Wheelchair service details

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

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group did not have the information requested.

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

FOIresponse (NHS EAST BERKSHIRE CCG), NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group

 

Thank you for your request(s) via our website/email for NHS Windsor, Ascot
& Maidenhead CCG, NHS Slough CCG and NHS Bracknell & Ascot CCG (the 3
CCGs).  Please note that the 3 CCGs have now merged and will operate as
one, called NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), for
further information please visit:
[1]https://www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk/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.

 

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 the information is readily available by other means, such as on our
website, we will point you in this direction and would not generally
expect to reproduce it specifically, and we will tell you this as soon as
we can.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon Ballantyne

Senior Quality & Safeguarding, Risk and FOI Officer

NHS East Berkshire CCG

 

 

‘Working together to deliver excellent and sustainable healthcare’

 

Tele:            01753 63 6644

Email:         [2][email address]

Address:    King Edward VII Hospital, St Leonard’s Rd, Windsor, SL4 3DP

 

Website:     [3]www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk

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Ballantyne, Sharon (NHS EAST BERKSHIRE CCG), NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Davies,

 

Further to your FOI request regarding Wheelchair services which we
received on 27^th July 2018.

 

Section 1 (1) – information not held

I can confirm that East Berkshire CCG does not hold the information in the
detail that you require.   The provider for these services is Berkshire
Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT), we would kindly request that you
submit a separate request to BHFT, whereby they will provide the
information directly to you. Please submit your request to
[1][email address] and they will respond accordingly. 

 

 

You are advised that this information is provided in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Any re-use of this information will be
subject to the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations (2015) and
authorisation from the CCG will be required.  In the event of any re-use,
the information must be reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading
manner.

 

We hope this information is helpful.  However, if you are dissatisfied
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 an internal
review.  This should be requested in writing  within two months of the
date of this correspondance and labelled ‘internal review’.  It should
outline your concerns as to why you are requesting the review.  Your
internal review request should be sent to me at the address below.

 

If you remain unhappy with the decision after review you should contact:-

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sharon Ballantyne

Senior Quality & Safeguarding, Risk and FOI Officer

 

NHS East Berkshire CCG

 

‘Working together to deliver excellent and sustainable healthcare’

 

Tele:            01753 63 6644

Email:         [2][email address]

Address:    King Edward VII Hospital, St Leonard’s Rd, Windsor, SL4 3DP

 

Website:     [3]www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk

Facebook: [4]https://www.facebook.com/NHSEastBerksCCG/

YouTube:   [5]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq3IEMb...

Twitter:     @NHSEastBerksCCG

 

The information in this email may be confidential and is intended solely
for the named addressee(s). If you are not the intended recipient, any
disclosure, copying or distribution is prohibited and may be unlawful.
Please note that the information contained in this email /attachment(s)
may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

 

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