Sabrina Khaloon

Dear NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group,

Please could you kindly provide the information to the following questions:

1) How many consultations are there per year for chronic pain?
2) How many patients per year does that represent?
3) What is the total cost of care per year for Chronic Pain?
4) What is the total cost of medication per year for Chronic Pain?
5) Do you have a secondary care pain unit in the CCG? If so, how many referrals are made to this unit per year?
6) Do you have community pain services? If so, how many consultations are made to these services per year? and what is the cost of care within these services per year?

Yours faithfully,
Dr.Benjamin Viaris De Lesegno and Sabrina Khaloon.

FOI, Kmccg (NHS KENT AND MEDWAY CCG), NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group

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FOI (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Dr Viaris De Lesegno

RE: Freedom of Information Request

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information regarding Cost of Chronic Pain in the UK, which will be processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 22 June 2021 by NEL on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The references for your requests are shown alongside.

FOI.21.KAM088 NHS Kent and Medway CCG

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.

As you know, the NHS across the country is facing unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and is working hard to ensure that the appropriate care can be delivered to patients. As such, we would like to advise that we may not be able to provide a response to your request within the normal timescales required of us. If this is the case, a further update will be provided to you in due course.

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,

Freedom of Information Team
[email address]

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

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TANTON, Susan (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Dr Viaris De Lesengo and Ms Khaloon


Re: Response to Freedom of Information request


Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request
on behalf of NHS Kent and Medway CCG.


Kind regards


Freedom of Information Team
[1][email address


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






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