CCG Contact Information and Patient Care

Zarafshaan Hussain made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group

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Zarafshaan Hussain

Dear NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group,

I would like to request the information about the following points around the CCG's decisions with patient care and its structure.
• What criteria does the CCG use to select which inhalers should be prescribed for Asthma and COPD?
• How does the CCG compare the cost-effectiveness , efficacy, safety and patient usability of different inhalers when selecting which COPD and Asthma inhalers should be included on its local guidance?
• Over the past three years, has the CCG introduced a planned programme of care which resulted in the medicines optimisation team, contractors or GP practices proactively reviewing patients and aligning their COPD and/or Asthma inhalers to alternative options?
• Please list the alternative asthma and COPD inhalers that were introduced by the CCGs medicines optimisation team, contractors or GP practices during any planned programme of care that proactively reviewed the use of asthma and/or COPD inhalers over the past 3 years
.
• Over the past three years, has the CCG used a QIPP scheme to introduce a planned programme of care which resulted in the medicines optimisation team, contractors or GP practices proactively reviewing patients and aligning their COPD and/or Asthma inhalers to alternative options?
• Please list the alternative asthma and COPD inhalers that were introduced by the CCGs medicines optimisation team, contractors or GP practices when using a QIPP scheme to introduce a planned programme of care that proactively reviewed the use of asthma and/ or COPD inhalers over the past 3 years?

I would also like to make a request for the full name, contact number and contact email for the following roles listed below within your CCG;
Roles:
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Medicines Management Lead

Yours faithfully,

Zarafshaan Hussain

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

Dear Ms Hussain

 

RE: Freedom of Information Request

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding the use of inhalers for asthma and COPD which will be processed
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was
received on 20 April 2018 by NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU)
on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The
references for your requests are shown alongside.

 

NHS Greenwich CCG                           FOI.18.GRN024

 

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,

 

Ursula

 

Freedom of Information Team

NEL CSU

 

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

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Dear Mr Hussain,

 

Please see the attached response to your recent freedom of information
request.

 

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
NEL
[1][Greenwich CCG request email]

 

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

  

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk 

[3]@NELCSU 

[4]LinkedIn

 

From: Foi (NHS NEL CSU)
Sent: 23 April 2018 14:07
To: 'Zarafshaan Hussain' <[FOI #479233 email]>
Subject: Request acknowledged

 

Dear Ms Hussain

 

RE: Freedom of Information Request

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding the use of inhalers for asthma and COPD which will be processed
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was
received on 20 April 2018 by NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU)
on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The
references for your requests are shown alongside.

 

NHS Greenwich CCG                           FOI.18.GRN024

 

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,

 

Ursula

 

Freedom of Information Team

NEL CSU

 

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