Dear NHS England,
Please can you provide me with a list of all the products bought by the NHS and their prices?
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Dear Mark Spaven
Re: NHS England correspondence
Thank you for your correspondence dated 26 November 2018.
Your correspondence read:-
“Please can you provide me with a list of all the products bought by the
NHS and their prices?”
NHS England is not, at this stage, able to proceed with your enquiry under
the (FOI) Act, as your request is unclear.
It may be helpful if we explain that NHS England is not the same as ‘the
NHS in England’. The NHS in England is not a single organisation but is
made up of a range of organisations such as Hospitals, Clinical
Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Ambulance Trusts. NHS England is
responsible for commissioning primary care services such as GP and dental
surgeries, as well as some specialised secondary care services. Therefore,
any recorded information NHS England may be able to provide in response to
an FOI request will generally relate to the services NHS England
We would therefore be grateful if you could clarify the following;
o Are you asking for a list purchased by NHS England and if so, what
Please be aware that the Section 12 exemption may apply for the clarified
response which allows public authorities to withhold information should it
take over 18 hours to collate, therefore, you may wish to narrow your
As set out at Section 1(3) of the FOI Act, when further information is
required in order to identify and locate the information requested, and
the applicant has been informed, no further action is required until the
additional information has been received.
Please send your clarified request to [NHS England request email].
Once received, NHS England will write to acknowledge receipt of your
request and to provide you with a reference number. Please note that the
20 working day timeframe for complying with an FOI request does not
commence until the above information is provided.
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communications are progressed correctly. Their postal address, telephone
number and email details are as follows:- PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT;
0300 3 11 22 33, [NHS England request email].
Freedom of Information
Corporate Communications Team
Patients and Information Directorate
PO Box 16738
Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Email: [NHS England request email]