Insourcing

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Dear NHS England,

1. Do you insource any clinical services and which ones?
2. Do you have a contract with any company and who is that and for which insourcing services?
3. Did you procure this under any current framework and if so which one?
4. How is this charged for by the third party service provider per patient/per tariff
5. Are you currently being charged below, on or above NHS tariff?
6. Do you use substantively employed Trust staff to delivery all or part of the insourced service?
7. The total number of procedures completed by each supplier (named) in the following categories:
• Endoscopy
• Ophthalmology
• ENT
• Neurology
• Dermatology
• All Other
8. The total spend completed by each supplier (named) per service area
9. Please give an annual breakdown per annum of insourcing services per service area:
• 15/16
• 16/17
• 17/18
• 18/19

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

Dear Sarah James,

Re: Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI-1911-1102459)

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 21 November
2019.

Your exact request was:-

“1.Do you insource any clinical services and which ones?
2.Do you have a contract with any company and who is that and for which
insourcing services?
3.Did you procure this under any current framework and if so which one?
4.How is this charged for by the third-party service provider per
patient/per tariff
5. Are you currently being charged below, on or above NHS tariff?
6.Do you use substantively employed Trust staff to delivery all or part of
the insourced service?
7.The total number of procedures completed by each supplier (named) in the
following categories:
•Endoscopy
•Ophthalmology
•ENT
•Neurology
•Dermatology
•All Other
8.The total spend completed by each supplier (named) per service area.
9.Please give an annual breakdown per annum of insourcing services per
service area:
•15/16
•16/17
•17/18
•18/19”

 
NHS England does not hold this information as we are a commissioner of
health care and not a provider, therefore we do not perform any clinical
services.

It may help if we explain that the NHS in England is not a single
organisation but is made up of a range of organisations such as Hospitals,
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Ambulance Trusts. NHS England is
responsible for commissioning primary care services such as GP and dental
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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Corporate Communications Team
Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

NHS England
PO Box 16738
REDDITCH
B97 9PT

Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Email: [NHS England request email]
 

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