Wheelchair service details

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

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

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-Birmingham-Ccgs (NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Reference: 18427

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI request on behalf of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, which we received on 27 July

A response to your request will be sent within 20 working days after receipt, the date 24 Aug

Please note this email address no longer supports FOI requests for NHS Birmingham South Central CCG, please redirect your request to [email address] The date of receipt being the date it is received into the new in-box.

Yours faithfully

FOI team Arden & GEM CSU
Engagement, Communications and Marketing

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7PF

T: 01246 514965
E: [NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG request email]
W: www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

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Foi-Birmingham-Ccgs (NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group

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Please find attached letter in response to your request dated 27 July 2018

Kind regards

Lindsay Parker
Freedom of Information Officer
Engagement, Communications and Marketing

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7PF

T: 01246 514965
E: [email address]
W: www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

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