Dear NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group,

What scanning (Computer Tomography) equipment is on offer to the Halton population, the makes, models, age and slice counts of each scanner. Also, the locations of the equipment within the confines of NHS Trusts facilities and separately a list of private facilities with details of their equipment offering the services to Halton CCG.

Yours faithfully,

James A Owen

FOITEAM (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear James,

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Thank you for your request for information received on 20th July 2020, under the provision of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will be processing your request on behalf of the following CCGs:

• NHS Halton CCG

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FOITEAM (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

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Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Ref FOI-1163-HA

 

Please find attached response to your freedom of information request, for
NHS Halton CCG.

 

Yours sincerely

           

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Access to Information Team 

Midlands and Lancashire CSU

Information Governance Service

Contact: (01782) 872648

Email: [1][NHS Halton CCG request email]

 

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Dear FOITEAM (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT),

As a pensioner and council taxpayer in Halton Merseyside. I sent a FOI ref; 1163 -HA to your good selves hoping to get a quick and factual retort on the scanning equipment available for people in Halton.

Having read; Transforming imaging services in England: a national strategy for imaging networks. Merseyside and Cheshire STP as developed a ‘hub-based’ on-call system for its network of acute imaging services. Where four registrars now provide ‘on-call’ cover across all sites during the ‘day shift’. Ensures their training is not compromised by these duties and increases the trusts’ compliance with the European Working Time Directive. With the success of this collaborative project, the STP was encouraged to create a network strategy going forward and is now one of NHS Improvement’s early adopters.

My obvious question was where are these acute imaging service sites and what machines are there.
I would still like an answer.

Yours sincerely,

James A Owen

FOITEAM (NHS MIDLANDS AND LANCASHIRE COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Owen,

Thank you for your email, as advised in our response to you this information would be local Acute Hospitals who would be able to provide you with more information, for Halton CCG residents this would be the following trusts;
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust [email address]
Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. [email address]

Alternatively, this initiative is being driven centrally by the Cheshire & Merseyside Health Care Partnership ( [email address] )and therefore they may hold specific details regarding types of CT equipment and locations.

We trust this now answers your request however; please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team

Information Governance Service
Contact: (01782) 872648
[email address]

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
www.midlandsandlancashirecsu.nhs.uk

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