SLA for Enhanced Services

Emma Griffiths made this Freedom of Information request to Stockton-on-Tees Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Stockton-on-Tees Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Under the Freedom of Information Act, we request each Service Level Agreement, associated appendices and remuneration levels, for each directed enhanced service that the PCT currently commission. We would prefer the Service Level Agreements in electronic format where possible.

Best Wishes

Freedom of Information,

Dear Emma,

Thank you for your requests of 7 December 2011 regarding SLAs in Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton on Tees. These requests will be handled as one under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) on behalf of NHS Tees (NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS Redcar and Cleveland and NHS Stockton on Tees). I can be contacted by telephone on 01642 745042 should you have any questions or concerns about your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

Under the Act we have 20 working days in which to provide the information, therefore you can expect a response no later than 6 January 2012.

In line with the Information Commissioner's Directive on the disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 your request will form part of our disclosure log. Therefore, a version of our response which will protect your anonymity will be posted on the Tees PCTs websites.

If I can be of any further assistance in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Liane Cotterill

Information Governance Advisor

Corporate Affairs Directorate

NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS Redcar & Cleveland, NHS Stockton on Tees

Teesdale House

West Point Road

Thornaby

Stockton-on-Tees

TS17 6BL

Tel: 01642 745042

[mobile number]

If you are sending personal idenifiable information please use my NHS.net address, [email address]

Visit: www.tees.nhs.uk

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Cotterill, Liane,

Dear Emma,

Further to our acknowledgement below, our Medicines Management team has asked for clarification regarding your request. We are sorry we have been unable seek this clarification sooner however this has been due to annual leave in the team during the Christmas break.

In order to provide you with a relevant and appropriate response we need to establish the following points:

1. When stating 'Directed Enhanced Services' (DES) it is not stated whether the request is for those enhanced services that are commissioned locally from community pharmacy contractors or the DES that apply to other contractors eg GPs (the term Directed Enhanced Services is most usually used when referring to GPs)

2. Should it be the intention that it is the services commissioned from community pharmacy contractors that this FOI applies to, please could it be clarified if you mean
(a) Each and all of those pharmaceutical enhanced services that the PCT elects to commission locally taken from the list of those that are set out in Directions (i.e. those enhanced services listed in the Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) Directions) OR
(b) Only those enhanced services which community pharmacy contractors have been Directed to provide i.e. those that specific contractors must provide (as a result of a PCT not a DH Direction) as opposed to having the option to elect to provide e.g. where a pharmacy is Directed to open as an enhanced service for specified hours on a Bank Holiday or at other times.

Please could you clarify your request in light of the above points?

Regards,

Liane Cotterill

Information Governance Advisor

Corporate Affairs Directorate

NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS Redcar & Cleveland, NHS Stockton on Tees

Teesdale House

West Point Road

Thornaby

Stockton-on-Tees

TS17 6BL

Tel: 01642 745042

[mobile number]

If you are sending personal idenifiable information please use my NHS.net address, [email address]

Visit: www.tees.nhs.uk

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Dear Liane,

Please could we have a list of enhanced services, for pharmacy only?

Yours sincerely,

Emma Griffiths

Cotterill, Liane,

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Dear Emma,

 

With reference to your Freedom of Information request relating to pharmacy
SLAs in Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton on Tees, please find attached a
response on behalf of NHS Tees (NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS
Redcar and Cleveland and NHS Stockton on Tees).

 

 

Liane Cotterill

 

Information Governance Advisor

 

Corporate Affairs Directorate

 

NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS Redcar & Cleveland, NHS Stockton on
Tees

 

Teesdale House

 

West Point Road

 

Thornaby

 

Stockton-on-Tees

 

TS17 6BL

 

Tel: 01642 745042

 

[mobile number]

 

If you are sending personal idenifiable information please use my NHS.net
address, [email address]

 

Visit: www.tees.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

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