NHS Wheelchair Services

Mr N Douglas made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group,

Please may I request the following information with regard to NHS Wheelchair Services, to be provided under the Freedom of Information Act.
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

FOIISLINGTONCCG (NHS ISLINGTON CCG), NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Douglas,

Thank you for your email of Tuesday 14th November 2017, making a request for information, which will be treated under the Freedom of Information Act.

Your request has been given the following reference: 15647. Please quote it in any correspondence.

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Please bear with us while we work on your request but in the meantime, if you have any queries, please get in touch.

Kind regards

Muna

Muna Ahmed
FOI Administrator

NHS Islington Clinical Commissioning Group | 2nd Floor |Laycock Professional Development Centre (PDC)|Laycock Street |London | N1 1TH
Tel: 020 3688 2900

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Dear FOIISLINGTONCCG (NHS ISLINGTON CCG),

Ref: 15647

Dear Muna
I am still waiting for a reply, it is long overdue. Please can you expedite ASAP.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr N Douglas