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Previous Requests Log - June 2017

Date Reference

Question(s)

Response 
01/06/2017 606/17

1. Do you commission palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions between the ages of 0 and 25? (yes/no) If yes, how much did you spend on children’s palliative care in 2016/17?

2. Do you have a published strategy or care pathway for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions? If so, please provide a link or an attachment.

3. Did you ask for your local sustainability and transformation plan to include palliative care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions? (Yes/No).

4. Do you assess numbers and needs of children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions between the ages of 0 and 25 among the population you serve (yes/no)? If yes, please tell us how. Please also tell us how many children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions there are in your area.

5. Do you jointly commission palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions between the ages of 0 and 25 with your local authorities in a way which is consistent with the Children and Families Act 2014? (yes/no)

6. Do you commission palliative care which enables a child or young person to receive end of life care at home if they wish to do so? (yes/no)

7. Do you commission a rapid transfer process for children and young people with life-limiting conditions to allow urgent transfer to the preferred place (for example from the intensive care unit to their home or to a children's hospice)? (yes/no)

8. Do you take steps to integrate assessments, plans and services for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions between the ages of 0 and 25, including those without a special educational need and disability (yes/no)? If yes, please tell us how (For example, using education, health and care plans).

9. Do you offer personal budgets to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions? If yes, how many children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in your area have a personal budget?

10. Do you take steps to make sure that young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions can access palliative care services which are appropriate to their age and developmental stage (yes/no)? If yes, please tell us how.

11. Do you take steps to make sure that young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions experience smooth transitions from children’s to adults’ palliative care services (yes/no)? If yes, please tell us how.

12. Do you commission any of the following services for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions? If yes, please state which outcomes you ask service providers to achieve and how much you spent on them in 2016/17:

  • A level 4 paediatric palliative care consultant (yes/no)?
  • Consistent with the NICE clinical guideline ‘End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young people’, a multidisciplinary team that includes the following as a minimum (yes/no)?
  • ­A paediatric palliative care consultant
  • ­A nurse with expertise in paediatric palliative care
  • ­A pharmacist with expertise in specialist paediatric palliative care
  • ­Experts in child and family support who have experience in end of life care (for example in providing social, practical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support)
  • Acute children’s palliative care nurses which provide children’s palliative care (yes/no)?
  • Community children’s nurses which provide children’s palliative care (yes/no)?
  • Voluntary sector children’s palliative care services (including children’s hospice services) (yes/no)? If yes, which voluntary sector services do you commission and how much did you spend on them in 2016/17?
  • Community paediatricians which provide children’s palliative care (yes/no)?
  • Emotional and psychological support for children and their families (yes/no)?
  • Bereavement care - to families before a child under the age of 1 has died (yes/no)?
  • Bereavement care - to families after a child under the age of 1 has died (yes/no)?
  • Bereavement care - to families before a child or young person aged 1 – 25 has died (yes/no)?
  • Bereavement care - to families after a child or young person aged 1 – 25 has died (yes/no)?
  • Equipment - including services which provide wheelchairs and services to maintain and repair equipment (yes/no)?

13. Do you commission any of the following services to provide care out of hours and at weekends for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions? We define ‘out of hours and at weekends’ as 6:30pm – 8am on weekdays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

  • A level 4 paediatric palliative care consultant (yes/no)?
  • Consistent with the NICE clinical guideline ‘End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young people’, a multidisciplinary team that includes as a minimum:
  • ­A paediatric palliative care consultant
  • ­A nurse with expertise in paediatric palliative care
  • ­A pharmacist with expertise in specialist paediatric palliative care
  • ­Experts in child and family support who have experience in end of life care (for example in providing social, practical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support)
  • Acute children’s palliative care nurses which provide children’s palliative care (yes/no)?
  • Community children’s nurses which provide children’s palliative care (yes/no)?
  • Voluntary sector children’s palliative care services (including children’s hospice services) (yes/no)? If yes, which voluntary sector services do you commission and how much did you spend on them in 2016/17?
  • Community paediatricians which provide children’s palliative care (yes/no)?
  • Emotional and psychological support for children and their families (yes/no)?
  • Bereavement care - to families before a child under the age of 1 has died (yes/no)?
  • Bereavement care - to families after a child under the age of 1 has died (yes/no)?
  • Bereavement care - to families before a child or young person aged 1 – 25 has died (yes/no)?
  • Bereavement care - to families after a child or young person aged 1 – 25 has died (yes/no)?
  • Equipment - including services which provide wheelchairs and services to maintain and repair equipment (yes/no)?

14. Do you commission the following services to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions between the ages of 0 and 25 (yes/no)? If yes, please state how much you spent on them in 2016/17:

  • Short breaks (respite)
  • Step-down care
  • End of life care.

15. Are you implementing the NICE clinical guideline ‘End of Life Care for Infants, Children and Young People: Planning and Management’ (yes/no)? If yes, please tell us about the steps you are taking.

16. Are you implementing ‘Our Commitment to you for end of life care: The Government Response to the Review of Choice’ for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening condition? (yes/no). If yes, please tell us about the steps you are taking.

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07/06/2017 607/17

Please provide information for each of the columns for each General Practice. Specifically:

  • Practice code: Unique practice ID code
  • Practice name
  • CCG Code
  • CCG name
  • Federation name: If they don't belong to a federation please put '-'. If you don't have this data please put ' no data'
  • Vanguard name: If they don't belong to a vanguard please put '-'. If you don't have this data please put 'no data'
  • Vanguard model: Type of vanguard (either 'PACS' (Integrated primary and acute care systems), 'MCP' (Multispecialty community providers), 'EHCH' (Enhanced health in care homes), 'UEC' (Urgent and emergency care), 'ACC' (Acute care collaborations)). If they don't belong to a vanguard please put '-'. If you don't have this data please put 'no data'
  • Ownership: Please provide the name of the provider/brand that owns GP clinic e.g. Virgin Healthcare. If you don't have this data please put ' no data'
  • Type of provider: (either 'Public - Company', 'Private - Company', 'Private - GP Owned', 'Social Enterprise', 'Charity', 'Other'). If you don't have this data please put ' no data'
  • Contract type: (either 'GMS', 'PMS', 'SPMS', 'PMS PLUS', 'APMS'). If you don't have this data please put ' no data'
  • Pharmacy on site: Does GP clinic own an on-site pharmacy? Yes or No. If you don't have this data please put ' no data'
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08/06/2017  608/17

Please could you let me know the names and email addresses for your:

  • Head of Research
  • Head of Analysis
  • Head of Intelligence
  • Head of Performance
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08/06/2017  609/17

Please can you supply details on the commissioned out of hours provider in your CCG.  Name of provider and provider representative if available.

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01/06/2017 610/17

Please can you send me the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) contract, which may include the following:

  • Support and Maintenance- e.g. switches, router, software etc.
  • Managed
  • Installation
  • Cabling

1. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier for each contract?

2. Annual Average Spend for Supplier: What is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please split the annual averages spend for each supplier

3. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users each contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.

4. Number of Sites: The number of sites where equipment is supported by these contracts.

5. Contract Type: For each contract is the contract Managed, Maintenance, Installation, and Software

6. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?

7. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract.

8. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include for each contract.

9. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire for each contract?

10. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review the contract?

11. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

If the LAN maintenance is included in-house or managed please include the following information:

1. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?

2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.

3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers.

4. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for LAN please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

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09/06/2017 611/17 The organisation's budget for 2016 and 2017. Click here for Response
13/06/2017 612/17

We would like to be sent a file containing the contact information the Medicines Optimisation Team has for the GP Practices in your CCG. Please supply email contact details, and / or fax numbers, for each practice. Ideally the file you send should include data, for each practice, for one or more of the following headings:

GP Practice Code
GP Practice Name
GP Practice Address
Telephone Number
E-mail Address and Fax Number              

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14/06/2017 613/17

1. Please provide a summary of health services that NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG currently commissions from:
a. Chiropractors/chiropractic clinics or any service provider where a chiropractor is involved in delivering the commissioned service.
b. Osteopaths/osteopathic clinics or any service provider where an osteopath is involved in delivering the commissioned service. 

2. Please provide a summary of health services that NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG previously commissioned, but no longer commissions, from:
a. Chiropractors/chiropractic clinics or any service provider where a chiropractor is involved in delivering the commissioned service.
b. Osteopaths/osteopathic clinics or any service provider where an osteopath is involved in delivering the commissioned service.

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15/06/2017 614/17

1. What services does NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG-currently commission from community pharmacies in your area?

Please note, services may include minor ailments, smoking cessation, homeopathy, gluten-free prescriptions, vascular risk checks, Chlamydia screening, vaccinations etc.

2. Has NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG-decommissioned any health services provided by community pharmacies in your area in the last two years? (April 2015 – April 2017)

3. Where a meeting was held to discuss stopping funding any community pharmacy services, please could you give me 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  

4. Have there been any discussions around future plans to decommission health services currently provided by community pharmacies in NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG’s area?

5. Where such a discussion has been held, please could you give me 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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19/06/2017 615/17

1. Do you have a set of criteria or a policy regarding referral for consideration for primary total hip replacement? If so, is there any validated scoring system employed as part of the criteria

2. Is there any upper limit to a patient’s BMI that above which they would not be considered for surgery?

3. Do these patients require physiotherapy prior to consideration for surgery?

4. Is there a minimum time that the patient must have received conservative treatment for prior to consideration for referral for surgery?

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20/06/2017 616/17

1. Could you please provide me with the details of any prescribing rebate schemes and QIPP/efficiency saving prescribing schemes active within your CCG during the financial year 2016/17?

a. Primary Care Prescribing Rebate Schemes 2016/17
b. What was the total income for the CCG from rebates during 2016/17?
c. QIPP Prescribing Schemes 16/17 

2.  Could you please provide me with the details of any prescribing rebate schemes and QIPP/efficiency saving prescribing schemes active within your CCG for the current financial year 2017-18 (as they currently stand)?

a. Current Primary Care Prescribing Rebate Schemes 17/18
b. Current QIPP Prescribing Schemes 17/18

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21/06/2017 617/17

1. Do you currently specifically commission any of the following for children with life threatening/limiting conditions and their parents/carers and siblings within the community?

  • Psycho-therapeutic support
  • Pre/post bereavement support
  • Social and emotional support

2. If so, can you briefly describe how this is provided? Eg. as part of the Community Palliative Care Nursing team, as part of CAMHS, from the voluntary sector etc.

3. Can you provide your eligibility criteria for this support?

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21/06/2017 618/17

I would like to request the list of pharmaceutical products/medicines/drugs that Southern Derbyshire CCG currently holds rebate agreements for. If possible, can you also provide the corresponding rebate start dates please?

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24/06/2017  619/17

1. How many car parking sites fall under the remit of the NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG?

2. Roughly how many spaces do they provide in total across all sites?

3. Does the organisation manage their Car Parks directly (go to Q5) or via a Third Party (go to Q4)?

4. If managed by a Third Party:

a. Who is the provider?
b. Dates of the contract duration (from/to)?
c. What is the basis of the contract (build/operate; land lease; management only etc)?
d. Any pros/cons of this arrangement? 

5. How is parking currently controlled, e.g. POF, P&D, Permit, parking officers, barrier control, in/out global counting, bay occupancy?

6. Are you currently able to readily identify any patterns of use of particular zones/bay types/long or short term stays etc. and collate this data to address specific problems areas on certain days/time periods?

7. What existing customer service focused measures are in place, e.g. information provided at entry points, visual guidance to zones/bays with available spaces, on-site support staff?

8. What are the key challenges that the NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG face in regards to the provision of parking for patients/carers/visitors?

9. What are the key challenges that the NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG face in regards to the provision of parking for staff?

10. Do you attend any conferences/events that focus on best practice in the management of parking/land use which you would recommend as good networking opportunities?

11. Who is the person responsible for Car Parks in your organisation (Name, Title, telephone and direct email)?

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27/06/2017 620/17

1. How many people in all the hospitals within your CCG have died in hospital awaiting the start of a package of fast-track continuing healthcare?

2. What is the average time period in your CCG in hours/days from the point at which a fast-track CHC application is made to the care package being provided for the 12 month period to the end of March 2017?

3. What is the average time period in your CCG in hours/days from the point at which a fast-track CHC application is approved to the care package being provided for the 12 month period to the end of March 2017?

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27/06/2017 621/17

1. For 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (to date):

a. The number of cyber attacks that you have been a target of, with the date of each attack

b. For each attack, please state whether data was compromised and if so what was compromised

c. For each attack, please state how many devices were affected?

d. For each attack, if known, the technique used i.e. DDoS (Direct Denial of Service), Adware, Phishing, Tampering, Spoofing, Bluejacking, Password attacks

e. For each attack, whether it was reported to the police

f. For each attack, whether it was reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office

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28/06/2017 622/17

1. How many car parking sites fall under the remit of the NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG?

2. Roughly how many spaces do they provide in total across all sites?

3. Does the organisation manage their Car Parks directly (go to Q5) or via a Third Party (go to Q4)?

4. If managed by a Third Party:

a. Who is the provider?
b. Dates of the contract duration (from/to)?
c. What is the basis of the contract (build/operate; land lease; management only etc)?
d. Any pros/cons of this arrangement? 

5. How is parking currently controlled, e.g. POF, P&D, Permit, parking officers, barrier control, in/out global counting, bay occupancy?

6. Are you currently able to readily identify any patterns of use of particular zones/bay types/long or short term stays etc. and collate this data to address specific problems areas on certain days/time periods?

7. What existing customer service focused measures are in place, e.g. information provided at entry points, visual guidance to zones/bays with available spaces, on-site support staff?

8. What are the key challenges that the NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG face in regards to the provision of parking for patients/carers/visitors?

9. What are the key challenges that the NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG face in regards to the provision of parking for staff?

10. Do you attend any conferences/events that focus on best practice in the management of parking/land use which you would recommend as good networking opportunities?

11. Who is the person responsible for Car Parks in your organisation (Name, Title, telephone and direct email)?

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30/06/2017 623/17

1. Who is your current and previous NEPTS operator (spanning the last 3 years or existing contract- whichever is longer?

2. What is the current contract (s) end date (s) and are there any provisions for extensions?

3. Who or which body would the procurement of your future contract be made by?

4. Please provide the name, address, email and telephone number of the person responsible for the commissioning of services and the same for the person responsible for reviewing contract performance.

5. Please provide the current Service Speciation’s in place across the contract(s).

6. How is your current contract operated (in lots or as a whole)? What are the different budgets for these?

7. What is your forecast spend in the following years (please break this down by service: scheduled patient journeys excl. renal, renal patient journeys, high dependency, secure and staff (if this is not available then please provide the total spend)

a. 2017/18?
b. 2018/19?
c. 2019/20? 

8. Please provide KPI and Penalties measure in place across this contract and the most recent performance review of the same.

9. Please provide the current Patient Transport Eligibility policy and what are your provisions for revision to this?

10. What is your policy on transporting Escorts? Do you currently make payment provisions for this?

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30/06/2017 624/17

1. Provide a figure for overall spending by your Clinical Commissioning Group or its predecessor Primary Care Trust(s) on the “Healthy Individuals” (21x) category as defined in the NHS Programme Budgeting Guidance for each of the past five financial years.

2. Provide a figure for your CCG’s total spending on vaccination programmes for each of the past three years.

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