Dear NHS Merton 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

HUMAYUN, Sana (NHS NORTH AND EAST LONDON COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Douglas,

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding Wheelchair Service which will be processed under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 14
November 2017 by NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf of
the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The references for
your requests are shown alongside.

 

FOI.17.COR148 NHS Corby CCG
FOI.17.ENF148 NHS Enfield CCG
FOI.17.GYW154 NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG
FOI.17.GRN139 NHS Greenwich CCG
FOI.17.HAV139 NHS Havering CCG
FOI.17.LAM135 NHS Lambeth CCG
FOI.17.LEW138 NHS Lewisham CCG
FOI.17.MERT144 NHS Merton CCG
FOI.17.NEN15085 NHS Nene CCG
FOI.17.NEW149 NHS Newham CCG
FOI.17.NNO155 NHS North Norfolk CCG
FOI.17.NOR158 NHS Norwich CCG
FOI.17.RED149 NHS Redbridge CCG
FOI.17.RIC139 NHS Richmond CCG
FOI.17.SNO149 NHS South Norfolk CCG
FOI.17.SOU162 NHS Southwark CCG
FOI.17.SUT130 NHS Sutton CCG
FOI.17.THS162 NHS Tower Hamlets CCG
FOI.17.WFT149 NHS Waltham Forest CCG
FOI.17.WAN143 NHS Wandsworth CCG
FOI.17.WNO160 NHS West Norfolk CCG

 

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.

 

Any fees applicable to this request will be detailed in writing as soon as
they can be determined. Your request will then be placed on hold and you
will have the choice of whether to proceed with your request. Should any
clarification of your request be required we will advise you accordingly.

 

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

 

Kind regards

 

Sana Humayun

Freedom of Information Officer

NEL Commissioning Support Unit

[1][NHS Merton CCG request email]

 

3rd Floor

1 Lower Marsh

London SE1 7NT

 

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk

@NELCSU

LinkedIn

 

 

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Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr N Douglas

Please see the attached FOI response.

Yours sincerely

Piri Norris
FOI Team

Freedom of Information Team
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
[NHS Merton CCG request email]

3rd Floor
1 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7NT

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
LinkedIn

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