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Sacroiliac procedures

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Dear South West London Health and Care Partnership,

Please could you kindly provide the information to the following questions:

1) Could you please confirm for your CCG, during the timeframes below, the number of episodes of care you have processed for your commissioned services with NHS Trusts?

We have put at the end of the request some supporting info to help with identifying the procedure, based on NICE and NHS Digital coding.

For procedure: Sacroiliac joint steroid injections:
2018/19 =
2019/20 =
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For procedure: Sacroiliac joint Radiofrequency ablations (RFA)
2018/19 =
2019/20 =
Support section 2

For procedure: Sacroiliac joint surgical procedure.
2018/19 =
2019/20 =
Support section 3

2) Please could you confirm if your commissioned NHS Trusts require individual funding requests (IFR) for this procedure Sacroiliac joint steroid injection Yes or No?

Also the number of IFRs during 2018./19 and 2019/20 your CCG have received from NHS Trusts for Sacroiliac joint injections if their policy requires this? Please respond using the following headings
Trusts name:
Number accepted
Number rejected

3) Please could you confirm if your commissioned NHS Trusts require individual funding requests (IFR) for this procedure Sacroiliac joint Radiofrequency ablations (RFA) Yes or No? =

Also the number of IFRs your CCG have received from NHS Trusts for Sacroiliac joint Radiofrequency ablations (RFA) if their policy requires this? Please respond using the following headings
Trusts name: =
Number accepted =
Number rejected =

4) Please could you confirm if your commissioned NHS Trusts require individual funding requests (IFR) for this procedure Sacroiliac joint surgical Yes or No? =

Also the number of IFRs your CCG have received from NHS Trusts for Sacroiliac joint surgical if their policy requires this? Please respond using the following headings
Trusts name: =
Number accepted =
Number rejected =

5) Please can you confirm how many Sacroiliac joint injections a single individual funding request covers for a patient per year and on-going if applicable? =

6) Please can you confirm how many Sacroiliac joint RFA procedures a single individual funding request covers and the interval between procedures if applicable?

7) Could you please provide a copy of the latest service specification for your Sacroiliac joint services that you have with your NHS Trust, which shows the care pathway that you provide? Normally found under ‘Schedule 2’ of the Standard contract in place, with your NHS Trust?

Many thanks for providing this information.

Yours faithfully,

Carolyn Tuson

Supporting information for coding.

Support 1
Note: To help with identification the OPCS codes, defined by NHS Digital, are as follows:
- W90.3 Injection of therapeutic substance into joint NEC
- Y53x Approach to organ under image control
- Z84.1 Sacroiliac joint
(Please not several combinations of this could be recorded by the NHS Trust)

Support 2
Note: To help with identification, the OPCS codes, defined by NHS Digital, are as follows:
- V481 - Radiofrequency controlled thermal denervation of spinal facet joint of cervical vertebra or
- V485 - Radiofrequency controlled thermal denervation of spinal facet joint of lumbar vertebra
(Please not several combinations of this could be recorded by the NHS Trust)

Support 3

Note: To help with the identification the OPCS codes defined by NHS Digital are as follows:
- W62.1 Primary arthrodesis and internal fixation of joint NEC
- Y53.4 Approach to organ under fluoroscopic control
- Y76.9 Unspecified minimal access to other body cavity
- Z84.1 Sacroiliac joint
(Please not several combinations of this could be recorded by the NHS Trust)

FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

Carolyn Tuson

Dear Ms Tuson

Re: Freedom of Information request

Thank you for your request below, received by NEL.

We provide a Freedom of Information (FOI) service to 7 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across London, Kent, Northamptonshire and Surrey.

Please advise from which CCG you require this information in order for us to process your request.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
NEL
[South West London Health and Care Partnership request email]

Lower Marsh, 3rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
LinkedIn

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Dear FOI (NHS NEL CSU),

Thank you for your request for clarity. We have submitted for several CCGs, but if you can report for all 7 that would be excellent.

Yours sincerely,

Carolyn Tuson

FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

Dear Ms Tuson

 

RE: Freedom of Information Request

 

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information
regarding Sacroiliac Procedures, which will be processed under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 23rd
November 2021 by NEL on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
listed below. The references for your requests are shown alongside.

 

FOI.21.KAM271               NHS Kent and Medway CCG

FOI.21.NCL151                NHS North Central London CCG

FOI.21.NEL162                 NHS North East London CCG

FOI.21.NHE125                NHS Northamptonshire CCG

FOI.21.SEL171                  NHS South East London CCG

FOI.21.SWL172                 NHS South West London CCG

FOI.21.SHS140                 NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG

 

An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the
information you have requested is held by the CCGs and if so, whether it
can be released in accordance with the legislation.

 

Any fees applicable to this request will be detailed in writing as soon as
they can be determined. Your request will then be placed on hold and you
will have the choice of whether to proceed with your request. Should any
clarification of your request be required we will advise you accordingly.

 

As you know, the NHS across the country is facing unprecedented challenges
during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and is working hard to ensure
that the appropriate care can be delivered to patients.  As such, we would
like to advise that we may not be able to provide a response to your
request within the normal timescales required of us. If this is the case,
a further update will be provided to you in due course.

 

If you require any assistance, or would like to discuss your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Freedom of Information Team
NHS London Shared Service
[1][South West London Health and Care Partnership request email] 

 

Lower Marsh, 3^rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

  

 

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FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

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Dear Ms Tuson,

Please find attached the response to FOI.21.SEL171 on behalf of South East London CCG.

Kind Regards,

Freedom of Information Team
NEL
[South West London Health and Care Partnership request email]

Lower Marsh, 3rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
LinkedIn

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FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

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Carolyn Tuson

Dear Ms Tuson,

Please find the attached response from NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG with regard to your request for information.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
NHS London Shared Service
[South West London Health and Care Partnership request email]

Lower Marsh, 3rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

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FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

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FOI.21.KAM271del

Sacroiliac Procedures

FOI Request

 

Dear Ms Tuson

 

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request
on behalf of NHS Kent and Medway CCG.

 

Kind regards.

 

Freedom of Information Team
NEL at NECS
[1][South West London Health and Care Partnership request email] 

 

Lower Marsh, 3^rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

  

[2]www.nelcsu.nhs.uk 

[3]@NELCSU 

 

 

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FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

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Dear Ms Tuson

 

Please find attached response to request FOI.21.NEL162, on behalf of NHS
North East London CCG.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Team
NHS London Shared Service
[1][South West London Health and Care Partnership request email] 

 

Lower Marsh, 3^rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

  

 

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FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

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Carolyn Tuson

Dear Ms Tuson,

Please find the attached response from NHS North Central London CCG with regard to your request for information.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team
NHS London Shared Service
[South West London Health and Care Partnership request email]

Lower Marsh, 3rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

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FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

Dear Ms Tuson,

In order for the CCG to identify and locate the information requested we reasonably require clarification from you on the scope of your request. The Freedom of Information Act 2000, Section 16 stipulates a duty for a public authority to provide advice and assistance when they receive an unclear or ambiguous request. Please provide clarification for the first question in your request:

1. Could you please provide the OPCS Procedures codes for the following, to enable us to get the exert procedures:

A) For procedure: Sacroiliac joint steroid injections:

B) For procedure: Sacroiliac joint Radiofrequency ablations (RFA)

C) For procedure: Sacroiliac joint surgical procedure.

Until we receive this information from you, in line with current legislation your request will be placed on hold. If you require any assistance, or would like to discuss your request further, please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.

Kind Regards,

Freedom of Information Team
NEL
[South West London Health and Care Partnership request email]

Lower Marsh, 3rd Floor
Waterloo, London, SE1 7NT

www.nelcsu.nhs.uk
@NELCSU
LinkedIn

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FOI (NHS NEL CSU), South West London Health and Care Partnership

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FOI.21.NHE125
Sacroiliac procedures
FOI Response

Dear Ms Tuson

Please find the attached response from NHS Northamptonshire CCG with regard to your request for information.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
NHS London Shared Service

[South West London Health and Care Partnership request email]

Lower Marsh,
Waterloo,
London, SE1 7NT

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