Provision of augmentative and alternative communication devices

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Dear Lincolnshire Teaching 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

Dear Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Guys? Is everything okay over there?

Yours faithfully,

Joe

Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Did you receive an email acknowledgement for this request? Unfortunately I am unable to find this on my database.

Regards,

Petra O'Mahony BA (Hons) Law & Eco, MCMI
Access to Information Manager/FOI Lead

NHS Lincolnshire
Information Governance Department
Cross O'Cliff
Bracebridge Heath
Lincoln
LN4 2HN
Tel: 01522 513355 (ext. 5442)
Team: 01522 515331
Fax: 01522 515389
[mobile number]
Email: Petra.O’Mahony@lpct.nhs.uk (Unsecure)
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Dear Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I didn't actaully, which I thought was strange... the thread of emails is at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr... if it helps...

Yours faithfully,

Joe

Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Joe,

It looks like this has slipped the net, I am very sorry about that.

I am on the case now, your reference no is 1005. I will be in touch soon.

Regards,

Petra O'Mahony BA (Hons) Law & Eco, MCMI
Access to Information Manager/FOI Lead

NHS Lincolnshire
Information Governance Department
Cross O'Cliff
Bracebridge Heath
Lincoln
LN4 2HN
Tel: 01522 513355 (ext. 5442)
Team: 01522 515331
Fax: 01522 515389
[mobile number]
Email: Petra.O’Mahony@lpct.nhs.uk (Unsecure)
[email address] (Secure)

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Dear Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Guys? Sorry to badger but has there been any progress?

Yours faithfully,

Joe

Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Joe,

Will chase first thing in the morning.

Regards,
Petra

Petra O'Mahony BA (Hons) Law & Eco, MCMI
Access to Information Manager/FOI Lead

NHS Lincolnshire
Information Governance Department
Cross O'Cliff
Bracebridge Heath
Lincoln
LN4 2HN
Tel: 01522 513355 (ext. 5442)
Team: 01522 515331
Fax: 01522 515389
[mobile number]
Email: Petra.O’Mahony@lpct.nhs.uk (Unsecure)
[email address] (Secure)

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

DISCLAIMER: This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Therefore if the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this E-Mail is strictly prohibited. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust unless otherwise explicitly stated. The information contained in this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail and your reply cannot be guaranteed.

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Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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18 January 2012

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION – DECISION NOTICE

 

Dear Sir,

 

Provision of augmentative and alternative communication devices

  (ref 1005)

 

I refer to your email of 19 December 2012 requesting information in
respect of Provision of augmentative and alternative communication
devices.

 

 

I can confirm in accordance with S.1 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA) that we do hold the information that you have requested. I
shall address each of your questions in turn:-

 

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.

Please see attached document.

 

I trust that this answers your queries with the information we currently
hold, but if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to
contact me. 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to

 

NHS Lincolnshire

Information Governance Department

Cross O’Cliff Court

Lincoln

LN4 2HN

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by NHS Lincolnshire. Complaints in the first instance
should be directed to [2][email address].

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF, telephone 0845 630 6060, email [email address]

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

P O’Mahony

Access to Information Manager

 

 

Information Governance Department, NHS Lincolnshire, Cross O’Cliff,

Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, LN4 2HN

Tel. 01522 513355

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential
and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they
are addressed.  Therefore if the reader of this message is not the
intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination,
distribution or copying of this E-Mail is strictly prohibited. Any views
or opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily
represent the views of NHS Lincolnshire unless otherwise explicitly
stated. The information contained in this e-mail may be subject to public
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the
information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this
e-mail and your reply cannot be guaranteed.

 

 

 

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Dear Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Wonderful - thank you very much!

Yours faithfully,

Joe

Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

You are welcome, sorry for the delay.

Regards,
Petra

Petra O'Mahony BA (Hons) Law & Eco, MCMI
Access to Information Manager/FOI Lead

NHS Lincolnshire
Information Governance Department
Cross O'Cliff
Bracebridge Heath
Lincoln
LN4 2HN
Tel: 01522 513355 (ext. 5442)
Team: 01522 515331
Fax: 01522 515389
[mobile number]
Email: Petra.O’Mahony@lpct.nhs.uk (Unsecure)
[email address] (Secure)

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

DISCLAIMER: This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Therefore if the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this E-Mail is strictly prohibited. Any views or opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust unless otherwise explicitly stated. The information contained in this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this e-mail and your reply cannot be guaranteed.

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