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

Jacob Valentine made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Harrogate and Rural District 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 HARROGATE AND RURAL DISTRICT CCG), NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group

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MARCHANT, Jane (NHS HARROGATE AND RURAL DISTRICT CCG), NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group

Thank you for your request for information which was received by the NHS
Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group Freedom of
Information team on 16 November 2017.

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive further
correspondence from us within 20 working days.

 

 

Freedom of Information
NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group
Tel: 01423 799300 
Email: [1][email address] | 
[2]http://www.harrogateandruraldistrictccg....

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FOI (NHS HARROGATE AND RURAL DISTRICT CCG), NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Jacob

 

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

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team
NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group
Tel: 01423 799300
Email: [1][email address] | 
[2]http://www.harrogateandruraldistrictccg....

 

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