OT Assessment Waiting List Figures

Nikki Thompson made this Freedom of Information request to Newport City Council as part of a batch sent to 346 authorities

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Nikki Thompson

Dear FOI team,

Please provide the following information in an email format:

1. The current length of the OT waiting list. Please include:
The total number of cases
The approximate wait in months for an OT assessment.
Adult and paediatric figures.
A breakdown of case category numbers i.e. DFG, Moving & Handling

2. If you have used an external independent occupational therapy organisation in the last 12 months (1st May 2018 -30th April 2019) and if so:
Their name
The number of cases outsourced and a cost paid per assessment (on average if easier)
The total value spent with them during this timeframe
If the work was tendered
If the supplier is under a contract what is the end contract date.

3. If there are any current vacant posts in the OT team and the total unspent salary value of these posts for the past 12 months (1st May 2018 - 30th April 2019)

4. The name, email and contact number of the person responsible for commissioning independent OT assessments on behalf of the Council.

Yours faithfully,

Nikki Thompson

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

OT Assessment Waiting List Figures

Received on 02/05/2019

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ06949.
You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number REQ06949 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Management

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Black, Karen (Complaint Resolution Officer), Newport City Council

Dear Ms Thompson

 

I write with reference to your recent Freedom of Information request. 
Please see below the Local Authority’s response

 

1. The current length of the OT waiting list.  Please include:

The total number of cases

The approximate wait in months for an OT assessment.

Adult and paediatric figures.

A breakdown of case category numbers i.e. DFG, Moving& Handling

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |Adults |Children’s |
|--------------------+----------------------+----------------------------|
|Current length of OT|OT Urgent – 2 waiting |There is no current waiting |
|waiting list |since April 2019 |list - Zero |
| | | |
| |OT Non Urgent – 38 | |
| |waiting since Jan 2019| |
| |– 20 of which are DFG | |
| | | |
| |OTA Urgent – 1 waiting| |
| |since March 2019 | |
| | | |
| |OTA Non Urgent – 51 | |
| |waiting since February| |
| |2019 – 9 of which are | |
| |DFG | |
|--------------------+----------------------+----------------------------|
|Approximate wait in |Average waiting time 2|This can vary according to |
|months for an OT |months |sickness or caseload |
|assessment | |weighting but in the main |
| | |would be seen fairly quickly|
|--------------------+----------------------+----------------------------|
|Breakdown of case |Not known without |Not known without manual |
|category |manual search of files|search of files * |
| |* | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

*The information you are requesting is not in a format that can easily be
retrieved.  Therefore, The Local Authority has estimated that it will cost
more than the appropriate limit to consider your request.   The
appropriate limit is specified in regulations and for local government is
set at £450.  This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18
hours in determining whether the Council holds the information and
locating, retrieving and extracting the information from 63 files at
approximately 20 minutes per file.

 

Consequently, the Council is not obliged by the Freedom of Information Act
2000 to respond to this element of your request (see Section 12(1)).  If
you narrow the scope of your request, the Local Authority may be able to
provide the information free of charge because it would cost less than the
appropriate limit to do so.  Any reformulated request in relation to this
particular request will be treated as a fresh Freedom of Information
request.

 

2. If you have used an external independent occupational therapy
organisation in the last 12 months (1st May 2018 -30th April 2019) and if
so:

Their name.  The number of cases outsourced and a cost paid per assessment
(on average if easier). The total value spent with them during this
timeframe If the work was tendered If the supplier is under a contract
what is the end contract date.

 

The Local Authority has not commissioned any independent occupational
therapy organisations in the past 12 months. 

 

3. If there are any current vacant posts in the OT team and the total
unspent salary value of these posts for the past 12 months (1st May 2018 -
30th April 2019)

 

There are currently no vacant posts in the OT Teams and there have not
been any vacant posts for the past 12 months.

 

4. The name, email and contact number of the person responsible for
commissioning independent OT assessments on behalf of the Council.

 

The Local Authority does not give out individual names or email addresses
for consistency purposes.  You can make any enquiries addressed to the
relevant OT Manager via email : [1][Newport City Council request email] or telephone number
01633 656 656

 

If you have any queries about this response or if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please contact information
management – [2][email address] quoting Reference
REQ06949.

 

If you are not happy with the outcome of your complaint and/or review you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Local Authority’s complaints procedure.

 

The ICO can be contacted at … The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

Karen

 

 

Cofion Caredig/Kind regards,

Karen Black

Swyddog Datrys Cwynion/Complaint Resolution Officer

Gwasanaethau'r Ddinas/City Services

Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd/Newport City Council

01633 656656

 

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not lead to delay.

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Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

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