Termination of pregnancy

Chloe Knipe made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group,

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

Termination of Pregnancy Services

The details we require are:

1. Please confirm the organisations commissioned by the CCG to provide Termination of Pregnancy Services to your patients?

2. Please confirm the end dates of currently commissioned contracts?

3. Are any providers currently within an extension period of their contract?

4. Were contracts awarded through a competitive tender process?

5. What is the form of contract: AQP or sole provider?

6. At what percentage of tariff is each provider delivering services?

7. What activity numbers were delivered by each provider, by HRG code, over the past 12 months?

8. Please confirm the annualised actual contract values for each provider for 2019/20?

9. Please confirm who (if any) providers are providing ToP services to patients without a contract where a patient has exercised their right to choose a provider? What are the activity numbers delivered per provider?

10. What were the average wait times for providers over the past 12 months? (broken down by month and surgical/medical)

11. Do any of the contracted providers sub-contract any parts of the service to an alternative provider? If so, who and what?

12. Does ToP feature on the CCGs commissioning intentions?

• Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

Thank you for your help

Yours faithfully,

Chloe Knipe

FOI-IG (NHS TEES VALLEY CCG), NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group

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FOI-IG (NHS TEES VALLEY CCG), NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Ms Knipe

Thank you for your request received by Tees Valley CCG on 5 August 2020 for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Paul Atkinson
Information Governance Officer

North of England Commissioning Support
John Snow House
Durham University Science Park
Durham
DH1 3YG

Tel: 01642 745581

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