NHS Wheelchair Services

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Dear NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group,
1. Who provides your current Wheelchair Service
a. Is your provider an NHS organisation or a contracted-out, non-NHS organisation?
b. What is the name of your current provider?
c. What is the name of the Wheelchair Service Manager?

2. How your wheelchair services are provided
a. Do you combine your Wheelchair Service with any other service, such as Prosthetics or Community Equipment? If so, please provide a list of the other services.
b. Is your Wheelchair Service exclusive to your CCG?
c. If you service is combined with another please provide a list of the CCGs that share this Wheelchair Service and confirm who is the lead CCG?
d. Is the Repair and Maintenance element of the service “integrated” or contracted out to a 3rd party Approved Repairer?
e. If you have an externally provided Approved Repairer, what is the name of your current provider?

3. About your wheelchair service
a. What is the size of the population covered by your Wheelchair Service?
b. How many registered service users are served by the Wheelchair Service?

4. About the Integrated (Combined service and Repair & Maintenance) contract with your provider
a. What is the contract spend in the last financial year for the Integrated Wheelchair Service?
b. Please state the dates of your last financial year.
c. When was the Integrated Wheelchair Service last tendered?
d. When does the current contract expire? Please provide details of any potential contract extension?
e. Please provide the date this Wheelchair Service will be next tendered

5. About the Repair and Maintenance (R&M) sub-contract with your wheelchair provider (where appropriate)
a. What is the contract spend in the last financial year for the R&M Wheelchair Service?
b. Please state the dates of your last financial year.
c. When was the R&M Wheelchair Service last tendered?
d. When does the current R&M sub-contract expire? Please provide details of any potential contract extension
e. Please provide the date that R&M Wheelchair Service sub-contract will be next tendered

Yours faithfully,

Mr N Douglas

Northsomersetccgfoi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

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Reference: FOI 23159 NS 11T

 

Dear Mr Douglas,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 06
November 2017 regarding documents and services relating to Wheelchair
Service

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS North Somerset CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 04 December 2017

 

Dealing with your request:

In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent us complying with
either of these duties. We will explain if this is the case and if we
apply the 'public interest test' to our decision.

 

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Further information about the Freedom of Information Act and the
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Commissioner’s website at [1]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Yours sincerely,

Tierney

 

Tierney Borrett | Freedom of Information Officer

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

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Dear NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, 1.Who provides your
current Wheelchair Service a.Is your provider an NHS organisation or a
contracted-out, non-NHS organisation?

b.What is the name of your current provider?

c.What is the name of the Wheelchair Service Manager?

 

2.How your wheelchair services are provided a.Do you combine your
Wheelchair Service with any other service, such as Prosthetics or
Community Equipment?  If so, please provide a list of the other services.

b.Is your Wheelchair Service exclusive to your CCG?

c.If you service is combined with another please provide a list of the
CCGs that share this Wheelchair Service and confirm who is the lead CCG?

d.Is the Repair and Maintenance element of the service “integrated” or
contracted out to a 3rd party Approved Repairer?

e.If you have an externally provided Approved Repairer, what is the name
of your current provider?

 

3.About your wheelchair service

a.What is the size of the population covered by your Wheelchair Service?

b.How many registered service users are served by the Wheelchair Service?

 

4.About the Integrated (Combined service and Repair & Maintenance)
contract with your provider a.What is the contract spend in the last
financial year for the Integrated Wheelchair Service?

b.Please state the dates of your last financial year.

c.When was the Integrated Wheelchair Service last tendered?

d.When does the current contract expire? Please provide details of any
potential contract extension?

e.Please provide the date this Wheelchair Service will be next tendered

 

5.About the Repair and Maintenance (R&M) sub-contract with your wheelchair
provider (where appropriate) a.What is the contract spend in the last
financial year for the R&M Wheelchair Service?

b.Please state the dates of your last financial year.

c.When was the R&M Wheelchair Service last tendered?

d.When does the current R&M sub-contract expire?  Please provide details
of any potential contract extension e.Please provide the date that R&M
Wheelchair Service sub-contract will be next tendered

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr N Douglas

 

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Reference: FOI 23159 NS 11T

 

Dear Mr Douglas

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 06
November 2017 regarding documents and services relating to Wheelchair
Service.

 

Under section 1 (1) (a) and (b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I
can confirm that the CCG does hold some of/the information requested. 
Please find attached the response to your request, which is sent on behalf
of the following Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

 

o NHS North Somerset CCG

 

Your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act (2000) and we hope that you find this response
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If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
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Commissioning Support Unit's internal review procedure.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:  The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Wycliffe Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK6 5AF.

 

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Yours sincerely,

Tierney

 

Tierney Borrett | Freedom of Information Officer

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

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Subject: FOI 23159 NS 11T - Wheelchair Service - FOI Request Ack

 

Reference: FOI 23159 NS 11T

 

Dear Mr Douglas,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 06
November 2017 regarding documents and services relating to Wheelchair
Service

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS North Somerset CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 04 December 2017

 

Dealing with your request:

In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent us complying with
either of these duties. We will explain if this is the case and if we
apply the 'public interest test' to our decision.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me quoting the
reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act and the
Environmental Information Regulations may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [4]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Yours sincerely,

Tierney

 

Tierney Borrett | Freedom of Information Officer

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

[5]www.scwcsu.nhs.uk

 

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viruses but this does not, and cannot, guarantee that a virus has not been
transmitted.

 

 

Dear NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, 1.Who provides your
current Wheelchair Service a.Is your provider an NHS organisation or a
contracted-out, non-NHS organisation?

b.What is the name of your current provider?

c.What is the name of the Wheelchair Service Manager?

 

2.How your wheelchair services are provided a.Do you combine your
Wheelchair Service with any other service, such as Prosthetics or
Community Equipment?  If so, please provide a list of the other services.

b.Is your Wheelchair Service exclusive to your CCG?

c.If you service is combined with another please provide a list of the
CCGs that share this Wheelchair Service and confirm who is the lead CCG?

d.Is the Repair and Maintenance element of the service “integrated” or
contracted out to a 3rd party Approved Repairer?

e.If you have an externally provided Approved Repairer, what is the name
of your current provider?

 

3.About your wheelchair service

a.What is the size of the population covered by your Wheelchair Service?

b.How many registered service users are served by the Wheelchair Service?

 

4.About the Integrated (Combined service and Repair & Maintenance)
contract with your provider a.What is the contract spend in the last
financial year for the Integrated Wheelchair Service?

b.Please state the dates of your last financial year.

c.When was the Integrated Wheelchair Service last tendered?

d.When does the current contract expire? Please provide details of any
potential contract extension?

e.Please provide the date this Wheelchair Service will be next tendered

 

5.About the Repair and Maintenance (R&M) sub-contract with your wheelchair
provider (where appropriate) a.What is the contract spend in the last
financial year for the R&M Wheelchair Service?

b.Please state the dates of your last financial year.

c.When was the R&M Wheelchair Service last tendered?

d.When does the current R&M sub-contract expire?  Please provide details
of any potential contract extension e.Please provide the date that R&M
Wheelchair Service sub-contract will be next tendered

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr N Douglas

 

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