Enquiry re previously un-assessed eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

The request was successful.

Dear NHS Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group,

Sir David Nicholson, then Chief Executive of the NHS in England,
requested in a letter on 15/03/2012 that individuals or their
representatives notify the relevant PCT in respect of previously
un-assessed periods of time where there is evidence that the individual
should have been assessed for eligibility for NHS CHC funding with respect
to that care.
1/. Please let me know how many applications were received by the CCG, and/or the CCGs/PCTs it replaced, before the first deadline Sir David gave in that letter, ie 30/12/2012?
2/. Of those applications received, how many reached the stage of being
processed by the CCG, and/or the CCGs/PCTs it replaced?
3/. Of those which reached the stage of being processed by the CCG, and/or the CCGs/PCTs it replaced, how many have so far resulted in a Decision Letter?
4/. Of those which have reached the stage of a Decision Letter, how many
applications have been refused?
5/. Of those which have reached the stage of a Decision Letter, how many
applications have been refused for reasons relating to original documents
or records having been lost or destroyed?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Wain

FOI Birmingham CCGs, NHS Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group

INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Reference: 15556

Dear Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI request on behalf of Birmingham South Central CCG which we received on 29 November 2017.
A response to your request will be sent within 20 working days after receipt and by 29 December 2017.

Kind regards

Lindsay Parker
Freedom of Information Officer
Engagement, Communications and Marketing

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7PF

T: 01246 514965
E: [email address]
W: www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

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FOI Birmingham CCGs, NHS Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group

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Please see attached response to your request for information from Birmingham South Central CCG.

Kind regards,

Kathryn Jacklin
Freedom of Information Officer
Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

[email address]

01246 514048

Scarsdale
Nightingale Close
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7PF

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Dear FOI Birmingham CCGs,
Thank you for your recent response to my FOI requst. I have been reviewing and comparing the replies I have received from yourselves as well as other CCGs and I note that Birmingham BSC has responded to my question 5 as follows:

5. Of those which have reached the stage of a Decision Letter, how many applications have been refused for reasons relating to original documents or records having been lost or destroyed?
5 did not have sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to full Continuing Healthcare consideration.

Please clarify whether "5 did not have sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to full Continuing Healthcare consideration" means that in five cases it was found that original documents or records had been lost or destroyed?
I would suggest that records may understandably be lost or destroyed because so much time has elapsed that the records were destroyed by healthcare providers as being outside the normally recommended time limits for such records to be kept, or because they had been accidentally lost by NHS or private agencies as a result of human error. I would like to have this point clarified as there may be other reasons that cases do not have sufficient evidence to proceed to full Continuing Healthcare consideration.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Wain

FOI Birmingham CCGs, NHS Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Wain

Thank you for your email dated 09 January 2017 in relation to your FOI request reference 15556. I have sought further clarity in relation to your question below and will endeavour to get a response to you asap.

Kind regards
Lindsay

Lindsay Parker
Freedom of Information Officer
Engagement, Communications and Marketing

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7PF

T: 01246 514965
E: [email address]
W: www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

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FOI Birmingham CCGs, NHS Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Wain

Please find attached further response to your request for clarification in relation to FOI 15556 on behalf of Birmingham South Central CCG.

Kind regards
Lindsay

Lindsay Parker
Freedom of Information Officer
Engagement, Communications and Marketing

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7PF

T: 01246 514965
E: [email address]
W: www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

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