Insourcing

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Dear Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust,

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

FOITeam, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

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FOITeam, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 29/11/2019                                       

Our reference:  FOIRQ5586

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your request to Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation
Trust on 29/11/2019, which we received on 29/11/2019

 

Your request for information is being processed as a freedom of
information request and you should expect to receive a response
by 30/12/2019

 

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Freedom of Information Team

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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FOITeam, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Madam

 

The Trust is processing your FOI request (FOIRQ5586), however, please can
you provide some clarification before we can proceed with your request:

 

Your request:

 

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

 

 

Our Request for Clarification:

 

·         Please can you describe exactly what information you are
requesting where you refer to insourcing clinical services/insourcing
services.

 

·         The scope of your request is very broad (particularly in respect
of Q.7) and asks for information that would require searches to be
conducted across several departments within the Trust. This means it is
likely that the statutory 18 hour cost limit would be exceeded. Narrowing
the focus of your request to specific departments, e.g. Endoscopy, will
make it more likely that we can process it within the 18 hours cost limit
provisions of the FOI Act. Please confirm which specific department(s) you
require the information for.

 

Please note:

Once we have received your clarification we will send an acknowledgment
and a date by which you should expect a response. The Trust is not
required to provide information where we have asked for clarification and
the ‘clock’ restarts when clarification has been received. If we do not
hear from you in 20 working days, i.e. by 13/01/2019, we will close the
request and you will be advised to make a new request if you still require
the information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Team

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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