Outsourced Radiology Reporting Services

James Hetfield made this Freedom of Information request to Northern Care Alliance

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Dear Northern Care Alliance,

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

PennineFOI atSalford, Northern Care Alliance

Good morning,

Combined request acknowledgement

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information requests made in relation to information held by Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal Foundation Trust. You have made two identical or very similar FOI requests and the responses will both be dealt with in the same administrative process. You will receive one set of correspondence dealing with both requests.

Requests for information from one of the Care Organisations making up Pennine Acute Trust (Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, The Royal Oldham Hospital and associated Community Services) are now processed from the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust base of the Northern Care Alliance.

From 1st April, 2021, North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) joined Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). If your request is in relation to NMGH, we will process your request on this occasion. However, any future requests will need to be sent to [email address]

To ease processing, please ensure ALL FOI related emails, including new requests, are sent to [email address] quoting the FOI reference numbers shown in the subject line of this acknowledgement

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Kind regards,

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Northern Care Alliance
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Dear Pennine FOI at Salford,

Terrific, thanks for letting me know. There are so many changes at the moment it's hard to keep up with the Trusts and who they look after.

I'm looking forward to receiving the information.

Yours sincerely,

J Hetfield

PennineFOI atSalford, Northern Care Alliance

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Good morning,

 

The Trust has now completed collation of data to support a response to
your recent Freedom of Information requests for Pennine Acute NHS Trust
and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Details requested have been attached to this email.

 

As part of the disclosure log, all responses to Freedom of Information
requests are posted on the Trust’s website. Please click on the link below
to view the response to your request.

 

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Please click on the corresponding Trusts tab to view the information.

 

We trust these details will assist with your enquiries.  If we can be of
any further assistance in the future please do not hesitate to contact us
again.

 

 

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Yours Sincerely

            
                                                                                                 

Freedom of Information Office

Digital

Northern Care Alliance

Salford/North Manchester/Oldham/Rochdale/Fairfield

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