Dear NHS Stoke on Trent 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.
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY AMENDMENTS TO THE SUBJECT LINE
Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on
Monday 30 July 2018 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Your request was received for the following CCGs:
CAS-03654-L4Z1B2-SOT Stoke-on-Trent CCG
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we proceed to deal with your request.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.
Freedom of Information Officer
01772 214 227
[NHS Wyre Forest CCG request email]