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Previous Requests December 2018

6 December 2018

999

All CCGs

 1.Name of CCG:
 
2. Are any of the adult hearing services provided though Any Qualified Provider (AQP) in your CCG area?
 
3. Do you have a policy on the implementation of the NICE guideline ‘Hearing loss in adults: assessment and management’ when providing adult audiology services?

4. Do you hold information on the following for your CCG area:        
 
5. a) How many hearing aid fittings took place in the services you commission in each of the following years for adults.
      
b: how many hearing aid fittings took place in each of the following years for children:      
 
c: how many hearing aid fittings took place in total (adults + children):

6. Do you have a hearing loss threshold dBHL, below which adults will not be prescribed hearing aids?

7. When adults have an aidable hearing loss in both ears, what is your CCG policy? (Please select the relevant response)
 
8. Do you commission any hearing screening programme in your CCG area?

9. For the services you commission please tell us how many Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) audiologists provide (or provided) services to adults? Please include all audiologists, including locums.
 
10.  What is your tariff (or cost) for the following for non-complex adults (please complete table):
 
11.  Do the services you commission offer a one stop assess and fit service for people with hearing loss? This is a service where hearing aid assessment and fitting takes place on the same day.

12.  Is any of the following data collected in relation to outcomes from adults using hearing loss services in your area? (Please select all that apply) 
 
13.  Do you publish any of this data?

14.  Do you use outcomes data as part of your commissioning and monitoring arrangements?

15.  Are adult hearing loss services in your CCG area commissioned on the basis of activity (e.g. number of procedures performed) or on the basis of outcome (e.g. patient outcome data)? Please select the relevant option and provide further details:
 
16.  What follow-up arrangements are offered to patients who have received a hearing aid fitting from the services you commission? 

17.  If services automatically offer follow-up appointments, do you have any policies or targets in place for the length of time between hearing aid fittings, and follow up appointments?
 
18.  Do you hold any data on the actual length of time between hearing aid fitting and first follow up appointment?
 
19.  How do the services you commission offer follow-up appointments to patients? (Please tick all that apply)
 
20.  Do the services you commission provide audiology clinics out of hours i.e. after 6pm/ before 9am/ at weekends?
 
21.  We would like to know more about the services you commission and any charges patients may experience.
21a. If the services you commission do not provide this service, please specify how people obtain their hearing aid batteries:
 
22.  If you have any comments on the above, or if there are any other charges related to hearing aids or audiology service provision in your CCG area, please specify here
 
23.  For patients fitted with hearing aids, in what ways do the services you commission offer re-assessments of their hearing needs after a period of time  (please indicate all that apply)

24.  If services offer an automatic re-assessment, after how many months/years does this take place for non-complex patients/
 
25.  If services offer re-assessment on patient request or GP referral, is there a minimum number of months/years they have to wait before requesting this?

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 4 December 2018

 1000

All CCGs

 1. Is the CCG the ‘host body’ of the Better Care Fund under local section 75 agreements relating to the BCF?
2. What was the total pooled Better Care Fund budget for 2016-17 and 2017-18, including the CCG minimum allocation, grants and additional funding from the CCG or Local Authority?
3. How much from the total pooled Better Care Fund budget was spent on carers’ breaks in 2016-17 and 2017-18?
4. Did the CCG provide any funding for carers’ breaks outside of the Better Care Fund in 2016-17 and 2017-18?
a. Either directly funded by the CCG? If yes, how much in each year?
b. Or through the Local Authority? If yes, how much in each year?
5. Please send your local Better Care Fund plan for 2017-19
6. What provision is made through health services for carers breaks?
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4 December 2018

1001

SDCCG

Hard Copy letter regarding Mental Health funding Click for response
6 December 2018

1002

All CCGs

 Hard Copy letter regarding Specialist eating disorder services Click here for response
 7 December 2018

1003

SD

Any reference to the Stroke Association letter to the CEO Dr Paul Wood, Dr Chris Clayton and Michael Whitworth dated the 15th October from Elaine Roberts. Click here for response
 7 December 2018

 1004

All

For 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20* (Planned)


What is the name of CCG?
Is the CCG integrated into a sustainability and transformation plan (STP)?
What STP is the CCG a part of?
Does the CCG share executive officers and governance with other CCGs (Yes/No)?
If the CCG shares executive officers and governance with other CCGs, who are the other CCGs?
What was/is the CCG Annual Budget?
What was / is Annual Deficit / Surplus of the CCG?
Is the CCG Under Special Measures / NHSE Legal Directives
What were / are the costs paid for  consultancy services by the CCG?
What was/is the number of registered patients in GP Practices in the CCG (snapshot count)?
How many patients in the GP practices in the CCG were/are considered with long-term conditions?
How many patients in the GP practices in the CCG were/are under 18 years old?
How many patients in the GP practices in the CCG were/are between 18 -65 years old?
How many patients in the GP practices in the CCG were/are over 65 years old?
What is/was the number of GP Practices in the CCG?
What was/is the number of GPs in the CCG?
Are GP Practices part of localities/federations in the CCG? (Yes/No)
How many localities/federations were/are in the CCG?
Under which directorate does Medicine Management (GP Prescriptions) come at your CCG?
What was/is the Medicine (Prescribing cost) Budget (£)?
What was Medicine (Prescribing cost) Actual Spent (£)?
What was Medicine (Prescribing cost)Planned Savings / Medicine QIPP (£)?
Was the Medicine (Prescribing cost) Planned Savings / QIPP realised for the year? (yes /no)
What was/is the number of pharmacists working for the CCG?
What was/is the spend on Pharmaceutical Services
What was/is the spend professional fees related to prescribing costs (other than CCG pharmacists)?
What is the number of pharmacies in the CCG catchment area?
What is the CGG's IT System interface GPs use (e.g SystemOne, EMIS and so on)?
What is/was the platform used for the GP IT System interface?
What was / is the the budget for the CCG's  GP IT System interface and maintainance?
What is / was Actual spend for GP IT System interface and maintainance?
What was GP IT System downtime during working GP Practice hours
Does the GP IT System third party applications (Yes/No)
Is the GP IT System connected to other ICT systems (Yes/No)?
If the GP IT System is connected to other ICT system, what are they? (Please list all)
What was/is the CCG budget allocated to IT services ?
What were / are the costs paid for IT consultancy services by the CCG?                

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 10 December 2018

 1005

All CCGs

 What incentive schemes your CCG/health board currently runs for general practices to reduce referrals with details about what they must achieve including any targets. Nil return; no such schemes are in place.
 10 December 2018

 1006

All CCGs


1)      What is the geographical patch the CCG commissions GP out of hours services for and how many patients does this cover?

2)      What is the name of the current provider of GP out of hours services for this patch?

3)      How many errors and serious incidents (or equivalent) were reported to the CCG relating to GP out of hours services, in the following:

a.      2017

b.      2018 (please provide the most up-to-date information possible and state up to which month this covers)

4)      How many occasions has there been no GP cover in the OOH service provided because of a lack of available GPs, in:

a.      2016

b.      2017

c.      2018 (please provide the most up-to-date information possible and state up to which month this covers)

5)      Please provide copies of any reports on the service’s safety that have been produced in this period.

6)      If the CCG does not collect this information, please set out how it records and evaluates the safety of the service, and provide any information collected that supports this.

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10 December 2018

1007

All CCGs

1.       What is the total number of individuals in receipt of a Personal Health Budget?
a.       Of this total, how many individuals are categorised as adults?
b.      Of this total, how many individuals are categorised as children?


2.       Of the total number of adults in receipt of a Personal Health Budget, how many receive their PHB as:
a.       a Direct Payment?
b.      a Notional PHB?
c.       a 3rd party PHB?

3.       Of the total number of children in receipt of a Personal Health Budget, how many receive their PHB as
a.       a Direct Payment?
b.      a Notional PHB?
c.       a 3rd party PHB?

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