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Dear London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust,

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act in relation to the research I am completing.

Having reviewed your website and policies, I am unable to obtain the relevant documents, which is why I have made this request. I would like to know which documents are used for the review and approval of new medical devices within your NHS Trust/entity.

The exact naming of the documents may differ, but the context is the same, so we ask for judgement to be used, and please let us know if you require further clarification.

1. Could you please provide a copy of the Trusts/entity“New Medical Device policy?”
2. Could you please provide a copy of the Trusts/entity“Medical Devices and Procurement Review Group policy?”
3. Could you please provide a copy of the Trusts/entity“Business case template for new medical devices or technology” for new medical/diagnostic device approval?
4. Could you please provide a list of all approved medical devices in your Trusts/entity? Excel format, word or PDF is fine.
5. Could you please provide a copy of the policy which supports “medical devices on trial requirements”.
6. Could you please provide the policy for including a new pathology test within the Trusts/entity?
7. Could you please provide the policy for the “New medical Product Selection Group”
8. Could you please confirm how often new medical device review meetings take place?
9. Could you please provide me the name of the staff member responsible for finances of new medical devices and their email address.
10. Could you please provide me the name of the staff member responsible for procurement of new medical devices and their email address.
11. Lastly, could you please supply a copy of the last 3 ‘New Medical Device meeting’ minutes and also the location of where they are published on your website?

All documents can be provide in word, PDF or a readable format.

Thank you for your help on this matter and look forward to hearing from you. Any questions please do let me know.

Yours faithfully,

Carolyn Tuson

FOI (LONDON NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information (FOI) office for
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.  

 

This automatic reply is to acknowledge receipt of your email, however, a
formal email of acknowledgement (Inc. reference number) will follow once
staff are in a position to formally process your request.  

 

*Please note that all Freedom of Information requests submitted at this
time may be subject to delay in light of urgent operational responses in
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London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust   

[email address]

  

  

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FOI (LONDON NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Carolyn Tuson,

 

*Please note that in light of the ongoing pandemic, your request for
information may be delayed due to urgent operational responses in dealing
with Public Health priorities. 

 

Thank you for your recent email to London North West University Healthcare
NHS Trust, which I can confirm is being treated as a FOI (Freedom of
Information) request.

 

Our reference number for this request is 5019-22 (*please quote this on
all correspondence)

 

Should you have any further queries or information related to this
request, please do not hesitate in replying to this email.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Team

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

[1][email address]

 

 

*Please note that in line with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) FOI
(Freedom  of Information) guidance, the Trust reserves the right to:

 

·       Ask that all submissions include the real name of the person/s
making a request

·       Enquire about the requester’s motives (where the request is
ambiguous or unclear)

·       Enquire whether the information being sought is with a view to
being released into the public domain (e.g. MP, Media Outlet, Journalist)
especially in any

        instances where there is reason to believe that disclosure may be
likely to cause prejudice and/or harm

 

Further information in relation the Freedom of Information Act (Inc.
Exemptions and prejudice test) can be found via the ICO website at
[2]https://ico.org.uk

 

 

 

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FOI (LONDON NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST), London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Carolyn Tuson,

 

FOI Ref: 5019-22 (*Please quote this reference number on all
correspondence)

 

Please find below the response to your Freedom of Information request to
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

 

You may re-use this information (except for logos) under the terms of the
Open Government Licence^1.  If you would prefer to receive the information
in an alternative electronic format, please let us know.

 

Please let us know if you require more details or further clarification. 
You can find out more about the Trust and our publication scheme at our
website^2.

 

I am now in a position to respond to your noted questions/query as
follows;

 

 1. Could you please provide a copy of the Trusts/entity “New Medical
Device policy?”

 

Please see attached PDF (1.1) Management of Medical Equipment and Devices
Policy

 

 2. Could you please provide a copy of the Trusts/entity “Medical Devices
and Procurement Review Group policy?”

 

Please see attached PDF (1.2) MEDICAL DEVICES PROCUREMENT GROUP TERMS OF
REFERENCE

 

 3. Could you please provide a copy of the Trusts/entity “Business case
template for new medical devices or technology” for new
medical/diagnostic device approval?

 

Please see attached PDF (1.3) MDPG Flowchart

 

 4. Could you please provide a list of all approved medical devices in
your Trusts/entity? Excel format, word or PDF is fine.

 

Information not centrally recorded.

 

 5. Could you please provide a copy of the policy which supports “medical
devices on trial requirements”.

 

Please see attached PDF (1.4) MIA CALL-OFF AGREEMENT INDEMNITY FORM

 

 6. Could you please provide the policy for including a new pathology test
within the Trusts/entity?

 

Information not held by the Trust as this is an external service provided
by TDL (The Doctors Laboratory)

 

 7. Could you please provide the policy for the “New medical Product
Selection Group”

 

Please see PDF (1.1)

 

 8. Could you please confirm how often new medical device review meetings
take place?

 

Monthly

 

 9. Could you please provide me the name of the staff member responsible
for finances of new medical devices and their email address.

 

Mr A Rankine

[1][email address]

 

10. Could you please provide me the name of the staff member responsible
for procurement of new medical devices and their email address.

 

Ms Ruksana Choudhury

[2][email address]

 

11. Lastly, could you please supply a copy of the last 3 ‘New Medical
Device meeting’ minutes and also the location of where they are
published on your website?

 

A Please see PDFs:

 

PDF 1.5 - Notes of the Medical Devices Procurement Group Held on 4 August
2021

PDF 1.6 - Notes of the Medical Devices Procurement Group Held on 6 October
2021

PDF 1.7 - MEDICAL DEVICES PROCUREMENT GROUP TERMS OF REFERENCE, April 2022

 

*As noted as part of the Trust’s acknowledgement email, staff are
currently responding to urgent operational issues in dealing with Public
Health priorities, and therefore any further information you may require
to that provided, as above, may be subject to delay at this time.

 

I hope this information helps, however, should you be dissatisfied with
our response, please use our FOI review process by contacting
[3][email address] or writing to:

 

Information Governance Manager (FOI Review)

Information Governance

Northwick Park Hospital

P Block

Watford Road

Harrow

HA1 3UJ

 

Please be aware that reviews will not be conducted via public forum, and
we will require your name and contact address in order to respond.

 

If you remain dissatisfied after a review, you have the right under s50 of
the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office for a decision.

 

Further details about this and the Act can be found on their website^3.

 

^1 Either version 3 or, at your discretion, any later version –
[4]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

^2 [5]https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/about-us/freedom...

^3 [6]http://www.ico.org.uk

 

FOI Team

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

[7][email address]

 

 

*Please note that in line with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) FOI
(Freedom  of Information) guidance, the Trust reserves the right to:

 

·       Ask that all submissions include the real name of the person/s
making a request

·       Enquire about the requester’s motives (where the request is
ambiguous or unclear)

·       Enquire whether the information being sought is with a view to
being released into the public domain (e.g. MP, Media Outlet, Journalist)
especially in any

        instances where there is reason to believe that disclosure may be
likely to cause prejudice and/or harm

 

Further information in relation the Freedom of Information Act (Inc.
Exemptions and prejudice test) can be found via the ICO website at
[8]https://ico.org.uk

 

 

 

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