Dear 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust,
I am writing to ask for:-
1 the number of consultant-led teams, and the number of other teams not led by consultants, in 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust that provide patients referred to those teams with elective non-emergency treatment services for physical or mental illnesses and conditions, funded by NHS commissioning bodies.
2 the number of consultants in each of the two groups of teams, measured in full-time equivalents to provide meaningful data where consultants work part-time in a team.
3 a list of the titles of the teams in each of the two groups separately. (The number of consultants in full-time equivalents for each individual team is not requested.)
The relevant month of the data should be shown and be the most recent month with data available for all teams in the Trust.
The format of the numerical data can be a table with 2 columns and 3 rows of data. The data columns are:- A Number of teams providing elective services , B Number of consultants (full-time equivalents), and the data rows are:- X Consultant-led teams, Y Teams not consultant-led, Z Total.
The relevant definitions of the word "consultant" and phrase "consultant-led" are shown below, and are taken from page 29 of the DHSC document "Referral to treatment consultant-led waiting times Rules Suite".
"Consultant" is defined as "A person contracted by a healthcare provider who has been appointed by a consultant appointment committee. He or she must be a member of a Royal College or Faculty. Consultant-led waiting times exclude non-medical scientists of equivalent standing (to a consultant) within diagnostic departments."
"Consultant-led" is defined as "A consultant retains overall clinical responsibility for the service, team or treatment. The consultant will not necessarily be physically present for each patient’s appointment, but he/she takes overall clinical responsibility for patient care. "
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Dear Mr Leser,
Freedom of Information Request – Ref: FOI 162VL-1920
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