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

Jacob Valentine made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Bolton 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

GMCSU, Foi (NHS GREATER MANCHESTER COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Jacob

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. GM Shared Services is responsible for processing all Freedom of Information requests on behalf of NHS Bolton CCG

Your request has therefore been forwarded to the Patient Services Team to action and this has been logged and given the following reference numbers:

BOL/FOI/11056NHS Bolton CCG

Should the CCG hold the information that you have requested, we would respectfully ask you not to publish this on any website or in any other publications where:
•a charge may be made to access it
•a subscription is charged to access the site

The CCG holds the copyright for any information it produces and they are not prepared to authorise its re-use where a charge is made. This is in accordance with the provisions of the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.

Your request for information is now being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. It is hoped that a response will be provided to you by no later than 1 December 2017. However, if this is not possible and additional time is required, we will contact you to explain.

Kind Regards

Ian

Patient Services Support Officer
Greater Manchester Shared Services (hosted by NHS Oldham CCG)

Phone: 0161 212 6270 Email: [email address]
Ellen House, Waddington Street, Oldham OL9 6EE

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Yours sincerely,

GMCSU, Foi (NHS GREATER MANCHESTER COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Valentine,

 

INFORMATION REQUESTED UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

This email is to inform you of the progress made with your recent request
for the supply of information from NHS Bolton CCG regarding dental
consumables.

 

The information you requested is attached.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled, please
contact us at the email address above with the specifics of your concerns
and we will conduct an internal review.

 

If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioner at the following address:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Alex

Patient Services Officer

Greater Manchester Shared Services (hosted by NHS Oldham CCG)

 

Phone: 0161 212 6270 I Email: [1][Bolton CCG request email]

Ellen House, Waddington Street, Oldham OL9 6EE

 

Please note that any form of web-based email communication (gmail.com,
Hotmail.com, yahoomail.com) has no guaranteed security on the personal and
confidential information you have sent and received via this method. 
Therefore by using this method to send and receive your personal data you
will be accepting the risk associated to any potential confidentiality
data breach as a result from communicating via the web-based email
communications system. Please refer to the data security policy of the
email service provider if in doubt.

 

This email has been scanned for viruses, however we are unable to accept
responsibility for any damage caused by the contents. The opinions
expressed in this email represent the views of the sender, not Greater
Manchester Shared Services unless explicitly stated. If you have received
this email in error please notify the sender. The information contained in
this email may be subject to public disclosure under the NHS Code of
Openness or the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the information is
legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail and
your reply cannot be guaranteed.

 

 

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