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Zarafshaan Hussain made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group

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Zarafshaan Hussain

Dear NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group,

I would like to request the information about the following points around the CCG's decisions with patient care and its structure.
• What criteria does the CCG use to select which inhalers should be prescribed for Asthma and COPD?
• How does the CCG compare the cost-effectiveness , efficacy, safety and patient usability of different inhalers when selecting which COPD and Asthma inhalers should be included on its local guidance?
• Over the past three years, has the CCG introduced a planned programme of care which resulted in the medicines optimisation team, contractors or GP practices proactively reviewing patients and aligning their COPD and/or Asthma inhalers to alternative options?
• Please list the alternative asthma and COPD inhalers that were introduced by the CCGs medicines optimisation team, contractors or GP practices during any planned programme of care that proactively reviewed the use of asthma and/or COPD inhalers over the past 3 years
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• Over the past three years, has the CCG used a QIPP scheme to introduce a planned programme of care which resulted in the medicines optimisation team, contractors or GP practices proactively reviewing patients and aligning their COPD and/or Asthma inhalers to alternative options?
• Please list the alternative asthma and COPD inhalers that were introduced by the CCGs medicines optimisation team, contractors or GP practices when using a QIPP scheme to introduce a planned programme of care that proactively reviewed the use of asthma and/ or COPD inhalers over the past 3 years?

Yours faithfully,

Zarafshaan Hussain

Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Ms Hussain

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding asthma and COPD inhalers which will be processed under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received
on 13 April 2018 by NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf
of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The references
for your requests are shown alongside.

 

NHS Ashford CCG                    FOI.18.ASH013

 

An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the
information you have requested is held by the CCGs and if so, whether it
can be released in accordance with the legislation.

 

Any fees applicable to this request will be detailed in writing as soon as
they can be determined. Your request will then be placed on hold and you
will have the choice of whether to proceed with your request. Should any
clarification of your request be required we will advise you accordingly.

 

If you require any assistance, or would like to discuss your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Caroline E Old

FOI Officer 
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
[1][email address]

07867 140721

 

Clifton House

75-77 Worship Street

London

EC2A 2DU

 

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk

[3]@NELCSU

[4]LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

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Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Ms Hussain

 

Please find attached the responses to your recent Freedom of Information
requests on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed
below. The references for your requests are shown alongside.

 

NHS Ashford CCG FOI.18.ASH013

 

Kind regards

 

Jade

 

 

FOI Team

NEL

[1][email address

 

Kent House, 4th Floor

Station Road, Ashford, TN23 1PJ

 

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk

@NELCSU

LinkedIn

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