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.
Thank you for your email with regards to your freedom of information (FoI) request.
Please accept our apologies however Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) are unable to process this request at this time as the email we have received does not detail which Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) you require the information from.
Please resubmit your request to the following email address: [NHS Wyre Forest CCG request email] stating in the subject line which CCG you require the information for, from the list below.
•NHS Morecambe Bay CCG
•NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG
•NHS East Lancashire CCG
•NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG
•NHS Blackpool CCG
•NHS Herefordshire CCG
•NHS Stoke on Trent CCG
•NHS Cannock Chase CCG
•NHS Stafford and Surround CCG
•NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG
•NHS Telford and Wrekin CCG
•NHS North Staffordshire CCG
•NHS East Staffordshire CCG
•NHS Wyre Forest CCG
•NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG
•NHS South Worcestershire CCG
•NHS Halton CCG
We look forward to receiving your request and will endeavour to answer this as soon as possible.
Freedom of Information Officer
Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Telephone: 01772 214213
Email: : [NHS Wyre Forest CCG request email]
Jubilee House, Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, PR26 6TR