Dear Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Subject
Freedom of Information request - Ophthalmology equipment/category information

Please could you tell me:

1. When is your current VR and Phaco ophthalmology contract due for renewal/expiry?
2. Do you plan to release an OJEU tender for the renewal of this contract?
3. Do you plan to use a national framework for the renewal of this contract? If so which one?
4. How many Phaco machines do you currently have? How many Phaco-Vitrectomy
machines do you have?
a. Does your trust own your current machines, or are they on a leased agreement from your supplier?
5. What is the age of your Phaco machines?
a. do you have a service/maintenance agreement in place for this machine?
6. What is the age of your vitrectomy machines?
a. do you have a service/maintenance agreement in place for this machine?
7. How many phaco handpieces do you have?
8. When do you plan to trial/demo new potential machines/suppliers?
9. Who is the procurement manager/buyer responsible for the ophthalmology category?
10. Who is the person who signs new contracts and what is their job title?
11. What is the total spend on your phaco machine procedure packs per annum?
12. What is the total spend on your VR machine procedure packs per annum?
13. What level of maintenance cover is provided for your phaco and VR equipment? What is
the annual cost of maintenance for your phaco and VR machines?
14. Who is your clinical lead for ophthalmology?
15. How do you intend to implement the new proposed ISO 16672/2020 standards pertaining
to intraocular liquids purity (such as Perfluorocarbon Liquids (PFCLs), and Silicone Oils?
16. Will you plan to use capital or revenue budget to fund the next contract for phaco and VR
equipment, ie capital purchase or consumables based agreement?
17. How many cataract surgeries are performed, and how many Vitreoretinal (VR) surgeries are performed each year approximately?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Callaway

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Freedom of Information
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Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2
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Dear FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Thank you for your response, and I look forward to hearing from you on my FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Callaway

Dear FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Regarding my recent FOI request, could you provide me with an update please.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Callaway

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mark,

 

We apologise for the delay in responding to your request. As this is quite
a complex FOI, several departments/areas are involved some of which are
already overstretched with a backlog of work due to Covid-19.

 

We already have some answers to your request but are still awaiting about
6 more and as soon as we get these will respond in full.

 

Kind regards

 

Valerie Oxford
Freedom of Information
Email: [Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2
7XX​

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Dear Valerie,

Thank you for your response, yes, I appreciate the difficult circumstances, of course as you state, and look forward to receiving the information at your convenience when ready.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Callaway

Dear FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Dear Valerie,

Would you be so kind to provide an update on this, and is the Trust able to respond to my FOI request?

Yours sincerely,

Mark Callaway

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mark,

 

Thank you for your email and please accept more apologies - I have just
contacted the relevant departments again and hope to get back to you soon.

 

Kind regards

 

Valerie Oxford

 

Freedom of Information
Email: [Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2
7XX​

 

 

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Dear FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Thanks Valerie, that's ok, I look forward to hearing from you soon.

With best wishes,

Mark Callaway

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mark,

 

Many apologies once again. We are trying our very best and endeavour to
respond as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards

 

Valerie

 

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Dear FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Dear Valerie,

I write further to your response from 24th May, and would like to ask if there is an update available regarding this Freedom of Information request please.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Callaway

FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mark,

 

Thank you for your email and apologies once again. We just have one
question unanswered and we have approached the relevant department this
morning. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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FREEDOMOFINFORMATION (ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Requester,

 

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request
and many apologies for the delay.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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