Freedom of Information Request: Dental Practices/Dental Care Services Providers

NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group did not have the information requested.

Dear NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group,

Dear Sirs,

We wish to seek the public disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please confirm the Heads of Departments for each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables (“E Class Code: IKB”);
• Dental Laboratory Consumables (“E Class Code: IRB”);
• Dental Implants (“E Class Code IKA);
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables (“E Class Code: GGB”);
• Dental Equipment (“E Class Code: IBB”); and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment (“E Class Code: ITL”).

Please confirm if the same person you have identified above is also responsible for the procurement of goods and services in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please indicate how decisions are made to procure goods and services in the following categories? Are they evaluated prior to being accepted? Would this be part of a clinical evaluation or clinical trial? Please provide the detail?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please could you advise who is responsible for the cost of your Dental Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s) in your setting? Is it the CCG or is it the NHS Acute Trust/NHS Foundation Trust/NHS Health and Care Service?

Please identify who the main decision maker/influencer is, in either of the settings stated above, for each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please provide any reports you hold which include or illustrate your patient demographic and the most common treatments provided by your Dental Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s), for your patient demographic?

Please list and confirm, as far as possible, what your average monthly usage is, for each product used, in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please confirm, what your total spend has been, during the last financial year (1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017), in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please provide a list of the suppliers that you currently purchase goods and services from in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Are you intending to collaborate with another healthcare entity to procure your goods and services in the following categories for your Dental Practices/Dental Care Services Provider(s)?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Can you please provide information on your current supply route for the following categories (e.g. NHS Supply Chain also known as DHL, Direct from a Third-Party Distributor; or Direct from a Manufacturer)?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Do you currently have a contract in place for any of the following categories? If so when does each expire?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Can you provide information on how many delivery points you have for each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Can you provide information on how many locations you have that are holding stock in each of the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Can you provide information on what software platform you use for ordering goods and services in the following categories?

• Dental Consumables;
• Dental Laboratory Consumables;
• Dental Implants;
• Orthodontic Materials/Consumables
• Dental Equipment; and
• Dental Laboratory Equipment.

Please classify against the three bullet points below, which of those Dental Practices/Dental Care Service Provider(s), you are directly responsible for (within your setting/locality); what proportion provides:

• A service to NHS patients only?
• A service to both NHS and Private patients?
• A service to Private patients only?

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Valentine

Foi (NHS NORTH AND EAST LONDON COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Valentine

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information regarding dentistry, which will be processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 24 November 2017 by NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The references for your requests are shown alongside.

FOI.17.MERT151NHS Merton CCG
FOI.17.NEN15096NHS Nene 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.

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

Kind regards

Piri Norris
FOI Manager
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
[email address]

3rd Floor
1 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7NT
Ph: 0203 049 0995

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
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Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Valentine

Please see the attached FOI response.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
[NHS Merton CCG request email]

3rd Floor
1 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7NT

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
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