Wheelchair service details

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Birmingham and Solihull 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, Bsol (NHS BIRMINGHAM SOUTH AND CENTRAL CCG), NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Gareth Davies

Thank you for your email dated 27^th July 2018 requesting information
relating to assisted conception. Your request is being managed under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days as per the
statutory time limit, therefore you should receive a response by 24^th
August 2018. However, this may take longer where certain exemptions apply
or depending on the nature of your request.  We will let you know in
advance if we need more time to complete your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable, however if this is the case,
we will let you know in advance.

If you have any queries or concerns or are dissatisfied with the service
you have received in relation to your request, please do not hesitate to
contact me. If you wish to request a review of the handling of your
request, you should write to the: Information Governance and FOI Manager
via email at [1][NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group request email] in the first instance.   Please remember
to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your review and wish to
make a formal compliant please address this to the Complaints Team at
Bartholomew House using the address at the foot of this e-mail, or Email:
[2][email address].

In addition, if you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint
or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the CCG. 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

 

Information Commissioner's Office, 

Wycliffe House, 

Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, 

Cheshire, 

SK9 5AF  Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 - [3]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

CCG FOI Team

 

 

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Bartholomew House | 142 Hagley Road | Edgbaston | Birmingham | B16 9PA

[4][NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group request email] | tel: 0121 255 0718  

[5]https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs...  

 

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FOI, Bsol (NHS BIRMINGHAM SOUTH AND CENTRAL CCG), NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear  Gareth Davies

Thank you for your email dated 27^th July 2018 requesting information
relating to Wheelchair providers. Your request is being managed under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days as per the
statutory time limit, therefore you should receive a response by 24^th
August 2018. However, this may take longer where certain exemptions apply
or depending on the nature of your request.  We will let you know in
advance if we need more time to complete your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable, however if this is the case,
we will let you know in advance.

If you have any queries or concerns or are dissatisfied with the service
you have received in relation to your request, please do not hesitate to
contact me. If you wish to request a review of the handling of your
request, you should write to the: Information Governance and FOI Manager
via email at [1][NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group request email] in the first instance.   Please remember
to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your review and wish to
make a formal compliant please address this to the Complaints Team at
Bartholomew House using the address at the foot of this e-mail, or Email:
[2][email address].

In addition, if you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint
or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the CCG. 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

 

Information Commissioner's Office, 

Wycliffe House, 

Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, 

Cheshire, 

SK9 5AF  Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 - [3]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

CCG FOI Team

 

 

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Bartholomew House | 142 Hagley Road | Edgbaston | Birmingham | B16 9PA

[4][NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group request email] | tel: 0121 255 0718  

[5]https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs...  

 

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FOI, Bsol (NHS BIRMINGHAM SOUTH AND CENTRAL CCG), NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Gareth Davies

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 27^th July 2018. Your
request has been managed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 

 

Information Provided

 

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|Question 1 |
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|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.)|
| |
|  |
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|Answer |
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|NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG does hold the information requested. |
| |
|  |
| |
|1.Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provider (part of|
|a larger contract) & Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council |
| |
|2.Birmingham & Solihull |
| |
|3.Assessment, triage and the provision of simple and complex wheelchairs|
|for adults and children. |
| |
|4.Simple and Complex |
| |
|  |
| |
|  |
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|Question 2 |
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|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 |
| |
|  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
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|NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG does hold the information requested. |
| |
|  |
| |
|1. Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 1st April 2018 &|
|Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council on-going (in-house provider) |
| |
|2. Approx. £4million per annum |
| |
|3. Not Known |
| |
|4. The contract with Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation |
|Trust will expire 31^st March 2019. |
| |
|  |
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|Question 3 |
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|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 |
| |
|  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
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|NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG does not hold the information requested.|
| |
|  |
| |
|NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG was formed 1^st April 2018 by merging |
|NHS Solihull CCG, NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG and NHS Birmingham South |
|Central CCG to become the largest CCG in the country. |
| |
|  |
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|Question 4 |
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|) 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) |
| |
|  |
| |
|  |
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|Answer |
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|NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG does not hold the information requested.|
| |
|  |
| |
|This Information maybe held by Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS |
|Foundation Trust, [email address] and Solihull Metropolitan Borough |
|Council, [1][email address] |
| |
|  |
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If you have any queries or concerns or are dissatisfied with the service
you have received in relation to your request, please do not hesitate to
contact me. If you wish to make request a review of the decision, you
should write to the: Information Governance and FOI Manager via email at
[email address] in the first instance. 

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your review and wish to
make a formal compliant please address this to the Complaints Team at
Bartholomew House using the address at the foot of this email - Email:
[email address]

 

In addition, if you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint
or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the CCG. 

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner's Office, 

Wycliffe House, 

Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, 

Cheshire, 

SK9 5AF 

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 - www.ico.gov.uk    

 

Yours sincerely

 

CCG FOI Team

 

 

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Bartholomew House | 142 Hagley Road | Edgbaston | Birmingham | B16 9PA

[2][NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group request email] | tel: 0121 255 0718  

[3]https://www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs...  

 

 

 

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