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Requests - August 2015

Date Reference

Question(s)

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03/08/2015 122a/15

Please complete the Pain Services survey attached. 

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03/08/2015 123/15 Please would you forward me the staffing structure and direct lines of your following departments:
  • Maintenance/Property Services Department
  • Facilities Department

Please can you also advise:

  • What the total spend on Temporary/Interim staff has been in the last twelve months
  • Which/if any recruitment consultancies have been used to provide these staff
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04/08/2015 123a/15 1. Please could you supply the name, email address and telephone number of the commissioner for CHC home care?

2. Please could you supply the rate per hour for home care providers working in complex care for 2014-15?

3. Do you use any external/3rd party CHC systems to help you administer CHC processes internally? If so, who and what parts of the process do they support?

4. Please could you list the providers that are used for complex home care?

Please supply the following information for the financial years 2012-13 to 2014-15, as well as budgets/projections for 2015-16. If possible, please could you also supply historical data from the relevant PCT, from 2010 onwards?

5. The number of patients with CHC funding who are in receipt of home care.

6. The number of patients receiving home care funded by CHC.

7. The expenditure on patients with CHC funding per year.

8. The expenditure on home care for patients with CHC funding per year.

9. The percentage of patients who were admitted through the fast track system.

10. The number and percentage of fast track and non-fast track patients referred to the CHC team from hospitals (i.e. wards).

11. The number and percentage of fast-track and non fast-track patients referred to the CHC team from the community (e.g. the local authority or district nurses).

12. The number of CHC patients who receive personal health budgets and the number who decide to use these as direct payments.

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05/08/2015 124/15 What are the executive subgroups/subcommittees of the Senior Management Team?

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06/08/2015 125/15 1. Do you have a local commissioning policy in place for the provision of cough assist machines for patients with a neuromuscular condition?  
                     

2. Do you have a local commissioning policy in place for the provision of cough assist machines for patients with a motor neurone disorder?

3. If yes to 1 or 2 which of the following applies?

a. Applicable to adults – Yes/No
b. Applicable to children – Yes/No      
c. Included in individual funding request process – Yes/No
d. Explicit inclusion in a provider contract – Yes/No. If yes please specify. 
e. Other local arrangement – Yes/No

4. Do you hold any data on the number of patients in your CCG population that:

a. Currently have access to a cough assist machine?  
b. Would benefit from access to a cough assist machine?       

5. If so could you please share this data?

6. Do you have any comments you would like to make regarding access to cough assist machines?

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07/08/2015 126/15 In line with Freedom of Information please can you provide structures of the following departments:
  • Finance
  • Information
  • ICT
  • Performance
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07/08/2015 126a/15 Can I enquire as to the CCG policy in funding the use of Xiapex in the treatment of Dupytrens please? Click here for Response
10/08/2015 127/15 1. We have the following formularies listed as used by your organisation. Please confirm if they are correct and if not, please provide a link/copy of relevant formularies.

Derbyshire Joint Area Prescribing Committee Traffic Lights Classification

2. We have the below guideline document(s) relating to growth hormone prescribing listed for your organisation. Please confirm if these are up to date and if not, please provide a link/copy of the most up to date guidelines.
Derbyshire Joint APC Somatropin Shared Care Agreement Adults and Children

3. Are any of the guidelines or formularies dominant when making prescribing decisions relating to growth hormones? If so, please provide details.

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10/08/2015 128/15

Please provide the amount paid to the CBI (and its regional subsidiaries)

a. in membership fees
b. fees for one off conferences or other events
c. fees paid to the CBI for any other services.

Please make clear if the response includes payments from any Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Executive Agencies etc. which fall under the department and please provide a breakdown of what payments came from which agency/body.

Please provide this information for the period 2009-2015 set out by calendar or financial year.

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10/08/2015 129/15 1. What are the names of the existing or planned GP practice federations in your CCG area?


2. What is the number of GP practices in each federation and its total registered list size?

3. What are the names and titles of the individuals who lead / are accountable for each of the federations?

4. What are the functions of each GP federation?

5. What type of legal entity is each federation?

6. How many staff does each federation employ?

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11/08/2015 130/15 1. Complete organisational structure broken down into directorate and departments/Team


2. To include all departmental structure teams including commissioning (Mental Health, Urgent care, primary care, CYP etc.), governance/quality, finance, transformation, operations, PMO, Communications/engagement, planning & performance etc.

3. To include full names of each post holder

4. To include the e-mails addresses of the post holders as far as is possible under the act

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10/08/2015 131/15

1. Payments from pharmaceutical/medical device companies (please name the companies and include payment amounts), and the nature of any work

2. Gifts/hospitality/trips funded by such firms (including names of the companies and value of benefit where available please)

Please include any interests from the last financial year (2014/2015), where the benefit came from a pharmaceutical or medical device company.

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11/08/2015 132/15 1. Please provide a list of every contract the CCG has signed with a management consultancy with a value over £250,000 since April 2013.


2. Please provide the name of the management consultancy, the value of the contract and the date the contract was agreed.

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11/08/2015 133/15 1. Did the CCG commission any services from community pharmacies in your area between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014?

2. Did the CCG commission any services from community pharmacies in your area between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015?

3. Has the CCG decommissioned any services from community pharmacies in your area between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015?

4. Has the CCG continued to fund any services from community pharmacies that had been commissioned prior to April 1, 2013?

5. If the CCG held any meetings between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015 where the commissioning of community pharmacy services was discussed, please could you provide the following details:

a. The date of the meeting
b. A full list of the services discussed
c. A full list of the attendees
d. A copy of the minutes of the meetings

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13/08/2015 134/15 Due to the changes we are frequently being given contradicting information which is incorrect. I am therefore after your criteria for fertility treatment, what is and not covered by funding and also any details you have with regards to using Donors. If we self-fund the Donor aspect is the rest of the cycle still funded by the NHS or would we need to find the whole cycle? Click here for Response
14/08/2015 135/15 1. A list of the names of all agencies used by the CCG to provide locum doctors in the last three financial years

2. The amount paid to each company (agency/supplier) in each of the last three financial years

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17/08/2015 137/15 1. What do you understand to be the latest demand for people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) who require structured care setting (Nursing, Residential or Hospital) within your catchment area?

2. What are the placement rates/number of cases by year over the last 10 years and has there been an increase or decrease in funded placements made by your authority?

3. Please could you provide a breakdown of the numbers of placements you commission by care facility that you require, either:

  • Residential
  • Nursing
  • Hospital

4a. How many placements do you commission and fund at the present time, in your local geographical area at the current time?

b. What is the total number of placements you commission and fund ‘out of area’ at current time?

  • What is the average cost per case per annum (both in and out of area) by care category?
  • What is the average current length of placement by care category?
  • How many cases are collated and open to a case worker/social worker as a percentage of the whole number of placements?
  • What is the total cost per annum for all funded placements?
  • How many cases are joint funded, and on what basis as a percentage between health and social care funding budgets?
  • How many of the individuals you place have been reviewed under the Winterbourne care and treatment review/Improving lives team?
  • How many individuals were correctly placed and how many required alternative placements?
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11/08/2015 139/15 1. What was the value of your CCG’s main community services contract in 2014-15?

(If the exact value has not yet been calculated, the most recent estimate to the nearest £m will suffice.)

2. When does your CCG plan to re-tender TCS services?

3. Please give details of any plans you have to re-tender any of your TCS services, including the form of contract you plan to use.
(For instance, do you intend to use an “outcomes based contract”, or an alliance contract?)

4. Have any services previously included in your CCG’s main community services contract since been contracted separately, or rolled into another contract?
(For instance, sometimes audiology services or dermatology have been tendered individually, or older people’s services have been integrated across community and acute services).

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19/08/2015 140/15 1. What is the population covered by your Clinical Commissioning Group?

2. For the most recent full year you have data for, what is the number of:

a. Adult deaths (18 and over)
b. Child deaths (under 18)
c. Neo-natal deaths?

3. How many patients have Palliative Care needs?

4. What services do you commission for Specialist Palliative Care?

5. Do you commission Specialist Palliative Care Services in a community setting, ie. Care Home, Hospice or Acute Trust? Yes/No
If yes, please specify?

6. Do you have any future plans for new Specialist Palliative Care Services? Yes/No
If yes, please specify.

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20/08/2015 141/15 Please provide details for each month from January 2015 to June 2015 of:
  • The number of GP OOH shifts for which there was no GP available.
  • The percentage of unfilled GP OOH shifts.
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20/08/2015 142/15 1. Desktop anti-virus
      

2. Protection of Microsoft Exchange environment (please state if this is not applicable due to the use of NHS Mail/NHS Mail 2)

3. Email gateway (please state if this is not applicable due to the use of NHS Mail/NHS Mail 2)

4. Web gateway

5. Mobile device management/enterprise mobility management

6. Hard disk encryption

7. Removable media encryption

8. Firewall

9. VPN

10. Two factor authentication provider

11. Wireless network provider

12. Virtual server software provider and number of virtual servers (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V etc.)

13. VDI software provider and number of VDI instances

14. Network access control solution provider

15. Security information and event management (SIEM) solution provider

Please also provide:

1. The total number of computers within the organisation

2. The total number of smartphones within the organisation

3. The total number of tablet devices within the organisation

4. Details of whether IT security is provided by an in-house team or by a third party – if by a third party please state who provides the service and when the contract expires

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22/08/2015 143/15 In relation to the Interpreting and Translation contract awarded in 2015, please provide:

1. The name and hourly rate price quoted by the winning bidder

2. A copy of the winning tender for the above contract

3. A list of all companies who tendered for this contract

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24/08/2015 144/15 1. How much money the CCG has paid out, either to a patient or to the estate of a deceased patient, who was found to be retrospectively eligible for Continuing Healthcare payments.

2. How many patients these payments apply to in each year since April 2013.

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24/08/2015 145/15

I would be grateful if you could answer the questions in the requested format:

  • Contact Details
  • CCG Name
  • Name of Contact
  • Email Address of Contact
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Does your CCG provide the services listed in the table?
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27/08/2015 146/15

Please tell me how many complaints or challenges the CCG has received since April 2013 from patients or families of patients who have submitted a Continuing Healthcare Claim. Please break this down on an annual basis.

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August 2015