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Previous Requests Log - February 2017

Date Reference

Question(s)

Response 
01/02/2017 503/17

1. How much has been spent by this CCG on outsourcing non-emergency patient transport services to private companies in each financial year since the formation in April 2013?

2. If your CCG employs the company DHL to do this, how much was paid to them in each financial year until now?

3. If your CCG employs DHL to carry out this service, how long is the contract for?

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02/02/2017 504/17 Of the patients on Oral Nutritional Supplements for your last full year, how many originated from the community, and how many from hospitals. Click here for Response
03/02/2017 505/17

1. Please state the total amount paid to any consultants, such as PwC or another external advisory firm, in the production of your Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Derbyshire.

2. Please provide a breakdown of individual payments to private consultants.

3. Please say how many days/weeks they worked for if possible.

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03/02/2017 506/17

Please complete the attached request concerning access to NICE approved treatments in ophthalmology, and your commissioning policy for cataract surgery.

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03/02/2017 507/17

1. The total amount spent by governing body members using purchase cards, 'p-cards'/credit/debit cards or similar for the following years: 2016, 2015, 2014.

2. Please also provide a copy of the card statements, 'management information' or line-by-line data for each card (in a xls or csv format) giving a breakdown of the spending, including the name of the authorised card user(s), the date of each transaction, the merchant paid, the transaction amount, the transaction description and any other description held on record to explain each transaction.

3. Please provide a breakdown of all other expenses claimed by governing body members, with details of the claim, the cost, and who made the claim for the following years: 2016, 2015, and 2014.

4. Please provide the total cost of any cars hired/leased or purchased for governing body members' use for the following years: 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Please breakdown by the governing body member who uses the car, the type and model of the vehicle, and the cost.

5. Does the CCG provide a house/flat/or residence to any governing body members? Please name the governing body member and provide the costs of renting/buying and the most up to date valuation of the property, if available. Please provide as much of the address as you can reasonably disclose within data protection laws.

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03/02/2017 508/17

1. The services of how many podiatrists were commissioned in each of the following fiscal years:

a. 2013-14
b. 2014-15
c. 2015-16
d. Budgeted for 2016-17

All in (i) Working Time Equivalent and (ii) Headcount format

2. What was/is the total amount spent on podiatric services by your CCG in each of the following fiscal years:

a. 2013-14
b. 2014-15
c. 2015-16
d. Budgeted for 2016-17?

3. Do you have any plans to increase your podiatric services?

4. How many referrals were made from NHS services to private podiatric services in each of the following fiscal years:

a. 2013-14
b. 2014-15
c. 2015-16
d. Budgeted for 2016-17 

How much did these referrals cost the CCG in each such year?

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06/02/2017 509/17

1. Does your CCG provide a specialist counselling service for people suffering from infertility? Yes or No

2. If yes, please state the total number of sessions of specialist counselling for infertility provided in each of the following calendar years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

3. Please provide the following breakdown of those sessions in Q. 2.

a. The total number of women who received individual counselling in each of the following calendar years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
b. The total number of men who received individual counselling in each of the following calendar years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
c. The total number of couples (heterosexual) who received joint counselling in each of the following calendar years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
d. The total number of couples (homosexual) who received joint counselling in each of the following calendar years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

4. Please provide the total cost of providing counselling services for infertility for each of the following calendar years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. If you are unable to provide calendar year data please provide tax years.

5. What was the average waiting time from referral to first session to see a counsellor for infertility for each of the following calendar years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016?

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07/02/2017 510/17

1. Is your CCG responsible for commissioning primary care?

2. If yes, under the freedom of information act, can you provide details for the tables below from the date the CCG took responsibility for commissioning primary care to the most recent date that figures are available.

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07/02/2017 511/17

Please send me the appendices attached to the Regional Sustainability and Transformation plan for the Derbyshire Footprint. I would like appendices covering, workforce, estates and finance, plus how and when the planned big changes to NHS governance and commissioning are intended to take place and how and whether the proposed establishment of accountable care organisations or systems is likely to conflict with current legislation governing NHS governance and commissioning, and if so, how that is going to be dealt with.

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07/02/2017 512/17

1. How much money did the CCG spend on acupuncture services in the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16?

2. How many referrals for acupuncture services were made in each of those years (if possible, broken down by initial consultation and follow-up consultations)?

3. For which conditions were patients referred to acupuncture services in each of those years (with numbers per condition, if possible)?

4. Do you have a written policy on the funding of acupuncture services?  If so, please provide a copy.

5. Do you have any contracts with acupuncture providers to whom you may refer patients?  If so, please (i) confirm with whom you have contracts and (ii) provide copies of the contracts.

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08/02/2017 513/17

1. A list of all external advisers/management consultants (etc.) brought in to advise the STP footprint area on the formulation of the local STP

2. For each entity listed in response to question 1, please state how much they were paid for their advice

3. Please provide any reports or briefings (including internal reports/briefings) produced by the external advisers/consultants listed in response to question 1 as part of their advice on the formulation of the local STP.

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08/02/2017  514/17

A freedom of information request was submitted to all CCGs by the NHS Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust in July 2015 and an article written based on their findings (Ref. Kilshaw AD, et al., Funding in facial palsy, Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2016.08.008).

We would like to know if you have changed your policies regarding funding for facial palsy treatments and/or surgery in the past 18 months since the previous FOI request was made?

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09/02/2017 515/17

Please can the STP provide the following information regarding external management support, under the FOI act:

1. The name(s) of any external company or organisation which has provided management support to the STP to date.

2. The total amount of money each external company or organisation has received from the STP to provide this management support.

3. A description of the nature of the management support that has been provided by each external company or organisation.

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10/02/2017 516/17

Do you have a lead person responsible for commissioning occupational therapy services within your CCG? If so, please provide their name, job title and contact information (including email address, postal address and contact phone number).

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10/02/2017 517/17

1. Do you have an individual who leads on Commissioning for neurology/neurosciences or Multiple Sclerosis?  Yes or No

2. Do you have a clinical manager for neurology/neurosciences or Multiple Sclerosis?  Yes or No

3. Do you have a GP lead for neurology/neurosciences or Multiple Sclerosis?  Yes or No

4. What is the name and what are the contact details of the of the Commissioning lead for neurology/neurosciences or Multiple Sclerosis?

5. What is the name and what are the contact details of the clinical manager for neurology/neurosciences or Multiple Sclerosis?

6. What is the name and what are the contact details of the GP lead for neurology/neurosciences or Multiple Sclerosis?

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13/02/2017 518/17

1. Do you have a referral management contract in place?

2. If you do have a contract in place who is the supplier and what is the contract expiry date and value?

3. If you do have a contract in place, is it performing as expected and in line with budgeted costs?

4. If you do not have a contract/supplier in place how is referral management being managed and is there an intention to go to market to procure these services in the future?

5. Would your CCG benefit from improving efficiencies and delivering cost savings by having a referral management contract/supplier in place?

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14/02/2017 519/17

1. Within your CCG locality do you currently commission a community-based musculoskeletal (MSK) service or a community-based physiotherapy service for your patients?

If yes, please provide details below:

  • Current Provider

  • Contract End Date

  • Estimated Annual Contract Value (£)

  • Contract Type (e.g. Prime Provider, AQP, Lead Provider etc.)

  • Services Included (e.g. Physiotherapy, CATS, Pain, Rheumatology)

If yes, please state all organisations involved in delivering the contract, including sub-contractors, below:

  • Name of organisation

  • Prime, lead, AQP provider/subcontractor etc.

  • Services delivered (e.g. physiotherapy, CATS, pain, rheumatology)

If the services are not provided in the community, who provides your MSK/physiotherapy, pain and rheumatology services?

2. Does MSK/physiotherapy service redesign feature in your commissioning intentions? Yes / No

If yes, do you plan to procure a redesigned service within any of the following timescales?

  • N/A

  • 6 months

  • 12 months

  • 24 months

  • >24 months

If no, are you planning to remain with your existing model of service delivery but procure a new provider to deliver it?  Yes/No

3. Are there currently any organisations contracted to provide diagnostic imaging services to the community in the CCG locality? Yes / No

If so, please list what diagnostics are provided within the community and also which organisations currently provide each service:

  • Diagnostics provided (e.g. MRI/X-Ray, Dexa scan, ultrasound etc.)

  • Provider Organisation (e.g.  name of acute trust, NHS community provider, private provider etc.)

  • Mobile or static service

4. Please provide the name and e-mail address of the CCG lead for MSK /physiotherapy service delivery/redesign?

If there is also a clinical lead and / or operational lead, please list both and indicate position and e-mail contact details

5. What was the total spend on MSK services in the last financial year? Please provide a breakdown by acute, community and primary care spend

6. Please provide the estimated total diagnostics spend related to MSK conditions (£ annual value)

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16/02/2017 520/17

Please provide a list of all NICE approved treatments, drugs or prescribable items regarding which the CCG has issued guidance against prescribing to GPs/GP surgeries – whether a total restriction or advice to consider reductions. The time period for this request is from the beginning of the 2015/16 financial year to current time. Please provide the reasons for each, a copy of the guidance issued and the total annual cost to the CCG of the treatment, drug or prescribable item prior to guidance. Please also provide the savings made or projected.

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16/02/2017 521/17

1. Please tell me what your policy is on funding IVF treatment?

2. Has this policy changed in the last 12 months? If yes, please give me details of the previous policy.

3. Are plans being considered to change the policy? If yes, please give me details of the proposed changes.

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17/02/2017 522/17

We would like to request information on whether your CCG has a Community Healthcare provider for the following specialities;

  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • Gynaecology
  • Ear Nose and Throat
  • Oral Surgery

If you do have a community provider could you please provide the date of when their contract expires?

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20/02/2017 523/17

1. How many questions related to the STP and place based care have been received from the public?

2. Is this a high volume of requests, compared to the general rate of public enquiries? Can you evidence this?

3. What does "inundated" mean, therefore - are you not equipped to deal with such matters?

4. Is there a standard by which such requests should be dealt with?

5. Are there statistics on the types of query relating to the STP - I.e. broad themes or subject headings - is this information in the public domain? If so please may I have sight of this data, via this request, now?

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20/02/2017 524/17

Please could you provide the following information in relation to Photocopiers, Multi-Functional Devices and Desktop Printers:

1. Type of current contract details?

2. Name of companies awarded?

3. What is the length of contract/s and end dates?

4. Number of devices?

5. Estimated annual print/copy volume

6. What is the annual spend?

7. Please provide details on how these were procured, ie. by framework

a. Procurement method that’s used
b. If Framework, please state which one

8. Do you have any print management software? If so, which software?

9. Do they supply you with any scanning software (additional to the software native to the device)? If so, which software?

10. What Document Management solution/s do you currently use within your organisation?     

11. Do you have any managed cloud hosting solution? If so which software / provider?   

12. Do you have any mobile print software? If so, which software?

13. Who is the person within your organisation responsible for the MFD’s and the contract(s), what is their title, and their contact details?

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20/02/2017 525/17

I would like to submit a freedom of information request for the following document relating to the following:

1. ICT Documents

a. ICT Strategy- I require the document that holds future plan and strategy of the organisation’s ICT department.
b. ICT Departmental Business Plan
c. ICT Technical Strategy
d. ICT Structure
e. ICT Capital budgets and programmes 

2. Cabinet Member for ICT and Telecommunications come under. Please can you provide me with their direct contact details including their Full Name, Actual Job Title, Contact Number and Direct Email Address?

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21/02/2017 526/17

1. Does the CCG use any third party tech solutions to record patient information relating to CHC (Broadcare, Swift, Caretrack, QA Plus etc.)?

2. When does the contract for the system come to an end and are there any extensions available?

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23/02/2017 527/17

1. From what age are young people no longer able to access child and adolescent mental health services in your local area?

2. How many adolescents in care (aged 13-18) used any CAMHS service in 2016?

3. How many of these adolescents in care (aged 13-18) were referred to CAMHS, in 2016, by:

a. Care Workers
b. GPs
c. School Professionals
d. Other/no source of referral? 

4. What percentage of child and adolescent mental health service appointments in 2016 were:

a. Cancelled
b. Not attended by the child or young person?

5. Please state the criteria that must be met for a child or young person to access tier 3 CAMHS.

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24/02/2017 528/17

Could you please let me know whether your CCG, or GP practices within the CCG's area, have used individuals funded by the pharmaceutical industry to carry out reviews of patients' records in the last two years (i.e. since February 2015).

In each case please provide:

a. The dates of the project and names of any companies involved (including pharmaceutical companies and third party firms)
b. Details of the work undertakenc. A copy of any agreement signed by the CCG relation to the project

d. Details, if already held by the CCG, of the number of patients switched to particular drugs as a result of the review

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24/02/2017 529/17

1. Which of the following individual therapy types do you commission or provide in your area?

a. Cognitive behavioural therapy
b. Dialectical behavioural therapy
c. Family therapy
d. Dynamic psychotherapy 

2. What is your average waiting time for individual therapy of the following types for the following financial years:  2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17?

a. Cognitive behavioural therapy
b. Dialectical behavioural therapy
c. Family therapy
d. Dynamic psychotherapy 

3. How many people are currently on your waiting lists for any form of psychological therapy for:

a. A year or more
b. More than six months but less than a year
c. Less than six months 

The following questions related to all patients in receipt of mental health care which you commission.

4. What was the cost of sending patients to beds outside of the area covered by the CCG in:

a. 2014-15
b. 2015-16
c. 2016-17 (up until end of January) 

5. What is the number of adult patients sent to beds outside of the area covered by the CCG for:

a. 2014-15
b. 2015-16
c. 2016-17 (up until end of January) 

6. What  is the number of children sent to beds outside of the area covered by the CCG for:

a. 2014-15
b. 2015-16
c. 2016-17 (up until end of January) 

7. Please provide a list of the hospitals to which adults have been sent from your trust this year for:

a. 2014-15
b. 2015-16
c. 2016-17 (up until the end of January) 

8. Please provide a list of the hospitals to which children have been sent from your trust this year for:

a. 2014-15
b. 2015-16
c. 2016-17 (up until the end of January)

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26/02/2017 530/17

I would like to request the total number of Quality Incidents submitted to the CCG from 01/01/16 to 31/12/16, and a summary of each with lessons learnt/action taken.

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23/02/2017 531/17

1. Who holds the ophthalmology APQ contract in your area from 1 January 2010 – 1 January 2015?

2. When did the contract start?

3. Are they still providing services?

4. What is the contract value?

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28/02/2017 532/17

1. How many complaints have you had about poor Mental Health treatment in the last four calendar years?

2. How many complaints were about a) young people's b) adult mental health?

3. For the last four calendar years can you break down the complaints? (Eg. poor quality care, lack of staff, complaints over drugs given to family members.)

4. How much has your CCG allocated for Mental Health treatment in the last four years. Can I have it:

a. Global sum?
b. Per person in the population?
c. Per mental health user?
d. Global sum for young people?
e. Per young mental health user?

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