Dear Medway NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide the following information:

How many staff do you currently employ to undertake RTT validation tasks?
How many more permanent or temporary staff are expected to be needed over the next 12 months?
How many open RTT pathways do you have currently?

How many staff do you currently employ to undertake clinical coding validation tasks?
How many more permanent or temporary staff are expected to be needed over the next 12 months?

Do you operate and utilise a live bed state system?
Has your organisation implemented any centralised or 24 hour bed management process, or have an automatic electronic utilisation data capture solution.
If so, which processes or solutions are in use?

What is the name, job title, and department contact email address of the primary decision maker for change control of the bed state process?

How many Urgent Care/Emergency Department staff have access to the spine lookup and validation service to verify demographics at the point of patient registration?

Yours faithfully,

Clive Townsend

Freedomofinformation (MEDWAY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Clive Townsend,

 

Freedom of Information Request: reference 5884

 

Thank you for your email requesting information regarding Medway NHS
Foundation Trust. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be responded to within the
statutory 20 working day deadline.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

[1][email address]

 

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Windmill Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 5NY

Website: [2]www.medway.nhs.uk 

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For future reference, please note that the Trust’s FOI email address is: 
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Freedomofinformation (MEDWAY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Townsend,

 

Freedom of Information Request: reference 5884

 

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

The information you have requested is as follows:

 

1.    How many staff do you currently employ to undertake RTT validation
tasks? – Medway NHS Foundation Trust have a central Data Assurance team
that look at a variety of Data Quality reports that will have an impact on
RTT, the team comprises of 5 WTE staff.  However every pathway
co-ordinator has a responsibility to manage their consultants individual
PTL and RTT patients and both the Trust’s Planned and Unplanned care
Divisions have validation team leaders who co-ordinate validation within
the operational teams.

2.    How many more permanent or temporary staff are expected to be needed
over the next 12 months? – None at present

3.    How many open RTT pathways do you have currently? As at 29/12/2019,
there were 22,940 open pathways.

 

4.    How many staff do you currently employ to undertake clinical coding
validation tasks? – None. The Head of Coding is an Approved Auditor who
carries out audit but there is no dedicated position currently.

5.    How many more permanent or temporary staff are expected to be needed
over the next 12 months? – The Trust can confirm that if this question
relates to the above question about staff undertaking coding validation
tasks, there are no plans for 2020/21 but 2 positions have been requested
for 2021/22.

 

6.    Do you operate and utilise a live bed state system? Yes

7.    Has your organisation implemented any centralised or 24 hour bed
management process, or have an automatic electronic utilisation data
capture solution. No

8.    If so, which processes or solutions are in use? Extramed

 

9.    What is the name, job title, and department contact email address of
the primary decision maker for change control of the bed state process?
Harvey McEnroe, Chief Operating Officer, who is contactable via email at:
[1][email address]  Please note that disclosure of
this contact email address does not constitute an opt-in by individual
staff to receive marketing emails promoting the goods or services of your
company.

 

10.  How many Urgent Care/Emergency Department staff have access to the
spine lookup and validation service to verify demographics at the point of
patient registration? 29 members of A&E staff.

 

I hope that this gives you the answer you need, but if you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask
for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted
within two months of the date of receipt of this email and should be
addressed to:

 

Rachel Adams

Interim Information Governance Manager and Acting Data Protection Officer

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road

Gillingham

Kent

ME7 5NY

 

Please remember to quote the reference number in any future
communications.

 

In line with our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act the
Trust publishes responses to Freedom of Information Act Requests on the
Trust’s Disclosure Log which can be accessed via our website at:
[2]https://www.medway.nhs.uk/patients-and-p...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

[3][email address]

 

 

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Windmill Road
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 5NY

Website: [4]www.medway.nhs.uk 

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