Objective evidence of the clinical effectiveness of Community / Home Care

P Freeman made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group,

You are currently consulting on your proposals to replace a large number of community hospital beds with community care provided at home. Can you please provide me with the following information under the FoIA (but also as part of your consultation exercise):

1. Reports, studies, statistics or any other information showing the clinical effectiveness of: a. community care (as proposed in your consultation) and b. hospital care for equivalent conditions.

2. Reports, studies, statistics or any other information comparing the clinical effectiveness of community care to equivalent care in hospital.

3. Reports, studies, statistics, surveys or any other information pertaining to the satisfaction of those patients treated in hospital who under your proposals would in future be treated through community care.

4. Reports, studies, statistics or any other information comparing the patient satisfaction of community care to equivalent care in hospital.

5. Reports, studies, statistics or any other information assessing the risks of patients receiving community care having complications or emergencies relating to their condition during the period of their treatment (by which I mean the calendar period of their treatment rather than the times that they have a nurse giving them treatment in their home).

6. Reports, studies, statistics or any other information comparing, for hospital treatment and community care treatment, the risks and outcomes for of patients who in the future would receive community care having an emergency relating to their condition that requires emergency treatment.

7. Reports, studies, statistics or any other information assessing the impact on patient and visitor travel to hospital for those patients who will still require in-patient hospital treatment under your proposals. Please provide any information you have about patient and visitor travel to hospital for in-patient stays for a. current treatments; and b. each of your options for reduced community beds.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

P Freeman

P.S. Please note the statutory 20-working-day period that you are allowed by law for answering this FoI. I would also remind you of your duty to consult with me about the scope of my FoI if you have any difficulties in answering this in its current form.

FOI (NHS NORTHERN, EASTERN AND WESTERN DEVON CCG), NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear P Freeman,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.  Please find attached
an acknowledgment letter from the

Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

Best regards,

 

Freedom of Information Office

NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear FOI (NHS NORTHERN, EASTERN AND WESTERN DEVON CCG),

You were legally required to respond to this FoI request by 29 November.

Since you have not replied within the required time, I request that you immediately conduct an Internal Review.

Yours sincerely,

P Freeman

FOI (NHS NORTHERN, EASTERN AND WESTERN DEVON CCG), NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear P Freeman,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.  Please find attached a
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Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

Best regards,

 

Freedom of Information Office

NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group,

1, Your web site does NOT hold the information requested, contrary to your response.

2. The FoIA is clear about your legal duties when a request is made:

a. You must list the information you hold relating to the request;

b. You must provide the information you hold unless you can claim one of a limited number of exemptions.

Your response is therefore non-compliant with the FoIA.

I have already requested an Internal Review over 6 weeks ago and I now request that you undertake this as a matter of urgency.

Please note that this will be going to the Information Commissioner's Office as a formal complaint, and it will help your case if you now provide the information requested and undertake the review requested before the ICO investigates and makes a ruling.

Please also note that this may become the subject of a judicial review as the government's rules require you to publish the clinical evidence as part of any consultations and you have not only failed to publish clinical evidence but you have failed to provide it when legally required to do so by the FoIA.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

P Freeman