Pharmaceutical Rebate Agreements

BEN HOLDSWORTH made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board as part of a batch sent to 156 authorities

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Dear Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,

I would like to request the below information:

A list of pharmaceutical products/drugs that your primary care organisation currently holds rebate agreements for.

I would like to request the product names (brand and generic when applicable) with start and finish dates and I fully understand that the financial details of the rebates would be considered commercially confidential.

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

BEN HOLDSWORTH

FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance), Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dear Mr Holdworth,

 

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic facing the NHS, we will endeavour to respond to your request at
the first possible opportunity. However, please consider that during this
current climate, resources may be diverted away from usual compliance and
information governance work, resulting in understandable delays when
making information rights requests.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded
information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB.  A
request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority
may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes
information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.  

 

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for
specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question
if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or
judgment that is not already recorded.

 

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB
will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the
appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed
below.

 

 The UHB will:

 

• identify which questions amount to requests for information held on
record;

 

• be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the
circumstances; and

 

• provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation.  

 

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the
relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due
course.

 

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20
working days for response to be issued.

 

Yours sincerely,

Abigail Coultis

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

02920 744870

 

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Dear Mr Holdworth,

 

I am writing further to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

I can now confirm that the UHB has completed a search of its records and
has established it does hold information falling within the confines of
your request and is in a position to respond to your request. Please see
attached above the information that can be disclosed which I trust is
sufficient for your purposes.

 

Should you have any queries or need clarification on any aspect of this
response please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

Head of Corporate Governance
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Executive Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the
Information Commissioners Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the UHB.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff
CF10 2HH

 

Yours sincerely,

Abigail Coultis

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

02920 744870

 

From: Abigail Coultis (Cardiff and Vale UHB -Information Governance) On
Behalf Of FOI Requests (Cardiff and Vale UHB - Information Governance)
Sent: 11 May 2020 12:08
To: 'BEN HOLDSWORTH'
Subject: FoI.20.177: Pharmaceutical Rebate Agreements

 

Dear Mr Holdworth,

 

I am writing in response to your e-mail below requesting information from
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic facing the NHS, we will endeavour to respond to your request at
the first possible opportunity. However, please consider that during this
current climate, resources may be diverted away from usual compliance and
information governance work, resulting in understandable delays when
making information rights requests.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives individuals the right to access
official information. The Act allows the right to request any recorded
information held by a public authority, such as Cardiff and Vale UHB.  A
request can be made for any information it is thought a public authority
may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes
information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten
documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.  

 

A request can take the form of a question, rather than a request for
specific documents, but an authority does not have to answer your question
if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or
judgment that is not already recorded.

 

As you are making a request under the Freedom of Information Act the UHB
will consider your request in accordance with the Act and in line with the
appropriate guidance issued by the Information Commissioner as detailed
below.

 

 The UHB will:

 

• identify which questions amount to requests for information held on
record;

 

• be ready to offer advice and assistance that is reasonable in the
circumstances; and

 

• provide a response in line with the requirements of the legislation.  

 

I would now like to confirm that your request has been forwarded to the
relevant department to action. A further response will be issued in due
course.

 

As your request is being dealt with under FoI, there is a deadline of 20
working days for response to be issued.

 

Yours sincerely,

Abigail Coultis

Information Governance

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

02920 744870

 

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[FOI #664050 email]

 

Is [Cardiff and Vale LHB request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board? If so,
please contact us using this form:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

 

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

 

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

 

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

 

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

 

 

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Privacy Notice: The Cardiff and Vale UHB Privacy Notice can be accessed on
our website ([1]http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.u...)

This message is strictly confidential and intended for the person or
organisation to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended
recipient of the message then please notify the sender immediately. Any of
the statements or comments made above should be regarded as personal and
not necessarily those of Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, any
constituent part or connected body. Email communication is subject to
monitoring; for further information
[2]http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/864/pa...

Hysbysiad preifatrwydd: Gellir gweld hysbysiad preifatrwydd Bwrdd Iechyd
Prifysgol Caerdydd a’r Fro ar ein gwefan:
([3]http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.u...)

Mae'r neges hon yn gyfrinachol. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y bwriedid y
neges ar ei gyfer, byddwch mor garedig â rhoi gwybod i'r anfonydd yn
ddi-oed. Dylid ystyried unrhyw ddatganiadau neu sylwadau a wneir uchod yn
rhai personol, ac nid o angenrhaid yn rhai o eiddo Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol
Caerdydd a’r Fro, nac unrhyw ran gyfansoddol ohoni na chorff cysylltiedig.
Mae cyfathrebu drwy e-bost yn amodol l fonitro; am fwy o wybodaeth.
[4]http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/864/cy...

Freedom of Information

Please be aware that, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board may be required to make
public the content of any emails or correspondence received. For further
information on Freedom of Information, please refer to the Cardiff and
Vale UHB website
[5]http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.u...

Cofiwch fod yn ymwybodol ei bod yn bosibl y bydd disgwyl i Bwrdd Iechyd
Prifysgol Caerdydd a’r Fro roi cyhoeddusrwydd i gynnwys unrhyw ebost neu
ohebiaeth a dderbynnir, yn unol ag amodau'r Ddeddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
2000. I gael mwy o wybodaeth am Ryddid Gwybodaeth, cofiwch gyfeirio at
wefan Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a’r Fro
[6]http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/864/cy...

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