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CCG Contact Information and Patient Care

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

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Zarafshaan Hussain

Dear NHS Somerset 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
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• 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

Freedom-Of-Information (NHS SOMERSET CCG), NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Ms Hussain

Freedom of Information Request (FOI 1495)

Thank you for your request received on 27 April 2018 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I can confirm that your request is being processed and that you will receive a written response within 20 working days from receipt of your request.

Yours sincerely

NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
Freedom of Information Team

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Freedom-Of-Information (NHS SOMERSET CCG), NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Ms Hussain

 

Freedom of Information Request (FOI 1495)

 

Thank you for your request dated 27 April 2018, under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Please find attached our response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Freedom of Information Team

 

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