Designation of Commissioner Requested Services

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Dear NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group,

Designation of Commissioner Requested Services

As you will be aware, Monitor told CCGs in March 2013 that your responsibilities include “designating a range of services that local commissioners believe should continue to be provided locally if any individual provider is at risk of failing financially. We call these Commissioner Requested Services…”. Monitor issued Guidance and a Designation Framework.

You may also be aware that from April 2013 until April 2016 services that NHS Foundation Trusts were required to provide under their old authorisations were automatically designated as Commissioner Requested Services in their new licences. But Monitor has also said that “[o]ver time, commissioners should review this automatic classification and we expect the number of services that are designated as Commissioner Requested Services to decrease as a result.”

I am concerned about the expected reduction in services and would like to be informed of the progress the CCG has made in the process of reviewing and re-designating services as Commissioner Requested Services from April 2016.

In particular, I would be grateful if you would:

(1) specify which services that are currently provided by each NHS Foundation Trust with whom you contract and which are designated as Commissioner Requested Services at that trust, will not be so designated on completion of that process. (If the process has already been completed, please specify the services that have not been so designated.);

(2) explain why you have decided, or will decide, not to designate those services as Commissioner Requested Services;

(3) inform me where those services will be available in the future. I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Kevin Donovan

nhswirralccg foirequests (NHS WIRRAL CCG), NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Donovan,

 

Thank you for your email of 19^th January 2016 requesting information
about Designation of Commissioner Requested Services.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jordan Lane

Corporate Officer (FOIs & SARs)

Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

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nhswirralccg foirequests (NHS WIRRAL CCG), NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

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Ref No: ID397

 

Dear Mr Donovan,

 

Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information
request.

 

Thanks

 

Jordan Lane

Corporate Officer (FOIs & SARs)

Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

Old Market House, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5AL

t: 0151 651 0011 (ext 1801)

e: [1]Email [email address]

w: [2]http://www.wirralccg.nhs.uk

f (safe haven): 0151 643 5445

 

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From: nhswirralccg foirequests (NHS WIRRAL CCG)
Sent: 19 January 2016 10:45
To: [FOI #311437 email]
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Designation of Commissioner
Requested Services

 

Ref No: ID397

 

Dear Mr Donovan,

 

Thank you for your email of 19^th January 2016 requesting information
about Designation of Commissioner Requested Services.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jordan Lane

Corporate Officer (FOIs & SARs)

Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

Old Market House, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5AL

t: 0151 651 0011 (ext 1801)

e: [5]Email [6][email address]

w: [7]http://www.wirralccg.nhs.uk

f (safe haven): 0151 643 5445

 

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Dear nhswirralccg foirequests (NHS WIRRAL CCG),

Thank you once again for your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Donovan

Dear nhswirralccg foirequests (NHS WIRRAL CCG),
Just to note that I'm not sure the public have as much faith as some in Monitor given its record:
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/...
Yours sincerely,

Kevin Donovan