Wheelchair service details

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire 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 SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Reference: FOI 27431 BNSSG 15C

 

 

Dear Mr Davies

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 27 July
2018 regarding documents and services relating to wheelchair service.

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 24 August 2018.

 

Dealing with your request:

In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent us complying with
either of these duties. We will explain if this is the case and if we
apply the 'public interest test' to our decision.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me quoting the
reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act and the
Environmental Information Regulations may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [1]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Yours sincerely,

Tolis

 

Apostolos Pasidis | FOI Administrator

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

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Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Reference: FOI 27431 BNSSG 15C

 

Dear Mr Davies,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 27 July
2018 regarding documents and services relating to wheelchair service.

 

Under section 1 (1) (a) and (b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I
can confirm that the CCG does hold some of the information requested. 
Please find attached the response to your request, which is sent on behalf
of the following Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

 

o NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG

 

Your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act (2000) and we hope that you find this response
helpful.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright. 
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law.  Documents (except photographs) can
also be used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of
news reporting.  Any other reuse, for example, commercial publication,
would require the permission of the copyright holder. 

 

If you are not satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your
request for information, then in accordance with the Act you may ask us to
conduct a review.  Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request and
should be addressed to:

 

Freedom of Information Reviews, Freedom of Information Manager, 57 - 59
Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2BA.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  Generally, the Information Commissioner's Office cannot make a
decision unless you have already exhausted NHS South, Central and West
Commissioning Support Unit's internal review procedure.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:  The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Wycliffe Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK6 5AF.

 

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be sourced on
the Information Commissioner's website: [1]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Tierney

 

Tierney Borrett | Freedom of Information Officer

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

[2]www.scwcsu.nhs.uk

 

 

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From: Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT)
Sent: 01 August 2018 10:55
To: [FOI #502441 email]
Subject: FOI 27431 BNSSG 15C - Wheelchair Service - FOI Request Ack

 

Reference: FOI 27431 BNSSG 15C

 

 

Dear Mr Davies

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 27 July
2018 regarding documents and services relating to wheelchair service.

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 24 August 2018.

 

Dealing with your request:

In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent us complying with
either of these duties. We will explain if this is the case and if we
apply the 'public interest test' to our decision.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me quoting the
reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act and the
Environmental Information Regulations may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [4]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Yours sincerely,

Tolis

 

Apostolos Pasidis | FOI Administrator

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

[5]www.scwcsu.nhs.uk

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Please be aware that all e-mails received and sent by this organisation
are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and may be disclosed
to a third party. If you believe you have been sent this message in error,
please inform the sender and delete the message and any attachments as
soon as possible. All messages sent by this organisation are checked for
viruses but this does not, and cannot, guarantee that a virus has not been
transmitted.

 

 

 

 

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