Equipment information

Laura Edwards made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Hello

Please can you supply me with the following information:

1) Who is your current Community Equipment Service provider
2) Do you have a joint contract with one or more local Clinical Commissioning Groups?
Yes
No
If yes please provide the names of the CCG or CCGs that are part of the joint arrangement:
If yes please provide the name of the host partner:
3) What is the population covered by your community equipment service

4) Does the service cover the provision of equipment to under 18s as well as people over 18?
If you have an in house service there are no further questions, thank you for your time.
If you have an external provider please answer the additional questions below
5) When did you last tender the contract?
6) What date did your current contract start?
7) Please provide the financial value of the contract in the first 12 months of the current contract (value and period covered)

Thank you

Laura Edwards

Kent County Council

Dear Ms Edwards

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 9th November 2017 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/17/1728 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards,

 

Peter Wylie | Access Information Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Room 2.71, Sessions House, Maidstone | Tel 03000
415563 | Fax 03000 420303 |
[1]http://knet/ourcouncil/Pages/information... |

 

Kent County Council

Dear Ms Edwards

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000. I am pleased to provide our response below:

 

Who is your current Community Equipment Service provider? KCC’s current
provider is Nottingham Rehab Ltd (T/A NRS Healthcare)

 

Do you have a joint contract with one or more local Clinical Commissioning
Groups? Yes, in Kent we have in place an integrated service with seven of
the eight CCGs in Kent (excludes Medway).

 

If yes please provide the names of the CCG or CCGs that are part of the
joint arrangement: Thanet, DGS (Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley), Swale,
South Kent Coast, West Kent, Canterbury and Ashford.

 

If yes please provide the name of the host partner: NHS

 

What is the population covered by your community equipment service? Kent’s
population currently sits at 1,5000,900 *at midyear 2016.

 

Does the service cover the provision of equipment to under 18s as well as
people over 18? Yes both under and over 18’s are included within the
service.

 

If you have an external provider please answer the additional questions
below:

 

When did you last tender the contract? It went out to tender in March 2015
and was awarded in June 2015.

 

What date did your current contract start? The current contract started on
30^th November 2015

 

Please provide the financial value of the contract in the first 12 months
of the current contract (value and period covered)? The financial value
for the first 12 months was £5,245,639. (inclusive of 50% Joint budget
spend) 30/11/15 – 29/11/16 (This does not include any Health financial
spend). The Health Lead contact is Ms Gooderson and she can be contacted
using the following email address: [1][email address]

 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[2]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/17/1728.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [3]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kirsty-Leigh Robertson| Information Access Officer | Information
Resilience & Transparency Team | Room 2.71, Sessions House, Maidstone |
Phone 03000 418301 | Fax 03000 420303 |
[4]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
|

 

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