Dear NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group,

I work for the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), the leading national user-led charity supporting spinal cord injured people and their families. Being a user led organisation SIA understand the challenges of living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). We strive to support all people living with SCI to access the services and support they need to stay healthy and live full, fulfilling and active lives.

Part of my role is to assist the Head of Public Affairs with FoI requests, such as the one that follows. As a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following information about the provision of NHS Continuing Healthcare for adults by your Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

1. How many adults in your CCG currently receive NHS Continuing Healthcare?

2. How many adults in your CCG currently receive each of the following:
a) Fully funded NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?
b) Joint funded Local Authority / NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?
c) NHS funded nursing care?
d) “Care at Home” NHS Continuing Healthcare packages care?

3. What was the total NHS Continuing Healthcare budget for adults in your CCG in 2015-16?

4. What was the actual amount spent on NHS Continuing Healthcare for adults by your CCG in 2015-16?

5. For each of the following categories, what was the actual amount spent by your CCG in 2015-16 for those adults in receipt of:
a) Fully funded NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?
b) Joint funded Local Authority / NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?
c) NHS funded nursing care?
d) “Care at Home” NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?

6. What was the total NHS Continuing Healthcare budget for adults in your CCG in 2016-17?

7. What was the actual amount spent on NHS Continuing Healthcare for adults by your CCG in 2016-17?

8. For each of the following categories, what was the actual amount spent by your CCG in 2016-17 for those adults in receipt of:
a) Fully funded NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?
b) Joint funded Local Authority / NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?
c) NHS funded nursing care?
d) “Care at Home” NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?

9. What is your CCG’s total NHS Continuing Healthcare budget for adults for each of the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20?

10. If your response to Question 9 shows you propose to maintain your NHS Continuing Healthcare budget at current levels or reduce your NHS Continuing Healthcare budget for adults in your CCG, please provide a full explanation of how you will achieve this without making unlawful decisions about eligibility or reducing the size of packages of care.

Many thanks for your help with this request.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Bracher

Foi (NHS NORTH AND EAST LONDON COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Bracher,

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding ‘CHC and care packages’ which will be processed under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received
on 26 May 2017 by NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf
of NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The reference for
your request is FOI.17.SNO047.

 

An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the
information you have requested is held by the CCG and, if so, whether it
can be released in accordance with the legislation.

 

Occasionally, a Freedom of Information request may incur a fee or charge.
In the event that this is applicable to your request, we will contact you
with a fees notice. Your request will then be placed on hold until this is
received.

 

If you require any further assistance, or would like to discuss your
request, please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number
above.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mary

 

FOI Team
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
nelcsu.foi[1]@nhs.net  

 

Kent House, 4^th Floor
Station Road, Ashford, TN23 1PJ

 

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk

[3]@NELCSU

[4]LinkedIn

 

Please note that as of 1 April 2017, NHS South East Commissioning Support
Unit (South East CSU) and NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit
(NEL CSU) have merged to become NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL
CSU). Please update your records to reflect our new email address for
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, which is [email address]  

 

 

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Foi (NHS NORTH AND EAST LONDON COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Sir or Madam,

 

I am writing to you on behalf of NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning
Group with a response to the information you have requested pursuant to
the Freedom of Information Act (2000). I have been instructed that the CCG
would like to respond as follows:

 

1.      How many adults in your CCG currently receive NHS Continuing
Healthcare?

 

2.      How many adults in your CCG currently receive each of the
following:

a)     Fully funded NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?

b)     Joint funded Local Authority / NHS Continuing Healthcare packages
of care?

c)     NHS funded nursing care?

d)     “Care at Home” NHS Continuing Healthcare packages care?

 

3.      What was the total NHS Continuing Healthcare budget for adults in
your CCG in 2015-16?

 

4.      What was the actual amount spent on NHS Continuing Healthcare for
adults by your CCG in 2015-16?

 

5.      For each of the following categories, what was the actual amount
spent by your CCG in 2015-16 for those adults in receipt of:

a)     Fully funded NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?

b)     Joint funded Local Authority / NHS Continuing Healthcare packages
of care?

c)     NHS funded nursing care?

d)     “Care at Home” NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?

 

6.      What was the total NHS Continuing Healthcare budget for adults in
your CCG in 2016-17?

 

7.      What was the actual amount spent on NHS Continuing Healthcare for
adults by your CCG in 2016-17?

 

8.      For each of the following categories, what was the actual amount
spent by your CCG in 2016-17 for those adults in receipt of:

a)     Fully funded NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?

b)     Joint funded Local Authority / NHS Continuing Healthcare packages
of care?

c)     NHS funded nursing care?

d)     “Care at Home” NHS Continuing Healthcare packages of care?

 

9.      What is your CCG’s total NHS Continuing Healthcare budget for
adults for each of the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20?

 

10.    If your response to Question 9 shows you propose to maintain your
NHS Continuing Healthcare budget at current levels or reduce your NHS
Continuing Healthcare budget for adults in your CCG, please provide a full
explanation of how you will achieve this without making unlawful decisions
about eligibility or reducing the size of packages of care.

 

Questions 1-10

Please find the requested information attached as an Excel spreadsheet
(Annex A - South Norfolk).

 

 

For any future correspondence regarding this request, please quote the
reference number FOI.17.SNO047.

 

Please note that the information supplied in this e-mail may be subject to
copyright protection or protection by virtue of associated intellectual
property rights. This e-mail does not amount to an implied licence to
reproduce this information, or to conduct any act which might constitute
infringement

 

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the response you have
received, you have the right to request an internal review by contacting
us within two months of this response being issued by writing to:

 

Head of FOI, Clifton House, 75-77 Worship St, London EC2A 2DU

 

Telephone: 020 3688 1000

 

In the event that you are unhappy with the way your request has been
handled, you are entitled to make a complaint by contacting:

 

Complaints Manager (Commissioning), Lakeside 400, Old Chapel Way,
Broadland Business Park, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0WG

 

Telephone: 01603 257093 or 01603 257017

 

E-mail: [1][email address]

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your internal review,
you have the right to appeal directly to the Information Commissioner’s
Office (ICO) for a decision. Please note that before doing so, you should
ordinarily have exhausted the internal review procedures implemented by
the CCG. The ICO may be contacted by writing to:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Walter Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745

 

E-mail: [2][email address]

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Regards,

 

Kimberley Swift
FOI Manager
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
[3][email address]

020 3049 5689

07884 051271

 

3^rd Floor

1 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1 7NT

 

[4]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk

[5]@NELCSU

[6]LinkedIn

 

 

From: Foi (NHS NORTH AND EAST LONDON COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT)
Sent: 31 May 2017 13:12
To: '[FOI #408978 email]'
Subject: Request acknowledgement

 

Dear Mr Bracher,

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding ‘CHC and care packages’ which will be processed under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received
on 26 May 2017 by NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf
of NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The reference for
your request is FOI.17.SNO047.

 

An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the
information you have requested is held by the CCG and, if so, whether it
can be released in accordance with the legislation.

 

Occasionally, a Freedom of Information request may incur a fee or charge.
In the event that this is applicable to your request, we will contact you
with a fees notice. Your request will then be placed on hold until this is
received.

 

If you require any further assistance, or would like to discuss your
request, please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number
above.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mary

 

FOI Team
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
nelcsu.foi[7]@nhs.net  

 

Kent House, 4^th Floor
Station Road, Ashford, TN23 1PJ

 

[8]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk

[9]@NELCSU

[10]LinkedIn

 

Please note that as of 1 April 2017, NHS South East Commissioning Support
Unit (South East CSU) and NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit
(NEL CSU) have merged to become NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL
CSU). Please update your records to reflect our new email address for
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, which is [11][email address]  

 

 

 

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