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Requests - April 2016

Date Reference

Question(s)

Response 
01/04/2016 264/16

Hospital activity for Parkinson's disease patients for the time period between January 2015 and December 2015.

1. Number of hospital admissions for patients with a primary diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

2. Number of hospital admissions for patients with a secondary diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

3. Number of elective admissions for Parkinson's disease

4. Number of non-elective admissions for Parkinson's disease

5. Average length of stay for elective Parkinson's disease patients

6. Average length of stay for non-elective Parkinson's disease patients

7. Number of Parkinson's disease patients re-admitted within 28 days 

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04/04/2016 266/16

1. What did your Clinical Commissioning Group(s) (CCG) spend on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in each of the last three years (2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16)?

2. What is the planned expenditure on CAMHS services in your CCG’s 2016/17 budget?

3. How many children and young people have been referred to CAMHS services in your CCG area(s) in each of the last three years?

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04/04/2016 267/16

Could you please send me contract information relating to Banking Services, Audit Services and Card Processing Services.  If you do not understand what each of these mean please see below:

  • Banking Services- contract information relating to the organisation banking services.
  • Audit Services (Financial) – contract relating to internal and external audit services.
  • Accountancy – Contracts relating to TAX advisory services.
  • Card Processing Services / Merchant services- a wide range of payment processing options. Most automatically associate merchant services with debit and credit card processing.

Can you please provide me with the following contract information for each of the contract category specified above:

1. Contract Category: Please see select from the categories provided; Banking Services; Financial Audit Services; Card Processing Services

2. Existing Supplier Name for each contract

3. Contract Description: Please do not just state two to three words can you please provide me detail information about this contract and please state if upgrade, maintenance and support is included. Please also include the modules included within the contract.

4. Annual Average Spend for each contract

5. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract please include any available extensions within the contract.

6. Contract Start Date: What is the start date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract: DD-MM-YY or MM-YY

7. Contract Expiry: What is the expiry date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract: DD-MM-YY or MM-YY

8. Contract Review Date: What is the review date of this contract? Please include month and year of the contract. If this cannot be provided, please provide me estimates of when the contract is likely to be reviewed. DD-MM-YY or MM-YY

9. Contact Details: I require the full contact details of the person within the organisation responsible for this particular contract

10. Notes: Please provide me with any further information with regards to this contract this could include any contract extension available as well as information on renewals or plans for future tenders

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04/04/2016 268/16

1. What was the total expenditure of the CCG in the financial year 2015-16 for residential and nursing care placements for people with mental health problems?

2. What proportion of the total expenditure was spent on placements within and on placements outside your local CCG area?

3. How many individual clients does this figure represent?

4. How many of these individuals were in placements within and how many were outside your local CCG area?

5. How many adults with mental health problems were placed in a “locked rehabilitation unit” outside your local CCG area in the financial year 2015-16?

6. What was the total expenditure of the CCG in the financial year 2015-16 for “locked rehabilitation unit” placements?

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05/04/2016 269/16

Do you commission the following services to children and young people with life-shortening conditions between the ages of 0 and 25 (yes/no)?

1. Short breaks
2. Step-down care
3. End of life care
4. Transitions between children's and adult services

If yes, please state how much you will spend on this in 2015/16.                                

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07/04/2016 270/16

For background: All CCGs were mandated to carry out or take part in reviews of all PMS contracts held by GP practices, with an end of 2015/16 deadline.

The aim was to identify funding contracted to PMS practices which did not deliver extra services above and beyond core GMS equivalent. CCGs would then redistribute these funds, more equitably, within general practice in their area.

In NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG:

1. How many PMS practices were there at the start of this review?

2. How many have since switched to GMS?

3. How much PMS funding was identified as NOT being linked to extra services and therefore available for redistribution?

4. How has the CCG proposed or decided to redistribute this funding?

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07/04/2016 271/16

Please can you inform me of the number and names of all NHS Providers within your NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG area who have signed up to recommendations of John’s Campaign.

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08/04/2016 272/16

1. Please could you confirm the name/s of the current provider/s of your Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS)?

2. Please confirm the value of the contract/s.

3. Please confirm the date the contract/s started.

4. Please confirm the contract/s duration.

5. Please confirm the end date of the contract/s.

6. Please confirm the current journey volumes that are covered by each of the contract/s.

7. Please confirm the contact name, telephone number and email address for the person in charge of commissioning NEPTS for your organisation.

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11/04/2016 273/16

Do you commission any of the following services for children with life-shortening conditions between the ages of 0 and 25?

  • Specialist medical input (e.g. medical consultants with expertise in life-shortening conditions) (yes/no)?
  • Community children’s nursing (yes/no)?
  • Children’s hospice services (yes/no)?
  • Community paediatrics (yes/no)?
  • Specialised children’s palliative care (which can include managing complex symptoms and prescribing unlicensed medicines) (yes/no)?
  • Emotional and psychological support - including bereavement care (yes/no)?
  • Equipment - including wheelchairs (yes/no)?

If yes, do these services provide care out of hours and at weekends?

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12/04/2016 274/16

1. Does your CCG currently commission hypnotherapy, either routinely or in the form of individual funding requests?

2. Most recent yearly figure for total expenditure on hypnotherapy by the above CCG. 

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12/04/2016 276/16

1. Any services which were provided in your CCG area at the establishment of the CCG, which are no longer provided.

2. Any services which were provided in your CCG area at the establishment of the CCG, which were previously provided free of charge, but for which there is now a charge.

3. Any services which were provided in your CCG area at the establishment of the CCG, for which there are now restrictions on eligibility.

4. Whether any restrictions have been placed on eligibility for the following:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Tonsil and cyst removal
  • Grommet removal
  • Varicose vain removal
  • Groin hernia repairs
  • Treatment for back pain
  • Access to hearing aids                  

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13/04/2016 277/16

1. Which GP surgeries supply minor injuries services to the public in the SDCCG catchment area?

2. Which of these services are threatened with possible closure, i.e., which GP surgeries will be?

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 13/04/2016 278/16

1. In total (mental health and Learning disability and older adults ) how many s117 cases did you fund in the financial year 2015/2016?

2. What was your CCG total spend on s117 cases 2015/2016?

3. What percentage of the funded s117 cases were aged over 65yrs?

4. Do you have an established s117 funding agreement with your local authority/ies?

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14/05/2016 279/16

We believe that Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group ('the CCG') has either itself commissioned or has inherited from the previous primary care trust, contracts with local optical practices (opticians) for the following community eye health services:

  • Children's vision
  • Glaucoma repeat readings

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we kindly request the following information:

1. Confirmation that these services are in place

2. Service activity data presented as the number of patients to have accessed each service in the year 1st April 2014 - 31st March 2015

3. The number of optical practices contracted to provide each service

4. The CCG's financial expenditure on each service in the year 1st April 2014 - 31st March 2015

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14/04/2016 280/16

1. How many Care and Treatment Reviews were completed for people with a diagnosis of learning disabilities in the financial year 2012/13?

2. How many Care and Treatment Reviews were completed for people with a diagnosis of learning disabilities in the financial year 2013/14?

3. How many Care and Treatment Reviews were completed for people with a diagnosis of learning disabilities in the financial year 2014/15?

4. How many Care and Treatment Reviews were completed for people with a diagnosis of learning disabilities in the financial year 2015/16?

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13/04/2016 281/16

1. The value (new purchase price) of the recycled community disability equipment in your organisation supplied to disabled children in your area.

2. The number of recycled items supplied to disabled children in your area.

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10/04/2016 282/16

1. What are your local CCG commissioning criteria for Rhinoplasty and/or Septorhinoplasty?

2. Do you currently authorise nasal surgery for post-traumatic cosmetic defects without nasal obstruction?

3. Do you stipulate a minimum or maximum time limit between nasal injury and assessment for Rhinoplasty in order to agree funding? If so, what is the limit?

4. Do you require an assessment of the severity of cosmetic defect prior to agreeing the funding for Rhinoplasty? If so, what assessment is needed?

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26/04/2016 283/16

1. Under the new 'Monitor Rates' for agency workers, can you tell me how many agencies you are working with and who you have agreed to 'break glass' for the rates paid for (band 7 specialist nursing - emergency nurse practitioner and primary care practitioner) please?

2. Under the new 'Monitor Rates' for agency workers can you tell me how many agencies are working with who you have agreed to 'break glass' for the rates?

3. How many and which agencies are you currently using who are deemed to be 'Off Framework', not working within the framework guidelines?

4. What is your agency spend in months from April 2015 to date for the category of band 7 specialist nursing?

5. How many shifts per month have gone unfilled for specialist nursing band 7 emergency nurse practitioner and primary care practitioner?

6. A list of the manager names/nurses in charge for the following departments within your trust: A&E, Minor Injury Unit, Walk In Centre, Urgent Care Centre).

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27/04/2016 284/16

1. Is the continuing healthcare and funded nursing care process managed in-house, or is part or all of the process outsourced to a 3rd party (CSU, Council, Independent provider etc.)?

If outsourced, please state the name of the company and the services outsourced (all CHC, assessment, brokerage, invoice validation etc.)

2. Please provide the name and contact details of the individual responsible for continuing healthcare at the CCG.

3. How many people are involved with the continuing healthcare process internally?

4. Does the CCG or any contracted provider managing CHC have a connection to the Exeter System and regularly check this? If not how does the CCG become aware of patient deaths?

5. Does the CCG use any third party tech solutions to record patient information relating to CHC (Broadcare, Swift, Caretrack, QA Plus etc.)? If not how is this recorded?

6. Does the CCG use any third party tech solutions to record financial information (Broadcare, Caretrack, QA Plus etc.)? If not how are invoices validated against care package details?

7. Does the CCG contract care packages from a framework with agreed rates? If so what percentage of contracts are secured on and off framework?

8. Please provide the average no. of patients receiving CHC and FNC funding in the last financial year, and a breakdown for each category:

a. CHC Patients
b. FNC Patients

9. Please provide the total number of suppliers that the CCGs uses for CHC & FNC, split by:

a. Residential Homes
b. Nursing Homes
c. Homecare Agencies

 
d. Other (please specify)

10. Please state the average number of care packages in the last financial year, split by:

a. Residential Homes
b. Nursing Homes
c. Homecare Agencies
d. Other (please specify)

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28/04/2016 285/16

1. How many Tier 3 centres do you have?

2. Where are they? (A list of specific locations (cities/ towns/ villages)

3. How many are:

  • In primary care

  • In secondary care (hospital setting)
  • Primary/ secondary
  • Other (please give examples of “other” settings).

4. If in a hospital setting, are they:

  • Attached to a bariatric surgical unit?
  • Adjacent to a bariatric surgical unit?
  • Within a bariatric surgical unit?
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28/04/2016 286/16

The number of patients year on year from 2010 that have received contaminated blood transfusions at the trusts under the CCG's control.

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29/04/2016 287/16

1. Please list all of the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services your CCG commissions, and confirm whether the specification for the service(s) commissioned is NICE-concordant. 

2. What was the average investment per person accessing EIP in 2015/16?

3. How much investment have you allocated for EIP in 2016/17?

4. What was the investment uplift for EIP services in 2016/17, in figures and as a percentage?

5. How many people do you expect to provide EIP services to in 2016/17?

6. What is the estimated investment per person accessing EIP in 2016/17?

7. What age range have you commissioned EIP services for in 2016/17?

8. If any of your EIP providers are also commissioned to provide EIP services by another CCG, what arrangements are in place to coordinate investment decisions and ensure that NICE-concordant EIP services can be provided to all patients in your area?
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