Wheelchair service details

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

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The request was 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

FOIRequests (NHS BASSETLAW CCG), NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Gareth

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Thank you for your recent request for information. This request was received by NHS Bassetlaw CCG on the 27th July 2018; we will respond to you no later than the 24th August 2018 (20 working days).

Kind Regards
Cheryl

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FOIRequests (NHS BASSETLAW CCG), NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Gareth

 

FOI_18_123

 

Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.  Please see our responses highlighted below;

 

) Please list the wheelchair services provided by the CCG, including:

i) The provider (A - Sheffield Teaching Hospital)

ii) The geographical area covered (A - Bassetlaw CCG)

iii) Brief description of the provision covered (A - unpowered and powered
standard and non-standard wheelchairs)

iv) The need level met (i.e. low, end of life, hospital discharge, etc) (A
- This information is not held by the CCG)

 

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 (A - part of NHS Contract,
currently 2017-2019)

ii) The annual cost of the contract to the CCG (A - £291K)

iii) The annual cost of the service at the last point it was provided
directly by the CCG (A - this information is not available as it pre dates
the CCG)

iv) The date when the current contract will expire (A - 31/3/19)

 

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 (A - N/A)

 

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  (A - This information is not held by the CCG)

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) (A - This information is not held by the CCG)

iii) The total annual spend on wheelchair services for the following
financial years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 (A - 2015/16 - £79K,
2016/17 - £300K, 2017/18 - £294K and 2018/19 - Plan £291K)

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) (A - This information
is not held by the CCG)

 

I trust this fulfils your requirements.

 

Regards

 

Sarah

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