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

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Zarafshaan Hussain

Dear NHS Bedfordshire 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, bccg (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE CCG), NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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COMPLAINTSANDFOI, Bccg (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE CCG), NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

FOI request - Ref LF024

Your enquiry to NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which was received on 13 April 2018, will be responded to under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.

I will process your request as soon as possible within 20 working days (by 11 May 2018).

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Complaints and FOI Team
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
on behalf of Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

Suite 3 | Capability House | Wrest Park | Silsoe | Beds | MK45 4HR

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COMPLAINTSANDFOI, Bccg (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE CCG), NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Re: FOI requests – LF024

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 13 April 2018.

Please find attached our response to your request.

Your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and we hope that you find this response helpful.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your request for information, then in accordance with the Act you may ask us to conduct a review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original e-mail and should be addressed to the FOI Manager at:

NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Corporate Affairs Team
Capability House
Wrest Park
Silsoe
Bedfordshire
MK45 4HR

Email: [email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner's Office cannot usually make a decision unless you have already exhausted the CCG’s internal review procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Wycliffe Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK6 5AF

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be sourced on the Information Commissioner's website: http://www.ico.gov.uk/.

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Complaints and FOI Team
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
on behalf of Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

Suite 3 | Capability House | Wrest Park | Silsoe | Beds | MK45 4HR

01525 624275 | [email address] (Luton CCG cases)

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COMPLAINTSANDFOI, Bccg (NHS BEDFORDSHIRE CCG), NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Re: FOI requests – LF024

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 13 April 2018.

Please find attached our response to your request.

Your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and we hope that you find this response helpful.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your request for information, then in accordance with the Act you may ask us to conduct a review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original e-mail and should be addressed to the FOI Manager at:

NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Corporate Affairs Team Capability House Wrest Park Silsoe Bedfordshire
MK45 4HR

Email: [email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner's Office cannot usually make a decision unless you have already exhausted the CCG’s internal review procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Wycliffe Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK6 5AF

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be sourced on the Information Commissioner's website: http://www.ico.gov.uk/.

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Complaints and FOI Team
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
on behalf of Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

Suite 3 | Capability House | Wrest Park | Silsoe | Beds | MK45 4HR

01525 624275 | [email address] (Luton CCG cases)

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