Outsourced Radiology Reporting Services

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Dear James Paget University Hospitals 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

Freedomofinformation, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear James,

 

As you will be aware, as a result of COVID-19, the NHS has been at the
highest alert level until recently.  The Trust was directed to administer
the COVID-19 immunisation programme late last year and ensure that patient
facing staff are tested twice weekly.  As such, our resources were
diverted away from the usual compliance and information rights work to the
effective long term management of the virus in line with the Government’s
request.  Whilst we recognise that statutory timescales cannot be
extended, I would like to apologise that there is likely to be a
significant delay in responding to your request for information during
this extraordinary period.

 

We have received a significant number of requests in recent weeks. As we
start to recover some of our services, we will be working through them to
enable responses to be provided as soon as we are able to.

 

Many thanks

 

Ann Filby MCIPR

Head of Corporate Affairs/Trust Secretary

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 01493 452162

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Freedomofinformation, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear James,

Further to your Freedom of Information request which we received on the 27 April 2021, please find attached the information you require.

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Many thanks

Ann Filby MCIPR
Head of Corporate Affairs/Trust Secretary
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01493 452162
[James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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