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Previous Requests - December 2017

Date     Reference Question(s) Response 
01/12/2017 749/17 I am looking to obtain a current list of AQP’s that is commissioned by your CCG,NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG Click here for Response
01/12/2017 750/17

1. Confirmation of whether the NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG has implemented NHS England guidance Excellence in Continence Care, published in December 2015. 

2. Minutes of any meeting confirming the implementation of such guidance.

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04/12/2017 751/17

Could you please complete the following table for as many providers of Out-of-hours (OOH) services as you have operating within the CCG area? 

If you have recently awarded a contract and it is due to start within the next three months, could you please answer for the new contract(s)?

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05/12/2017 752/17

Regarding your use of scanners to create digital versions of paper documents (not multi-functional devices, but paper document scanners, DM systems and EPR systems): 

  • How many employees do you currently have?
  • How many scanners (not multifunctional devices) do you currently have to scan paper based documents?
  • Which brand do you use (i.e. Brother, Canon, Fujitsu, Kodak Alaris etc)?
  • Who supplies these scanners?
  • Do you have a contract for these scanners?
  • If so, when does this expire?
  • What Document Management system(s) do you use?
  • What Electronic Patient Record (EPR)/Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) do you currently use?
  • What is the name, job title, and email address of the person responsible for your scanner fleet?
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08/12/2017 752/17

1. Does Southern Derbyshire CCG have had (since 1st April 2013) a programme or scheme such as a ‘Local Enhanced Service’ or ‘Local Incentive Scheme’ in place with either your contracted secondary care providers or primary care providers (GPs and community pharmacists) for Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) testing? 

2. If the answer is ‘yes’ to request 1, could you send me details of the programme or scheme. 

3. If the answer is ‘yes’ to request 1, is there a recommended or preferred test of choice?
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08/12/2017 753/17

Provide details from 1 January 2017 through to the most recent date that figures (please specify) are available for every CCG you are responsible for:

  • The name of each GP practice that has closed and had its patient list dispersed?

  • The list size of each practice?

  • The date of closure?

  • The name of each practice branch that has closed as a result of mergers?

  • The list size of the practice branch that closed as a result of mergers?

  • The date of closure?

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08/12/2017 754/17

1. What incentive schemes your CCG/health board currently runs for general practices to reduce prescribing, and any details about what they must achieve.

2. What incentive schemes your CCG/health board currently runs for general practices to reduce referrals, and any details about what they must achieve.

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11/12/2017 755/17

1. Advise the total number of caesarean sections you have paid for in the year April 16-April 17. We would like you to provide a breakdown of the number of unplanned caesareans and the number of planned caesareans- both the actual number and the percentage of overall total births.  

2. In addition please provide any additional information/categorization of the reasons recorded for the planned caesareans. (We would like to find out how many planned caesareans were carried out primarily for a psychological reason and how many planned caesareans were carried out with no obstetric, medical or significant psychological reason) 

3. Are there any circumstances in which you as a CCG would refuse to fund a caesarean section? If so please specify what these circumstances are. 

4. What guideline or policy do you have in place with your providers on how they should deal with maternal request Caesarean sections. If one is in place please provide us with a copy.
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12/12/2017 756/17

1. Since 1 April 2010, what total payments have been made to commercial providers to settle matters of dispute or by way of penalty payments? If possible please break down total payments by financial year.

2. Since 1 April 2010, on how many occasions has your CCG paid a financial settlement or court award to an independent sector provider, as a result of litigation around procurement and commissioning? If possible please break down the data by financial year.
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 12/12/2017 757/17 Can you tell me the name, town and patient list size of every GP practice branch surgery that has closed since April 2013. Click here for response
13/12/0217 758/17

Relating to Fixed Telecommunications and Internet Services: 

Contract 1
1. Current Fixed Line (Voice Circuits) Provider - Supplier’s name, if there is not information available please can you provide further insight into why? 

2. Fixed Line- Contract Renewal Date - please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. If there is more than one supplier please split the renewal dates up into however many suppliers. 

3. Fixed Line - Contract Duration - the number of years the contract is for each 

4. Type of Lines - Please can you split the type of lines per each supplier? PTSN, Analogue, SIP. 

5. Number of Lines- Please can you split the number of lines per each supplier? SIP trunks, PSN Lines, Analogue Lines. 

Contract 2
6. Minutes/Landline Provider - Supplier’s name (NOT Mobiles) if there is not information available please can you provide further insight into why? 

7. Minutes/Landline Contract Renewal Date - please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. 

8. Minutes Landline Monthly Spend - Monthly average spend. An estimate or average is acceptable. 

9. Minute’s Landlines Contract Duration: the number of years the contract is with the supplier. 

10. Number of Extensions - Please state the number of telephone extensions the organisation currently has. An estimate or average is acceptable.  

Contract 3
11. Fixed Broadband Provider - Supplier’s name if there is not information available please can you provide further insight into why? 

12. Fixed Broadband Renewal Date - please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. If there is more than one supplier please split the renewal dates up into however many suppliers. 

13. Fixed Broadband Annual Average Spend - Annual average spend for each broadband provider. An estimate or average is acceptable. 

Contract 4
15. WAN Provider- please provide me with the main supplier(s) if there is not information available please can you provide further insight into why? 

16. WAN Contract Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. If there is more than one supplier please split the renewal dates up into however many suppliers. 

17. Contract Description: Please can you provide me with a brief description of the contract. 

18. Number of sites: Pleas state the number of sites the WAN covers. Approx. will do. 

19. WAN Annual Average Spend- Annual average spend for each WAN provider. An estimate or average is acceptable. 

20. If the following contract is in relation to N3 can you please provide me with details on when the Trust is planning to migrate to the HSCN contract.  

21. Internal Contact: please can you send me there full contact details including contact number and email and job title.

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18/12/2017 759/17

1. Who at the CCG / Trust takes a lead in telehealth? (an example would be home patient consultations based on the patient sharing information with the Healthcare Professional via email or remote cloud sharing) 

2. Who at the CCG / Trust takes a lead in the use of smartphone apps to improve patient care? (an example would be use of a smartphone to improve diabetes management)

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19/12/2017 760/17

1. How many hospital beds have you found are available at trusts within your footprint as part of the STP’s planning? In this context, ‘available’ should mean ‘which are available for patients to have treatment or care’, per the NHS England guidance for the KH03 bed availability and occupancy data collection. This should include overnight beds and day beds, and the number of beds by sector where possible (e.g. general and acute, maternity, mental illness & learning disability). This should be the latest available data (either quarter one or quarter two of 2017/18).  

2. How many community beds are currently available within the footprint?  

3. What plans are there to increase or reduce the number of beds (community and hospital) available within the footprint by 2020/21? How many beds are projected to be available by then (and again, please provide this information by sector if possible).  

4. Please also send me any reviews, consultations, impact assessments carried out regarding the increase/decrease in the number of beds, and any evidence or clinical engagement that has been gathered or carried out to support both the assessment and the plan.

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 20/12/2017 761/17

Can NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG please provide all narrative reports that describe in detail the serious incidents reported by all of the GP out of hours services you commission, for the following years:

1)   2015
2)   2016
3)   2017

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21/12/2017 762/17

1. Are there services that you are planning to withdraw or reduce in 2018?

2. Are there services that you are planning to consult on withdrawing or reducing in 2018? 

If the answer to question 1 is 'yes', please can you clarify: 

3. The precise limits of the services you are planning to withdraw or reduce.

4. How you are planning to withdraw or reduce the service: will it be by complete withdrawal of funding or by criteria-based access? If it is by criteria-based access, please outline the criteria.

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22/12/2017 763/17

1. Who is the person responsible for reviewing commissioning for emergency Trauma and Orthopaedic services? 

2. What hospitals fall under your commission?

3. Do you currently commission any virtual fracture clinics / virtual triage clinics / any other service that reduces face to face appointments?

4. If yes which hospitals?

5. How much do you pay for a new patient Virtual clinic appointment in orthopaedics?

6. What is the cost per annum of the fracture clinics you commission Virtual and or other specifying which type please?

7. Do you have a fixed time contract with any of the hospitals providing the fracture clinic service?

8. If yes how long is this in place for?
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22/12/2017 764/17

1. Do you commission Community based Urology services?

2. If no, is this currently under consideration? 

3. If yes, please provide a copy of the contract along with the most recent activity and performance report. 

4. Please confirm the relevant CCG officer/ commissioner contact details for this service.

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22/12/2017 765/17

1. Does your CCG have any policies that require minimum waiting times for surgical procedures? 

2. If yes, please state which procedures. 

3. Is your CCG considering any policies which include minimum waiting times?

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22/12/2017 766/17

SDCCG hosts the Derbyshire STP team. How many unfilled NHS staff vacancies are there in the Derbyshire STP footprint area, as of the most recent figures available, and what proportion of the whole Derbyshire STP area NHS workforce does this represent?

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