Dear Sir,

I am an academic researcher, attempting to assess the provision of
augmentative and alternative communication devices by the Health Board. Could you please send me details of augmentative and alternative communication devices purchased by your organisation 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

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

1 Attachment

Dear Dr Reddington

Thank you for your email dated 10th January 2012 making a request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). Please find attached a leaflet outlining the FOI Act.

We are processing your request and will respond to you shortly. In the meantime if you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us at [email address]

Kind regards

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters

1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /

ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

P Helpwch arbed papur - oes angen i chi printio'r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?

show quoted sections

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

Dear Dr Reddington

Thank you for your request for information. The NHS in Wales does not have clinical commissioning groups or PCT's. Can we just check with you that you have sent your request to the correct organisation?

Many thanks

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
P Helpwch arbed papur - oes angen i chi printio'r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?
________________________________

show quoted sections

Dear FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB),

Thank you for your reply - I'm making the request of all heath organisations in england wales and scotland - is there anything you think I should know about wales in particular? I'm pressuming that the regional health boards have control over spending in their areas - is this correct?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

Thankyou for your clarification. We will process this request and respond to you shortly.

Regards

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
P Helpwch arbed papur - oes angen i chi printio'r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?
________________________________

show quoted sections

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

1 Attachment

Dear Joe

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Regards

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
P Helpwch arbed papur - oes angen i chi printio'r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?
________________________________

show quoted sections

Dear FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB),

Perfect!

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Dear FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB),

Oh - I've just come back to do the analysis on this (I was waiting for the data from the rest of wales - and it turns out the data hasn't been broken down by years - is it possible to get that sorted?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

Dear Joe

Please can you provide us with our reference number for this request?

Thanks

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
P Helpwch arbed papur - oes angen i chi printio'r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?
________________________________

show quoted sections

Dear FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB),

The reference number is a bit difficult to copy and paste (because of the nature of how your organisation produces pdfs) but you can find all the corrspondence at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/aa... - is that enought information?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Hi Guys,

Did that work?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Joe left an annotation ()

Rang on the 11th June and it has been passed on.

J

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

1 Attachment

Dear Joe

Please find attached the information you require by year.

Regards


Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
P Helpwch arbed papur - oes angen i chi printio'r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?
________________________________

show quoted sections

Dear FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB),

Thank you very much for that - but this does only appear to be the dates for the servox purchaes - there are six other purchases still without dates I'm afraid… :( are those coming following?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Joe left an annotation ()

Rang today, Kate is chasing up.

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

Dear Joe,
No there are no missing - the Oracle report has picked up the line description from the Blanket order that was originally set up against the contract - there are no quantities specified on the Blanket as this is the master-file. This should have been deleted - apologies.

Regards

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
P Helpwch arbed papur - oes angen i chi printio'r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?
________________________________

show quoted sections

Dear FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB),

Sorry, bit confused here - I was asking about the missing dates of purchase - can you tell me what this response is in regards to?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Joe left an annotation ()

Just rang - it appears an email on the 27th had gone missing...

FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB), Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board

2 Attachments

Dear Joe

As per our conversation, please see attached email.

Regards

Gweinyddiaeth Corfforaethol / Corporate Administration
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board
P Helpwch arbed papur - oes angen i chi printio'r e-bost yma? / Help save paper - do you need to print this email?
________________________________

show quoted sections

Dear FOIA Requests (ABM ULHB),

Lovely! Thank you very much :)

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org