Blackburn with Darwen

Joe made this Freedom of Information request to Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus

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Dear Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus,

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.

Devon 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

Ibrahim Sahina (BWD PCT) Commissioning,

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Please see attached a letter relating to your request for information. Please can you send your response to [email address].
Regards,

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Dear Ibrahim Sahina (BWD PCT) Commissioning,

Um, bit confused - I've already sent you a link (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/au...) to the response from Lancashire Care - they took over after the period I'm interested in. Could you explain a bit further please?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Gallagher Helen (BWD PCT) Risk Management Commissioning,

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Helen  Gallagher

FOI

Quality, Outcomes and Performance

01254 282148

 

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Dear Gallagher Helen (BWD PCT) Risk Management Commissioning,

Um... could you give me a bit more information...? I've got two organisations here both claiming that the other has the data... This is really not satisfactory...

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Gallagher Helen (BWD PCT) Risk Management Commissioning,

I am currently out of the office until 9th January.  Please forward any
email requiring action to the FOI inbox at [email address].
If you require assistance please contact  Don Clarkson on 82153.

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Dear Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus,

Um... could you give me a bit more information on my request...? (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bl... for your info) I've got two organisations here both claiming that the other has the data...

This is really not satisfactory... :(

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Yours faithfully,

Joe

Gallagher Helen (BWD PCT) Risk Management Commissioning,

Dear Dr Reddington,

 

I refer to previous emails and I understand that you must feel
dissatisfied with the lack of information. I am still in communication
with various agencies and I will be in contact with you as soon as
possible. I hope to have details of who holds the information you require.

 

Regards

 

Helen  Gallagher

FOI

Quality, Outcomes and Performance

01254 282148

 

This email and its attachments may be confidential and are solely for the
use of the person it is addressed to. Any views or opinions expressed are
the author’s and do not necessarily represent those of Blackburn Care
Trust Plus and NHS East Lancashire. As a public authorities, These
organistions are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and may be
required to disclose the content of any email or a response drived from
it. Please contact the sender if you believe you have received this email
in error.

Dear Gallagher Helen (BWD PCT) Risk Management Commissioning,

Hi Helen,

Any news?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

FOI (BWD PCT),

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This email and its attachments may be confidential and are solely for the
use of the person it is addressed to. Any views or opinions expressed are
the author’s and do not necessarily represent those of Blackburn Care
Trust Plus and NHS East Lancashire. As a public authorities, These
organistions are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and may be
required to disclose the content of any email or a response drived from
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Dear FOI (BWD PCT),

Um... Okay... just for completeness - this is a bit confusing... is this "no equipment of this type has been purchased on behalf FOI (BWD PCT)" or is it "some equipment has been purchased, but we don't know who by"?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

FOI (BWD PCT),

Dear Dr Reddington,

I can confirm that we do not hold any information regarding whether any equipment of this type has been purchased.

Regards

Helen Gallagher

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Dear FOI (BWD PCT),

I must confess I'm a little confused by this response - you see, I've made this request to a number of other trusts, and they've all held the data - I'm finding it difficult to understand why it is that Blackburn doesn't. Could you give me some more detail?

For reference, here are the requests made at other trusts:

Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Leeds PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Lincolnshire Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Manchester teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Mid Essex PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Milton Keynes PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Newham PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
North East Essex PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
North Lancashire Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
North Somerset PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
North Staffordshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
North Yorkshire and York PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Nottingham City PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Oxfordshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Peterborough PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Richmond and Twickenham PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Rotherham PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Sefton PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Sheffield PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
South East Essex PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
South Gloucestershire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
South Tyneside PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Stoke On Trent PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Suffolk PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Sunderland Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Surrey PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Swindon PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Tower Hamlets PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Trafford PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Waltham Forest PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Wandsworth PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Warrington PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Warwickshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
West Essex PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Wiltshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Wirral PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Hertfordshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Western Cheshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Dorset PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Norfolk PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Gloucestershire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/aa...
Bristol PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Bromley PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Cambridgeshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Central Lancashire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/au...
Derbyshire County PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Devon PCT Done
East Riding Of Yorkshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Gateshead PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Halton and St Helens PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Herefordshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Isle Of Wight NHS PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Barnsley PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Bedfordshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Berkshire West PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Blackpool PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
City and Hackney Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Cornwall and Isles Of Scilly PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Hull Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Kingston PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Coventry Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Croydon PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Enfield PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Greenwich Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Medway PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
West Kent PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Worcestershire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Berkshire East PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Stockport http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Bury PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Oldham PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Islington PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Camden PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Middlesbrough PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Redcar and Cleveland PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Portsmouth City Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Southampton City PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Calderdale PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Walsall Teaching PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Hampshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Brighton and Hove City PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
West Sussex PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Sutton and Merton PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Derby City PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Sandwell PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Bassetlaw PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Lambeth PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Southwark PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Birmingham East and North PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Hastings and Rother PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Dudley PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Doncaster PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Liverpool PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
County Durham PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Darlington PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
North Lincolnshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Buckinghamshire PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Leicester City PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...
Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr...

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Hi there, is there are response?

Cheers,

Joe

Dear FOI (BWD PCT),

Guys?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Dear FOI (BWD PCT),

This request has been open since 2011 and I've not heard anything from you guys since March. What's going on?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

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Rang today - nobody in who can help.

Hi guys, can I ask if there is any response to my emails of 7th of March, 12th April, 15th June, and 27th July? They all relate to FOI Ref: 1495 and I'm afraid I've had no response....

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Dr Joseph Reddington
Computer Science
Royal Holloway

FOI (BWD PCT), Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus

Dear Joe,

Please could you kindly provide me with a contact number so that I may telephone you regarding this request.

Kind regards,
 
Lara
 
Lara Cousens
Risk Management Administrator

 

NHS Blackburn with Darwen
Guide Business Centre, School Lane
Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 2QH  
 
t: 01254 282198
e: [email address]

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Joe left an annotation ()

Rang and left my number with the team.

Joe left an annotation ()

Took a call from someone today - they promised to ring back later on today with the information.

FOI (BWD PCT), Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus

Dear Joe,

Just to confirm our conversation. I have emailed Kelly Carol at LCFT and she will contact me tomorrow to discuss and find out where this information is held.

I shall then contact you again tomorrow as soon as I am able.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
 
Lara
 
Lara Cousens
Risk Management Administrator

 

NHS Blackburn with Darwen
Guide Business Centre, School Lane
Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 2QH  
 
t: 01254 282198
e: [email address]

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Joe left an annotation ()

Was called back - there should be more information tomorrow...

FOI (BWD PCT), Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus

Dear Mr Reddington,

I apologise for not calling you back yesterday. I am unfortunately still awaiting a response from LCFT and our finance department.

I am chasing this and should hopefully be able to come back to you later today.

Kind regards,
 
Lara
 
Lara Cousens
Risk Management Administrator

 

NHS Blackburn with Darwen
Guide Business Centre, School Lane
Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 2QH  
 
t: 01254 282198
e: [email address]

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Cousens Lara (BWD PCT) Administration,

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Dear Mr Reddington,

I apologise for the long delay in this.

I have been in contact with our finance teams from both Blackburn with Darwen and LCFT. I have now received the attached from LCFT.

I can confirm that should you require any further information for this request, please contact Lancashire Care Foundation Trust. I would suggest that you specifically ask them to request this from their speech and language therapy department and not from their finance department.

I hope this helps, however if not please do not hesitate to contact me again. I will be available on the number below shortly, however I temporarily have no phone line. This should be rectified by the this afternoon.

Kind regards,

Lara

Lara Cousens
Risk Management Administrator

NHS Blackburn with Darwen
Guide Business Centre, School Lane
Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 2QH

t: 01254 282198
e: [email address]

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Dear Cousens Lara (BWD PCT) Administration,

Perfect! Thank you very much!

Yours sincerely,

Joe

Cousens Lara (BWD PCT) Administration,

Glad its finally sorted. Many apologies for the confusion.

Kind regards,

Lara

Lara Cousens
Risk Management Administrator

NHS Blackburn with Darwen
Guide Business Centre, School Lane
Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 2QH

t: 01254 282198
e: [email address]

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