Provision of augmentative and alternative communication devices

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Dear Wiltshire Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I am an academic researcher, attempting to assess the provision of augmentative and alternative communication devices by the NHS. Would you please send me details of augmentative and alternative communication devices supplied/purchased by your trust between 31st March 2006 and 1st April 2011. I would like the information broken down by both product name (So for example Dynavox Xpress, iPod touch with TapToTalk, BigMack) and by year. I would like information for both children and adults, but I don't require a breakdown by age.

I attempting to find out how many people who have poor or no speech have a speech aid, in particular electronic speech aids, and I would like to know how many have been supplied by the trust during the last five years.

Deven PCT have helpfully give examples on a previous request. The format they used was

2005/06
4 X Digital Electronic Larynxes (Servox)
2 x Listen To Me
2 x Lightwriters
1 x Dynawrite
1 x Dynamo
1 x Falck Voice Amplifier
1 x Lions Speech Aid
1 x Go Talk
1 x Little Mack

2006/07
9 x Digital Electronic Larynxes (Servox)
2 x Lightwriters
1 x mini Printer
2 x The Grid software
2 x Falck Voice Amplifiers
1 x Listen To Me
1 x Textphone
1 x Talking Symbols Notepad

and this would do nicely for me. Other excellent formats were provided by:
Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT
(http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Bromley PCT (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
Bristol PCT ( http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
and Central Lancashire PCT
(http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/au...

Just to make the process more efficient for you guys - it would be great to clarify a couple of things at this stage - I am aware that some trusts make use of commissioning trusts to do the actual purchase of the devices; when I have contacted the commissioning trusts I've been often redirected back to the PCT because the paperwork for previous years have been stored at the PCT - this redirection must be causing additional work for both trusts in the long run and it would be great to avoid it (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/au...
is an example of the problem)

Also, and again to make life easier for you, I should point about that since this request is being made via whatdotheyknow.com - email addresses are stripped out of replies to protect your privacy (because the responses are all available to public view- if you are to redirect my request to another body then it's ideal to just give the name of the body rather than just an email address

Yours faithfully,

Dr Joseph Reddington

DeLancey Zita, Wiltshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Dr Reddington

Please find attached our acknowledgement of your FOI request.

Kind regards
Zita

Zita de Lancey
FOI Co-ordinator
Southgate House, Pans Lane
Devizes
SN10 5EQ
Tel: 01380 733940
Fax: 01380 733856
Email: [NHS Wiltshire request email]
Working hours: Monday - Thursday 10.00am - 2.30pm
Please reply to FOI inbox

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DeLancey Zita, Wiltshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Joe

Please find attached our response to your FOI request.
Kind regards
Zita

Zita de Lancey
FOI Co-ordinator
Southgate House, Pans Lane
Devizes
SN10 5EQ
Tel: 01380 733940
Fax: 01380 733856
Email: [NHS Wiltshire request email]
Working hours: Monday - Thursday 10.00am - 2.30pm
Please reply to FOI inbox

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Dear DeLancey Zita,

Thank you so much for that quick and efficient response - could you give me the contact details for your line manager so I can write a proper thank you note?

Yours sincerely,

Joe

DeLancey Zita, Wiltshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Joe

Thank you. My Managers details are below:

Susannah Long
Governance & Risk Manager & FOI Manager
Wiltshire Primary Care Trust
Telephone 01380 733879
Working hours Monday to Friday 9am to 3.30pm

Kind regards
Zita

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