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CCG Contact Information and Patient Care

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

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Zarafshaan Hussain

Dear NHS Tower Hamlets 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

Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Zarafshaan Hussain,

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding Inhalers which will be processed under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 2 May
2018 by NEL on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) listed
below.

 

The reference for your request is shown alongside.

 

FOI.18.THS027 NHS Tower Hamlets CCG
                           

 

An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the
information you have requested is held by the CCG 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.

 

Kind regards

 

John

 

John Grosvenor

FOI Officer

NEL
[1][email address

02030493872

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

 

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk 

[3]@NELCSU 

[4]LinkedIn 

 

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Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group

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Zarafshaan Hussain

Dear Zarafshaan Hussain,

Please find the attached response from NHS Tower Hamlets CCG with regard to your request for information.

Yours sincerely,

John
John Grosvenor
FOI Officer
NEL
[email address]
020 3049 3872
3rd Floor
1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London. SE1 7NT
www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU

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