Dear NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group,

Under the FOI act, please provide the following information for the purposes of research.
1) Is the continuing healthcare and funded nursing care process managed in-house, or is part or all of the process outsourced to a 3rd party (CSU, Council, Independent provider etc.). If outsourced, please state the name of the company and the services outsourced (all CHC, assessment, brokerage, invoice validation etc.)
2) Please provide the name and contact details of the individual responsible for continuing healthcare at the CCG.
3) How many people are involved with the continuing healthcare process internally?
4) Does the CCG or any contracted provider managing CHC have a connection to the Exeter System and regularly check this? If not how does the CCG become aware of patient deaths?
5) Does the CCG use any third party tech solutions to record patient information relating to CHC (Broadcare, Swift, Caretrack, QA Plus etc.)? If not how is this recorded?
6) Does the CCG use any third party tech solutions to record financial information (Broadcare, Caretrack, QA Plus etc.)? If not how are invoices validated against care package details?
7) Does the CCG contract care packages from a framework with agreed rates? If so what percentage of contracts are secured on and off framework?
8) Please provide the average no. of patients receiving CHC and FNC funding in the last financial year, and a breakdown for each category:
a. CHC Patients
b. FNC Patients
9) Please provide the total number of suppliers that the CCGs uses for CHC & FNC, split by:
a. Residential Homes
b. Nursing Homes
c. Homecare Agencies
d. Other (please specify)
10) Please state the average number of care packages in the last financial year, split by:
a. Residential Homes
b. Nursing Homes
c. Homecare Agencies
d. Other (please specify)
Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. E James

FOI (NHS SOUTH EAST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr James

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding ‘Continuing Healthcare management’ which will be processed under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was
received on 27 April 2016 by NHS South East Commissioning Support Unit
(South East CSU) on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
listed below. The reference for your request is shown alongside.

 

NHS Merton CCG             FOI.16.MERT032

 

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. Should any clarification of your request be
required we will advise you accordingly.

 

If you require any further assistance, or would like to discuss your
request, please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number
above.

 

Kind regards

 

Danielle Sohn Djengue

Associate - Freedom of Information
South East CSU

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FOI (NHS SOUTH EAST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr James

 

Re: NHS Merton CCG – FOI.16.MERT032

 

I am emailing regarding your recent request for information on behalf of
NHS Merton CCG. The CCG has asked you to clarify Qs 8 and 10:

 

8. Please provide the average no. of patients receiving CHC and FNC
funding in the last financial year, and a breakdown for each category:  

a.   CHC Patients

b.   FNC Patients

 

The CCG is not sure what average number means in this case. Did you mean
average per month / average / quarter or total number of patients over the
last financial year?

 

10. Please state the average number of care packages in the last financial
year, split by:

a.   Residential Homes

b.   Nursing Homes

c.   Homecare Agencies

d.   Other (please specify)

 

The CCG is not sure what average number means in this case. Did you mean
average per month / average / quarter or total number of patients over the
last financial year?

 

Once we have clarification from you, we can restart processing your
request.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards

 

Kimberley

 

Freedom of Information Team

South East CSU

E:  [1][email address]

[2]cid:image002.png@01CFDD62.049FD1B0 Kent House, 4^th Floor, Station
Road, Ashford TN23 1PP

[3]www.southeastcsu.nhs.uk
@southeast_CSU

 

Please send all Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to [4][email address] or
by post to FOI, Kent House, South East CSU, 4th Floor Kent House, 81
Station Road, Ashford TN23 1PP

 

While emails from an NHS.net account are encrypted, and therefore secure,
we cannot guarantee the safety of any confidential information received by
you or sent by you from your own email account.  If this is a matter of
concern to you, the alternative will be to correspond by post.

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Dear Kimberley,

The total over the last financial year would work fine.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. E James

FOI (NHS SOUTH EAST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr James

 

Please find attached the response to your recent Freedom of Information
request on behalf of NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),
reference FOI.16.MERT032.

 

Kind regards

 

Danielle Sohn Djengue
Associate - Freedom of Information
South East CSU

E:  [1][email address]

[2]cid:image001.png@01D0445C.5E881140 1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo,
London, SE1 7NT

[3]www.southeastcsu.nhs.uk
@southeast_CSU

 

 

 

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