton CCG?
This is correct; David Parry is the current MCA lead for NHS Merton CCG.
2. Please supply contact details of the MCA lead and organizational chart identifying
The CCG can confirm that it holds Mr Parry’s contact details but is unable to disclose them
under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (personal information). The CCG
follows guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office on the disclosure of
personal information, including direct contact details.
All CCG staff can be contacted via the details given on the CCG’s website: http://www.mertonccg.nhs.uk/Contact-us/Pages/default.aspx
The CCG does not have an organisation chart specifying Mr Parry’s role in relation to the
3. If David Parry is not acting as Merton MCA lead please advise who is and how to
4. Please advise of roles and responsibilities of the Merton CCG MCA lead role?
Mr Parry’s role is to advise commissioners and contractors of the MCA 2005 and ensure it
is included and incorporated in the new procurement and commissioning of services, and to
monitor providers to ensure they are compliant with the MCA.
5. Please send me your policy on the MCA 2005 and its implementation in Merton and
any recorded information you have that explains who the MCA 2005 is implemented.
The CCG is unable to answer this question under Section 14(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act (repeat request). This is because you asked this question in
FOI.16.MERT208, which was responded to on 16 February 2017. The CCG considers that
a reasonable amount of time has not passed between these two requests.
The CCG can confirm that the Adult Safeguarding Policy was sent to you as Annex A to
that request, and that it does not have a stand-alone policy for the MCA 2005.
6. Please advise of any service user forums I can attend relating to MCA 2005 matters
and NHS legal rights and who the service user representative is and how to contact
The CCG does not hold the information you requested as it does not have any service user
forums relating to the MCA 2005, or NHS legal rights. The CCG does not have a service
Outside the scope of the Act, the CCG can confirm that it has a patient engagement group,
a patient participation group and holds open public meetings. Details about these can be
found on the CCG’s website: http://www.mertonccg.nhs.uk/Get-
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