OT Assessment Waiting List Figures

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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

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With kind regards

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Dear FOI Team,

I hope you are well!
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from you, please see detailed below:

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.
Please break this information down between Adults and Paediatrics.
A breakdown of case category numbers i.e. DFG, Moving & Handling

2. Whether 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 time frame
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.

I had previously requested information from you on 2nd May 2019, which I was advised a response would be received within 20 working days, I fully understand you will be inundated with requests and other tasks, meaning a response within 20 working days could not be achievable.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, as to how I can refine my request to obtain the information.

If you can identify any other ways that my request could be refined, I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance as I am keen to know more about Occupational Therapy within the council.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Kindest Regards,

Nikki Thompson

Requests, Northampton Borough Council

Please accept this response as acknowledgement that your request has been received by Northampton Borough Council. You will not normally receive another communication until the Council responds to your request. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) the Council has 20 working days in which to respond to your request. If you require any further information regarding your request please contact Information Governance, The Guildhall, Northampton, NN1 1DE. Tel 01604 838536 / 838841 or by responding directly to this email.

Requests made for personal information under the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (GDPR) are called SAR’s (Subject Access Requests) and are normally responded to within 28 days. However, the Council may contact you for further information to clarify your request before it can begin collating your personal data. If you require any further information regarding your SAR or your rights under the GDPR please contact The Data Protection Officer, The Guildhall, Northampton, NN1 1DE. Tel 01604 838536

To find out more about how the Council handles your personal data please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/privacynotices<http://www.northampton.gov.uk/privacynot...>

Please note that the contents of this e-mail, including any attachments thereto, may contain information which is confidential or privileged, and which is solely for the use of the recipient named above. The information contained in this e-mail, and in your reply, may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or other legislation, and its confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. If you are not the intended recipient, please be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited.

Northampton Borough Council, The Guildhall, Northampton, United Kingdom, NN1 1DE
+44 (0)300 330 7000
www.northampton.gov.uk

Requests, Northampton Borough Council

Good morning Ms Thompson

Northampton Borough Council holds no information relating to your request and refers you to our response asking that you redirect your request to Northamptonshire County Council:
Email [email address]

With kind regards

Stephanie Everitt | Information Governance Officer
01604 838841

Chief Finance Officer | Northampton Borough Council,
The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE | 0300 330 7000

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