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Dear Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Please can you supply the information below:

1. When is the current VR and Phaco ophthalmology contract due to expire?
2. Do you plan to release an OJEU tender for the renewal of this contract?
3. Do you plan to use a national framework for the renewal of this contract? If so which one?
4. What is the volume of the procedures (Phaco and VR) that will be included within the contract?
5. How many Phaco machines do you have? How many Phaco-Vitrectomy machines do you have?
6. What is the age of your Phaco machines?
7. What is the age of your vitrectomy machines?
8. What are your top 3 requirements for the new contract and future awarded supplier to meet?
9. Do you plan to trial potential new suppliers this year? If so which month do you expect to want to trial?
10. Who is the procurement manager responsible for this?
11. What is the total spend on your phaco machine packs?
12. What is the total spend on your VR procedure packs?
13. Are there any other products within the scope of the current phaco and VR contracts and if so, which products are they and who supplies them?
14. Who are the current suppliers of phaco and VR equipment?
15. How do you intend to implement the new ISO 16672/2020 standard pertaining to intraocular liquids purity?
16. Will you plan to use capital or revenue budget to fund the next contract for phaco and VR equipment, ie capital purchase or consumables based agreement?
17. What type of viewing system do you use with your microscope eg Eibos, Biom or 3D system etc?
18. Are you currently looking at Femtosecond Laser for your ophthalmic department?

Yours faithfully,

Hunter Gregorio

Foi (MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Hunter,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 18 February 2021, and has been logged under ref FOI/21/0057. Please quote this reference in any future correspondence.

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However, the NHS is facing further unprecedented challenges relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the current time. Understandably, our resources have been diverted to support our front-line colleagues who are working tremendously hard to provide care for our patients, to those in need of our services and to the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Officer
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kemp House | 152 – 160 City Road | London | EC1V 2NX
020 7253 3411

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Foi (MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Hunter, 

 

We are currently working on the FOI you submitted, but we wanted to seek
further clarification about questions 11 and 12 below.  

Are you requesting information on costs within a date range? Or is it just
for this financial year?

 

11.      What is the total spend on your phaco machine packs?

12.      What is the total spend on your VR procedure packs?

 

We will only continue to proceed with your request once we receive
clarification.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kemp House | 152 – 160 City Road | London | EC1V 2NX

020 7253 3411

 

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Foi (MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Hunter,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which was received within the Trust.

 

In accordance with S.1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I can confirm
that we do hold the information relevant to your request. 
 
Please find our responses to your request below.​​

 

Your request and Our response

 

1.     When is the current VR and Phaco ophthalmology contract due to
expire?

The trusts current VR and Phaco devices are under Warranty. There is no
contract at the present

 

2.     Do you plan to release an OJEU tender for the renewal of this
contract?

No.

 

3. Do you plan to use a national framework for the renewal of this
contract? If so which one?

NHS SC

 

4. What is the volume of the procedures (Phaco and VR) that will be
included within the contract?

We are still awaiting a response from the relevant service, we will send
this information as soon as it is available.

 

5. How many Phaco machines do you have? How many Phaco-Vitrectomy machines
do you have?

Phaco: x37 (14x Phacos will be decommissioned Aug 2021 as these have been
replaced already)

VR : x 6

 

6. What is the age of your Phaco machines?

23 Phacos installed in 2020/2021.

14x Phaco waiting decommission installed (2005 onwards)

 

7. What is the age of your vitrectomy machines?

All installed in 2020

 

8. What are your top 3 requirements for the new contract and future
awarded supplier to meet?

Moorfields only use the original equipment manufacturers for maintenance
contracts for Phaco/VR equipment

 

9. Do you plan to trial potential new suppliers this year? If so which
month do you expect to want to trial?

No

 

10. Who is the procurement manager responsible for this?

PPS Procurement

 

11. What is the total spend on your phaco machine packs?

£1.71m in the financial year 2018/19.

 

12. What is the total spend on your VR procedure packs?

£0.86m in the financial of 2018/19.

 

13.  Are there any other products within the scope of the current phaco
and VR contracts and if so, which products are they and who supplies them?

       No

     

14. Who are the current suppliers of phaco and VR equipment?

Alcon

 

15. How do you intend to implement the new ISO 16672/2020 standard
pertaining to intraocular liquids purity?

We are still awaiting a response from the relevant service, we will send
this information as soon as it is available.

 

16. Will you plan to use capital or revenue budget to fund the next
contract for phaco and VR equipment, ie capital purchase or consumables
based agreement?

Revenue

 

17. What type of viewing system do you use with your microscope eg Eibos,
Biom or 3D system etc?

3D system & BIOMs

 

18. Are you currently looking at Femtosecond Laser for your ophthalmic
department?

No

 

This now completes our response to your request for information.

 

The Trust has a formal internal review and complaints process which is
managed by the Head of Information Governance.  Should you have any
concerns with our response, or how we have dealt with your request, you
can request for an internal review. You can formally request for an
internal review, these should be submitted within three months of the date
of receipt of the response to your original letter, and should be
addressed to:

Head of Information Governance, 

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

162 City Road,

London,

EC1V 2PD

 

or by emailing [1][Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]   This option is available to
you for up to three calendar months from the date your response was
issued.

 

If you are not satisfied with the Trust’s review under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 you may apply directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a review of your appeal decision. The ICO
can be contacted at: ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF   [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer (IG)

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kemp House | 152 – 160 City Road | London | EC1V 2NX

020 7253 3411

 

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Foi (MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Hunter,

 

We apologise for the delay in our response. We are currently working on
the remaining FOI questions 4 and 15 that you submitted, but we wanted to
seek further clarification.

 

For question 15 in particular:

 

How do you intend to implement the new ISO 16672/2020 standard pertaining
to intraocular liquids purity?

 

What are the specific details you are referring to please?

 

We will only continue to proceed with your request once we receive
clarification.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kemp House | 152 – 160 City Road | London | EC1V 2NX

020 7253 3411

 

 

From: Foi (MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Sent: 18 March 2021 18:35
To: [FOI #729332 email]
Subject: FOI/21/0057 - Response

 

Dear Hunter,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which was received within the Trust.

 

In accordance with S.1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I can confirm
that we do hold the information relevant to your request. 
 
Please find our responses to your request below.​​

 

Your request and Our response

 

1.     When is the current VR and Phaco ophthalmology contract due to
expire?

The trusts current VR and Phaco devices are under Warranty. There is no
contract at the present

 

2.     Do you plan to release an OJEU tender for the renewal of this
contract?

No.

 

3. Do you plan to use a national framework for the renewal of this
contract? If so which one?

NHS SC

 

4. What is the volume of the procedures (Phaco and VR) that will be
included within the contract?

We are still awaiting a response from the relevant service, we will send
this information as soon as it is available.

 

5. How many Phaco machines do you have? How many Phaco-Vitrectomy machines
do you have?

Phaco: x37 (14x Phacos will be decommissioned Aug 2021 as these have been
replaced already)

VR : x 6

 

6. What is the age of your Phaco machines?

23 Phacos installed in 2020/2021.

14x Phaco waiting decommission installed (2005 onwards)

 

7. What is the age of your vitrectomy machines?

All installed in 2020

 

8. What are your top 3 requirements for the new contract and future
awarded supplier to meet?

Moorfields only use the original equipment manufacturers for maintenance
contracts for Phaco/VR equipment

 

9. Do you plan to trial potential new suppliers this year? If so which
month do you expect to want to trial?

No

 

10. Who is the procurement manager responsible for this?

PPS Procurement

 

11. What is the total spend on your phaco machine packs?

£1.71m in the financial year 2018/19.

 

12. What is the total spend on your VR procedure packs?

£0.86m in the financial of 2018/19.

 

13.  Are there any other products within the scope of the current phaco
and VR contracts and if so, which products are they and who supplies them?

       No

     

14. Who are the current suppliers of phaco and VR equipment?

Alcon

 

15. How do you intend to implement the new ISO 16672/2020 standard
pertaining to intraocular liquids purity?

We are still awaiting a response from the relevant service, we will send
this information as soon as it is available.

 

16. Will you plan to use capital or revenue budget to fund the next
contract for phaco and VR equipment, ie capital purchase or consumables
based agreement?

Revenue

 

17. What type of viewing system do you use with your microscope eg Eibos,
Biom or 3D system etc?

3D system & BIOMs

 

18. Are you currently looking at Femtosecond Laser for your ophthalmic
department?

No

 

This now completes our response to your request for information.

 

The Trust has a formal internal review and complaints process which is
managed by the Head of Information Governance.  Should you have any
concerns with our response, or how we have dealt with your request, you
can request for an internal review. You can formally request for an
internal review, these should be submitted within three months of the date
of receipt of the response to your original letter, and should be
addressed to:

Head of Information Governance, 

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

162 City Road,

London,

EC1V 2PD

 

or by emailing [1][Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]   This option is available to
you for up to three calendar months from the date your response was
issued.

 

If you are not satisfied with the Trust’s review under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 you may apply directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a review of your appeal decision. The ICO
can be contacted at: ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF   [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer (IG)

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kemp House | 152 – 160 City Road | London | EC1V 2NX

020 7253 3411

 

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Foi (MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Hunter, 

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which was received within the Trust.

 

In accordance with S.1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I can confirm
that we do hold the information relevant to your request. 
 
Please find the remaining responses to your request below.​​

 

Your request and Our response

 

 

4. What is the volume of the procedures (Phaco and VR) that will be
included within the contract?

The estimated volume of all packs is estimated at around 31k annually . 

 

15. How do you intend to implement the new ISO 16672/2020 standard
pertaining to intraocular liquids purity?

 

Products used in Intraocular Endo-tamponades are used to the manufacturers
guidelines using sterile techniques.

 

Please note: This standard actually applies to the manufactures standards
and not to the end use, as it implies that the ISO standard is about the
trusts standards when in fact this is about the manufactures standards.

 

This now completes our response to your request for information.

 

The Trust has a formal internal review and complaints process which is
managed by the Head of Information Governance.  Should you have any
concerns with our response, or how we have dealt with your request, you
can request for an internal review. You can formally request for an
internal review, these should be submitted within three months of the date
of receipt of the response to your original letter, and should be
addressed to:

Head of Information Governance, 

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

162 City Road,

London,

EC1V 2PD

 

or by emailing [1][Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]   This option is available to
you for up to three calendar months from the date your response was
issued.

 

If you are not satisfied with the Trust’s review under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 you may apply directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a review of your appeal decision. The ICO
can be contacted at: ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF   [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer (IG)

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kemp House | 152 – 160 City Road | London | EC1V 2NX

020 7253 3411

 

 

From: Foi (MOORFIELDS EYE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Sent: 18 March 2021 18:35
To: [3][FOI #729332 email]
Subject: FOI/21/0057 - Response

 

Dear Hunter,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which was received within the Trust.

 

In accordance with S.1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I can confirm
that we do hold the information relevant to your request. 
 
Please find our responses to your request below.​​

 

Your request and Our response

 

1.     When is the current VR and Phaco ophthalmology contract due to
expire?

The trusts current VR and Phaco devices are under Warranty. There is no
contract at the present

 

2.     Do you plan to release an OJEU tender for the renewal of this
contract?

No.

 

3. Do you plan to use a national framework for the renewal of this
contract? If so which one?

NHS SC

 

4. What is the volume of the procedures (Phaco and VR) that will be
included within the contract?

We are still awaiting a response from the relevant service, we will send
this information as soon as it is available.

 

5. How many Phaco machines do you have? How many Phaco-Vitrectomy machines
do you have?

Phaco: x37 (14x Phacos will be decommissioned Aug 2021 as these have been
replaced already)

VR : x 6

 

6. What is the age of your Phaco machines?

23 Phacos installed in 2020/2021.

14x Phaco waiting decommission installed (2005 onwards)

 

7. What is the age of your vitrectomy machines?

All installed in 2020

 

8. What are your top 3 requirements for the new contract and future
awarded supplier to meet?

Moorfields only use the original equipment manufacturers for maintenance
contracts for Phaco/VR equipment

 

9. Do you plan to trial potential new suppliers this year? If so which
month do you expect to want to trial?

No

 

10. Who is the procurement manager responsible for this?

PPS Procurement

 

11. What is the total spend on your phaco machine packs?

£1.71m in the financial year 2018/19.

 

12. What is the total spend on your VR procedure packs?

£0.86m in the financial of 2018/19.

 

13.  Are there any other products within the scope of the current phaco
and VR contracts and if so, which products are they and who supplies them?

       No

     

14. Who are the current suppliers of phaco and VR equipment?

Alcon

 

15. How do you intend to implement the new ISO 16672/2020 standard
pertaining to intraocular liquids purity?

We are still awaiting a response from the relevant service, we will send
this information as soon as it is available.

 

16. Will you plan to use capital or revenue budget to fund the next
contract for phaco and VR equipment, ie capital purchase or consumables
based agreement?

Revenue

 

17. What type of viewing system do you use with your microscope eg Eibos,
Biom or 3D system etc?

3D system & BIOMs

 

18. Are you currently looking at Femtosecond Laser for your ophthalmic
department?

No

 

This now completes our response to your request for information.

 

The Trust has a formal internal review and complaints process which is
managed by the Head of Information Governance.  Should you have any
concerns with our response, or how we have dealt with your request, you
can request for an internal review. You can formally request for an
internal review, these should be submitted within three months of the date
of receipt of the response to your original letter, and should be
addressed to:

Head of Information Governance, 

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

162 City Road,

London,

EC1V 2PD

 

or by emailing [4][Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]   This option is available to
you for up to three calendar months from the date your response was
issued.

 

If you are not satisfied with the Trust’s review under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 you may apply directly to the Information
Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a review of your appeal decision. The ICO
can be contacted at: ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF   [5]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Officer (IG)

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kemp House | 152 – 160 City Road | London | EC1V 2NX

020 7253 3411

 

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