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

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Zarafshaan Hussain

Dear NHS Buckinghamshire 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
.
• 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

CCGFOI (NHS CHILTERN CCG), NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Reference: FOI 25883 CHI 10H

 

 

Dear Mr Hussain,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 13 April
2018 regarding documents and services relating to Patient Care.

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS Chiltern CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 14 May 2018.

 

Dealing with your request:

In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
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Yours sincerely,

Tierney

 

Tierney Borrett | Freedom of Information Officer

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

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Reference: FOI 25883 CHI 10H

 

 

Dear Mr Hussain,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 13 April
2018 regarding documents and services relating to patient care.

 

Under section 1 (1) (a) and (b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I
can confirm that the CCG does hold some of the information requested. 
Please find attached the response to your request, which is sent on behalf
of the following Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

 

o NHS Chiltern CCG

 

Your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the
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Yours sincerely,

Tierney

 

Tierney Borrett | Freedom of Information Officer

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

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