Question about How many Independent Review Panels for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) have been presided over by Roger Thompson

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Dear NHS England,
Roger Thompson chairs the Independent Review Panels (IRP) in the Newcastle region. Please state if he is:
1 A previous employee of the NHS?
2 How many IRPs has he chaired?
3 How many decisions by Clinical Commissioning Groups he has overturned and awarded CHC funding?
4 What are the qualifications for becoming a chair of an IRP?
5 How long has Roger Thompson been acting as chair for the IRP?
6 What fees and expenses are paid to IRP chairs and panel members?

Yours faithfully,

John Petters

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Dear John Petters,

 

Re:     Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI-057822)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 12 November
2018

 

Your exact request was:-

 

“Roger Thompson chairs the Independent Review Panels (IRP)  in the
Newcastle region. Please state if he is:

 1. A previous employee of the NHS?
 2. How many IRPs has he chaired?
 3. How many decisions by Clinical Commissioning Groups  he has overturned
and awarded CHC funding?
 4. What are the qualifications for becoming a chair of an IRP?
 5. How long has Roger Thompson been acting as chair for the IRP?
 6. What fees and expenses are paid to IRP chairs and panel members?”

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In relation to question two, Roger Thompson has chaired 42 independent
review panels.

 

In relation to question three, it is the responsibility of the Independent
Review Panel collectively to agree the outcome of each case and make an
appropriate recommendation regarding eligibility for NHS Continuing
Healthcare funding

 

In relation to question four, please find attached a Person Specification
for the role of Independent Chair.

 

In relation to question five, Roger Thompson has been an Independent
Review panel chair since 01 April 2014.

 

In relation to question six, a nationally set case fee is paid per case,
according to the complexity of the case, in addition any reasonable
expenses are reimbursed in line with current NHS rates.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information

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