Dear NHS Barking and Dagenham 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 Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Bracher,

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information regarding ‘CHC spend and patient numbers’ which will be processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 24 May 2017 by NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The references for your requests are shown alongside.

NHS Barking and Dagenham CCGFOI.17.BDH038
NHS Barnet CCGFOI.17.BAR041

An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the information you have requested is held by the CCGs 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
[email address]

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

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
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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 Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Bracher

Please see the attached FOI response.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in processing your request.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
[email address]

3rd Floor
1 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7NT

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
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