Wheelchair service details

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group as part of a batch sent to 199 authorities

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To the Clinical Commissioning Group,

I am emailing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

A) Please list the wheelchair services provided by the CCG, including:
i) The provider
ii) The geographical area covered
iii) Brief description of the provision covered
iv) The need level met (i.e. low, end of life, hospital discharge, etc)

B) For each instance where the answer to 'A i' is anything other than the CCG itself:
i) The date when the related contract began
ii) The annual cost of the contract to the CCG
iii) The annual cost of the service at the last point it was provided directly by the CCG
iv) The date when the current contract will expire

C) For each instance where the answer to 'A i' is the CCG
i) The annual cost to the CCG of the service for each of the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19

D) The following information about wheelchair service use
i) The current total longest open episode of care for (a) adults and (b) children, in weeks
ii) The average waiting time in weeks for the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 (up until the date on which this request is received)
iii) The total annual spend on wheelchair services for the following financial years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19
iv) The total number of complaints relating to wheelchair services received for the following financial years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 (and the outcome of complaints if possible)

I would like to receive this information electronically a spreadsheet if possible.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this information using exemptions in the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Davies,

RE: Freedom of Information Request

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information regarding wheelchair services which will be processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 27.07.2018 by NHS NEL Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The references for your requests are shown alongside.

NHS Newham CCG FOI.18.NEW096

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.

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
Seraphina

Freedom of Information Team
NEL CSU

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Foi (NHS NEL CSU), NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Davies,

Please see attached the response to your FOI Request on behalf of NHS Newham CCG.

Kind regards

Jacob Brisley
FOI Officer
NEL
[email address]

Kent House, 4th Floor
Station Road, Ashford, TN23 1PJ

To the Clinical Commissioning Group,

I am emailing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

A) Please list the wheelchair services provided by the CCG, including:
i) The provider
ii) The geographical area covered
iii) Brief description of the provision covered
iv) The need level met (i.e. low, end of life, hospital discharge, etc)

B) For each instance where the answer to 'A i' is anything other than the CCG itself:
i) The date when the related contract began
ii) The annual cost of the contract to the CCG
iii) The annual cost of the service at the last point it was provided directly by the CCG
iv) The date when the current contract will expire

C) For each instance where the answer to 'A i' is the CCG
i) The annual cost to the CCG of the service for each of the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19

D) The following information about wheelchair service use
i) The current total longest open episode of care for (a) adults and (b) children, in weeks
ii) The average waiting time in weeks for the following financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 (up until the date on which this request is received)
iii) The total annual spend on wheelchair services for the following financial years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19
iv) The total number of complaints relating to wheelchair services received for the following financial years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 (and the outcome of complaints if possible)

I would like to receive this information electronically a spreadsheet if possible.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this information using exemptions in the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

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