Dear NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group,

Could you tell me please:

1. Which organisation(s) provides information governance support to GP practices within your CCG?
2. Does this support include completion of the IG Toolkit?
3. What is the total cost to the CCG of information governance support to GP practices per annum (or other timeframe / cost reference if information is held in another way)?
4. If IG support is provided under a contract, when is this contract due to expire?

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Milton

Dear NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group's handling of my FOI request 'IG provision to GPs.'

My request has not been responded to within the 20 day deadline.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Milton

FOI (WLCCG), NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Milton,

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay. We outsource our IG function to Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU).

We had promptly forwarded your original request to the relevant MLCSU IG team. We are sorry to hear that they have not been in touch.

We are aware the organisation is going through some internal changes. We have now contacted the IG manager for further update. We will be in touch with you as soon as we have further information.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused due to this.

Kind regards

Smita Shetty
Service Redesign Manager

 NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  |  Hilldale |  Wigan Road |  Ormskirk  |  L39 2JW 
 01695 588072 
 [email address]
 www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk 

  

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Shetty Smita (WLCCG), NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Milton,

Please see response from MLCSU IG Team below:

1. Which organisation(s) provides information governance support to GP practices within your CCG?
Midlands and Lancashire CSU

2. Does this support include completion of the IG Toolkit?
No

3. What is the total cost to the CCG of information governance support to GP practices per annum (or other timeframe / cost reference if information is held in another way)?
The CCG do not hold the contract for IG support to GP Practices therefore there is no cost to the CCG.

4. If IG support is provided under a contract, when is this contract due to expire?
The CCG do not hold this information as they do not hold the contract for IG support to GP Practices.

Kind regards,

Smita Shetty
Service Redesign Manager

 NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  |  Hilldale |  Wigan Road |  Ormskirk  |  L39 2JW 
 01695 588072 
 [email address]
 www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk 

  

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Dear Smita,
Thank you for your response.

Could you just confirm for me please, if you know the answer, do GPs complete the IG Toolkit independently if this is not supported by the CSU or CCG?

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Milton

Shetty Smita (WLCCG), NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Milton,

Every GP practice is required to complete an IG toolkit on an annual basis. It is their responsibility to do this as part of the contract requirements with NHS England.

Kind regards
Smita

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