Outsourced Radiology Reporting Services

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Dear University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust,

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the following.

The details we require are:

• Does the Trust make use of outsourced tele-radiology reporting services for either overnight on-call (emergency) or routine radiology reporting (or both)?

• If you do make use of tele-radiology reporting, please provide the names of the providers of each service (on-call and elective separately please)?

• If you do make use of tele-radiology reporting services, please provide the annual volumes for both 2019 and for 2020 sent to each provider, broken into the following:

o Overnight on-call
o Elective Reporting (MRI, CT)
o Plain Film Reporting
o Split into each hospital within the Trust

• Start date, duration and end date of any contracts with tele-radiology providers?

• Was the contract procured via a framework (direct award, which framework?), mini-tender, or ITT procurement process?

• Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Hetfield

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Dear James Hetfield,

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Your request was received by us on 26/04/2021 and has been logged in our
system with the reference number FOI/IG/7516. The Trust has 20 working
days from the date of receipt to respond to your request, however we will
endeavour to provide our response as soon as possible. Should we require
an extension to this deadline or any clarification regarding the context
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On 01 October 2020, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust was
created through the merger of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The
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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Officer
The Information Governance Department
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0300 019 4932/2866/2542

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Dear University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust,

Hope you're well.

By law you should have responded to my FOI request by 25 May 2021.

Can you please send the required information immediately.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J Hetfield

FOI, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Hetfield

We apologise for the delay in responding to your request. We have followed this up with the departments involved and will be in touch once we have received the necessary details.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom Of Information

Information Governance Department - Bournemouth Site
University Hospitals Dorset
0300 019 4932 | [email address] | www.uhd.nhs.uk

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Dear James Hetfield,

Please see the attached information in response to your request received
by us on 26/04/2021. Any exemptions applied to this request are indicated
as appropriate/applicable.

We trust that this satisfactorily responds to your request however, if you
feel it necessary, you do have the right of appeal against the response
that we have provided. In the first instance, you should direct your
complaint to our Information Governance Manager using the contact details
provided below. If our internal complaints process does not resolve your
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Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Officer
The Information Governance Department
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0300 019 4932/2866/2542
Email: [email address]

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