Locala Contract

Terry Hallworth made this Freedom of Information request to Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Could you please tell me the following

1 - The value of the Kirklees PCT contact with Locala CIC to provide Community Health Services.

2 - The duration of the said contract

3 - Who instigated the change of Community Health Services from Kirklees PCT to Locala was it Kirklees Management or the employees of Kirklees PCT.

4 - Was there a tendering process and if so which other bodies tendered.

Please note any answers may be passed to a third party without any further notice.

Yours faithfully,

Terry Hallworth

Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Mr Hallworth,

Thank you for your request for information under Freedom of Information
about Locala Contract information. Your request was received on 07/09/2012
and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Victor Thompson

Head of Patient Safety and Risk

NHS Kirklees

Broad Lea House

Bradley Business Park

Dyson Wood Way

Bradley

Huddersfield

HD2 1GZ

tel. 01484 464045

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Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Mr Hallworth,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
PCT under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You asked for information relating to Locala contract information.

 

In response to your request please find below the following response:

     1 - The value of the Kirklees PCT contact with Locala CIC to

     provide Community Health Services. £40m

    

     2 - The duration of the said contract 30^th September 2014 end date.

    

     3 - Who instigated the change of Community Health Services from

     Kirklees PCT to Locala was it Kirklees Management or the employees

     of Kirklees PCT. This was instigated by instruction from the
Secretary of State for Health

     

     4 - Was there a tendering process and if so which other bodies

     tendered. No.

 

 

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happy to work through any issues you may have.  Alternatively, you can
write to the Head of Patient Safety and Risk at:

Broad Lea House

Bradley Business Park

Dyson Wood Way

Bradley

Huddersfield

HD2 1GZ

 

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complaints procedure provided by Kirklees PCT.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Victor Thompson

Head of Patient Safety and Risk

NHS Kirklees

Broad Lea House

Bradley Business Park

Dyson Wood Way

Bradley

Huddersfield

HD2 1GZ

tel. 01484 464045

mobile. 07946 179462

fax 01484 464509

 

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Dear Victor Thompson,

Can you please clarify

1 - is the contract value for 1 year or until the end of the duration.

2 - Can you clarify the exact instructions from the instruction from the Secretary of State for Health and can you provide a copy of the instruction.

3 - If Secretary of State for Health why was it not put out to any any qualified provider as stated in the Health and Social Care Act.

4 - Was the transfer to Locala management led or employee led. Please clarify the person or persons and position in Kirklees PCT who led it.

Yours sincerely,

Terry Hallworth

Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Thank you for your e-mail, we will consider your questions and respond as soon as we can

Victor Thompson
Head of Patient Safety and Risk
NHS Kirklees
Broad Lea House
Bradley Business Park
Dyson Wood Way
Bradley
Huddersfield
HD2 1GZ
tel. 01484 464045
mobile. 07946 179462
fax 01484 464509

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Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Hallworth,

Please find attached answers to your additional questions as requested.

Regards,

Victor Thompson
Head of Patient Safety and Risk
NHS Kirklees
Broad Lea House
Bradley Business Park
Dyson Wood Way
Bradley
Huddersfield
HD2 1GZ
tel. 01484 464045
mobile. 07946 179462
fax 01484 464509

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Dear Victor Thompson,

Please can you clarify if the contact is a guaranteed contract upto upto 2014 or is it being renewed each year.

Your answer to my second qustion asked for the exact instructions from Secretary of State for Health.

Your answer is generalised and does not give the specific document or documents received by the PCT.

Can you provide these specific documents in hard copy or electronic form.

Yours sincerely,

Terry Hallworth

Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

I am currently out of the office untill the 23rd Octoberr 2012.

Dear Victor Thompson,

I appreciate you have been out of the office and I have been patient but the answer is not well overdue.
Could you please let an answer to my questions as soon as possible

Yours sincerely,

Terry Hallworth

Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT),

With regard to my FOI request that Victor Thompson has been dealing with but now is not could you please let me know the following. Please also note that this request is now overdue

Please can you clarify if the Locala contact is a guaranteed contract upto 2014 or is it being renewed each year.

Your answer to my second qustion asked for the exact instructions from Secretary of State for Health.

Your answer is generalised and does not give the specific document or documents received by the PCT.

Can you provide these specific documents in hard copy or electronic form.

Yours faithfully,

Terry Hallworth

Enquiries, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Mr Hallworth,

Thank you for your e-mail. This question is a follow on to your FOI. We will endeavour to respond to this as soon as possible.

Regards,

Dear Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT),

With regard to my FOI request that Victor Thompson has been dealing
with but now is not could you please let me know the following.
Please also note that this request is now overdue

Please can you clarify if the Locala contact is a guaranteed
contract upto 2014 or is it being renewed each year.

Your answer to my second qustion asked for the exact instructions
from Secretary of State for Health.

Your answer is generalised and does not give the specific document
or documents received by the PCT.

Can you provide these specific documents in hard copy or electronic
form.

Yours faithfully,

Terry Hallworth



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Terry Hallworth left an annotation ()

This request is not well overdue. The original response clearly states if I am unhappy with the outcome I should contact Mr Thompson in the first instance. Now he is telling me not to email him direct. They cannot have it both ways. It is becoming obvious that Kirklees PCT are being obstructive and avoiding answering the question. Why?

Dear Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I am still awaiting an answer to my questions.
I feel like you are being obscure and evasive with your answer. Could you please simply answer

1 - Is the contract reviewed each year. If so can you let me know when the contract was last signed and when the contract is to be next signed.

2 - Please can you clarify if the contact is

a) a signed and guaranteed contract upto upto 2014

b) or is it being reviewed, renewed and re-signed each year.

3 - Can I have a copy of the said contract either in electrionic form or by post.

Yours faithfully,

Terry Hallworth

Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Your request has been logged and we will endeavour to respond by the 5th December 2012.

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Dear Victor Thompson,

The clarification is now long overdue. Can I please ask for answer to my questions

Yours sincerely,

Terry Hallworth

Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

I am currently out of the office untill the 7th Januaryr 2013.

Victor Thompson, Kirklees Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Mr Hallworth,

 

A response was sent on the 05/12/12. I have attached the document once
more.

 

Regards

 

Victor Thompson

Head of Patient Safety and Risk

NHS Kirklees

Broad Lea House

Bradley Business Park

Dyson Wood Way

Bradley

Huddersfield

HD2 1GZ

tel. 01484 464045

mobile. 07946 179462

fax 01484 464509