AAC Provision

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Dear Orkney NHS Board,

I am an academic researcher, attempting to assess the provision of augmentative and alternative communication devices by the NHS. Could 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.

Deven PCT have helpfully given 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

FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

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FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

FOI Request – Acknowledgment of Receipt

 

I hereby acknowledge receipt of the request detailed below.

 

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|Your Query: |
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|I am an academic researcher, attempting to assess the provision of augmentative and |
|alternative communication devices by the NHS. |
| |
|  |
| |
|1.      Could you please send me details of augmentative and alternative communication devices|
|supplied/purchased by your trust between 31^st March 2006 and 1st April 2011? |
| |
|a.      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. |
| |
|  |
| |
|Deven PCT have helpfully given examples on a previous request. The format they used was, and |
|this would do nicely for me. |
| |
|  |
| |
|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 |
| |
|     |
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|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 |
| |
|     |
| |
|     Other excellent formats were provided by: |
| |
|  |
| |
|     Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT |
| |
|     |
|([1]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
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|     Bromley PCT |
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|     ([2]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...) |
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|     Bristol PCT ( |
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|     [3]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...) |
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|     and Central Lancashire PCT |
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|     ([4]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 |
| |
|([5]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 |
| |
|  |
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|Reference number allocated to this request: |
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|2012 - 09 |
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|(Please quote this reference number in any future correspondence relating to this request.) |
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|The official date of your request is*:  |
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|13/01/2012 |
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|A response should be sent to your request no later than**: |
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|10/02/2012 |
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Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website, defines these criteria as
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of the request

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kirsty Sutherland

Freedom of Information Officer

NHS Orkney

Balfour Hospital, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall

Orkney KW15 1BH

Tel: 01856 888 220; Fax: 01856 888 211

FOI E-mail: [email address]

[7]www.ohb.scot.nhs.uk

 

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FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

1 Attachment

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards,

Kirsty Sutherland

Freedom of Information (FOI) Officer

NHS Orkney

Headquarters, Garden House, New Scapa Road,

Kirkwall, Orkney  KW15 1BQ

Tel: 01856 888220

FOI Requests e-mail: [1][NHS Orkney request email]

 

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From: FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY)
Sent: 16 January 2012 10:30
To: Joe
Subject: Acknowledgement of FOI request - AAC Provision - FOI: 2012-09 -
ACK

 

FOI Request – Acknowledgment of Receipt

 

I hereby acknowledge receipt of the request detailed below.

 

Your Query:

 

I am an academic researcher, attempting to assess the provision of augmentative and
alternative communication devices by the NHS.

 

1.    Could you please send me details of augmentative and alternative communication devices
supplied/purchased by your trust between 31^st March 2006 and 1st April 2011?

a.    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.

 

Deven PCT have helpfully given examples on a previous request. The format they used was, and
this would do nicely for me.

 

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

    

     Other excellent formats were provided by:

 

     Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT

    
([2]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...)

     Bromley PCT

     ([3]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...)

     Bristol PCT (

     [4]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...)

     and Central Lancashire PCT

     ([5]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

([6]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

 
Reference number allocated to this request:

 

2012 - 09

 

(Please quote this reference number in any future correspondence relating to this request.)

 
The official date of your request is*: 

 

13/01/2012

 
A response should be sent to your request no later than**:

 

10/02/2012

 

 

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Dear FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY),

Awesome! Thank you :)

Yours sincerely,

Joe

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