Freedom of Information request - prescribing of antibiotics

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Dear NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group,

We are currently researching the change in GP prescribing behaviour in urinary tract infections.

Please can you provide us with the following information:

Do you have a formulary used by primary care prescribers? If so, what is the current status of nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim with respect to urinary tract infections (e.g. first line, second line, etc)

Has the status of either nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim changed in the formulary since November 2014? If so, can you please provide the previous status(es) and details of the date(s) of change.

Have you had any work plans in place with respect to nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim prescribing since 2014? If so, can you please provide documents and start date.

Have you had any GP prescribing incentive schemes or similar which relate to trimethoprim or nitrofurantoin prescribing since November 2014? If so, can you please provide the documents.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Goldacre and Richard Croker

FOI, Avccg (NHS AYLESBURY VALE CCG), NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group

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Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group

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Reference: FOI 23196 AYL 10Y

 

Dear Mr Goldacre/Mr Croker,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 7 November
2017 regarding documents and services relating to Prescribing of
Antibiotics

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 5 December 2017

 

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In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent us complying with
either of these duties. We will explain if this is the case and if we
apply the 'public interest test' to our decision.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Kerry Chappelow | Freedom of Information (FOI) Officer

South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes, SN10 5EQ

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Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group

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Reference: FOI 23196 AYL 10Y / FOI 23202 CHI 10H

 

 

Dear Mr Goldacre and Mr Croker,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 07
November 2017 regarding documents and services relating to Prescribing of
Antibiotics.

 

Under section 1 (1) (a) and (b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I
can confirm that the below CCGs do hold some of/the information
requested.  Please find attached the response to your request, which is
sent on behalf of the following Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

 

•             NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG

•             NHS Chiltern CCG

 

Your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act (2000) and we hope that you find this response
helpful.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Tierney Borrett | Freedom of Information Officer

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From: CHAPPELOW, Kerry (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT
UNIT) On Behalf Of Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT
UNIT)
Sent: 08 November 2017 12:08
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Subject: FOI 23196 AYL 10Y - Prescribing of Antibiotics- FOI Request Ack

 

Reference: FOI 23196 AYL 10Y

 

Dear Mr Goldacre/Mr Croker,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 7 November
2017 regarding documents and services relating to Prescribing of
Antibiotics

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS Aylesbury Vale CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 5 December 2017

 

Dealing with your request:

In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent us complying with
either of these duties. We will explain if this is the case and if we
apply the 'public interest test' to our decision.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me quoting the
reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act and the
Environmental Information Regulations may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [4]http://www.ico.gov.uk/.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Kerry Chappelow | Freedom of Information (FOI) Officer

South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Southgate House, Pans Lane, Devizes, SN10 5EQ

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