NHS Wheelchair Services

Mr N Douglas made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group,

1. About the provider of 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 CCG 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 (R&M)) 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