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Previous Requests June 2018

1 June 2018

877

SDCCG

 1.    Any reference to an Equalities Impact Assessment regarding the Stroke Association Southern Derbyshire Stroke Recovery Service and My Stroke Guide commissioned by the CCG until 01/04/2018.

2.    Any internal communications whether they be in email/notes of meetings/memos regarding the letter entitled “Withdrawal of Southern Derbyshire Stroke Recovery Service with My Stroke Guide and future care of stroke survivors” which was hand delivered to the CCG by stroke survivors on the 24/04/2018.

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5 June 2018 

 878

All CCGs

 For the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18, please send the following information:


1) Number of procurements run by – or on behalf of - the CCG that received a challenge from a bidder? (Either before, during, or after the Alcatel/standstill period)?
2) In relation to Question 1, please send a brief overview of what the procurement was for and the value of the contract procured?
3) Number of subsequent challenges that resulted in legal action being taken against the CCG (or the organisation running the procurement on behalf of the CCG)?
4) Number of occasions where a challenge launched and/or legal action taken against the CCG resulted in the CCG paying money to the challenger (including payments made in settlement or as a result of a legal case)?
5) Estimated total spent by the CCG on the payments referred to in Question 4? (Please note you do not have to break this total down per procurement if it risks divulging confidential information).
6) Number of single tender actions awarded by – or on behalf of – the CCG to one or more providers?

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6 June 2018 

 879

NDCCG

 Q1 What services does the 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.).

Q2 Has the CCG decommissioned any health services provided by community pharmacies in your area in the last year (April 2017 – April 2018)? If so, which ones?

Q3 Where a meeting was held to discuss stopping funding for 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

Q4 Have there been any discussions around future plans to decommission health services currently provided by community pharmacies in the CCG’s area? If so, which services? 

Q5 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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February 2018 minutes

March 2018 minutes        

 11 June 2018

 881

All CCGs

 Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’m requesting the following information for all the CCGs you’re responsible for, for the time period of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018:
 
1.    How many reports of hospitals breaching the new rules on workload dump have you received from practices? Please can these figures be broken down for each hospital the complaint was made against.
 
2.    What action or sanctions has the CCG enforced so far?
 
3.    Please can you share any documents the CCG has produced setting out its policy for managing inappropriate workload dump by hospitals

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 12 June 2018

 882

All CCGs

PART 1. I'd like to know whether or not the CCG has a specialist services panel (or equivalent) in place (see 'further clarification' below).

PART 2. I'd like to request, for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, the number of referrals for specialist services that have been made to the CCG; broken down by specialist service; and also broken down by number successful (or agreed), number unsuccessful (or declined), and number deferred, according to the decisions of the panel.

PART 3. I'd like to request, for each of the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, the total number of referrals for specialist services that have been made to the CCG broken down by number successful (or agreed), number unsuccessful (or declined), and number deferred ONLY.

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 13 June 2018

 883

ND and SD CCGs

Could you please send me the following information for the years 2016-2018 (inclusive):
 
1. The total number of service users in residential nursing care receiving CHC funding with complex neurological conditions (and possibly with behaviours that may challenge) eg ABI, spinal cord injury, Motor Neurone and Huntington’s disease from the CCG. If available, please provide a split by primary condition?
 
2. The total number of service users with these conditions in residential nursing care who are in short term rehabilitation vs long term steady state care.
 
3. The number of service users with these conditions in residential nursing care from the CCG who are sent out of area.

4. A list of any frameworks used by the CCG to place services users with these conditions with independent residential nursing care providers.

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14 June 2018

884

All CCGs

 1 Name of CCG

2 Name of CCG from which the data set was taken if the data set was taken from a CCG that is no longer in existence

3 Region

4 Population size from which the data set is taken.
 
5 Please confirm that prior approvals have been removed from the data set

For the 12-month period from April 2016 to March 2017 please provide the following information

6 How many IFR applications were received in this period?
 
7 How many of these applications proceeded to a Screening Panel / Team?
 
8 Of the cases that were put before the Screening Panel / Team in how many cases was the screening decision made the first time the case was presented to the Screening Panel / Team?
 
9 How many of IFRs made in this period were put before an IFR Panel for consideration?

10 Of the cases that were put before the IFR Panel in how many cases was the decision made the first time the case was put before the Panel?
 
11 What were the outcomes of the IFR Panel?

12 If possible please provide further details of the cases:
 
13 What was the funding committed as a result of applications whose funding was agreed?

 

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 18 June 2018

 885

All CCGs

 1. Is there a named individual who has been chosen within your organisation to lead on the changes required by the guideline?


2. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being an absolute priority) how would you rank the prioritisation you are giving to the implementation of the NICE Cataracts in adults (management) guideline?


3. Has your organisation carried out an impact assessment against the guideline’s recommendations to find out whether there are gaps in current service provision?


4. a) Has your organisation developed a strategy to ensure the implementation of the guideline?


4. b) If yes to 4a) can you outline the timeframe by which you plan to implement the guideline’s recommendations?


5. Do commissioners have the opportunity to affect decisions made by trusts with regards to the commissioning or procurement of intraocular lenses?


6. Has an assessment been made by your organisation regarding the indicative costs and savings associated with the new guideline?


7. Has an internal assessment been made as to how recommendation 1.2.2 - instructing that cataract surgery should not be restricted on the basis of visual acuity – will be implemented?


8. Has your organisation de-commissioned any element of your ophthalmology services in the last 24 months?


9. Has your organisation implemented any policy in the last 24 months that has resulted in delayed patient access to cataract care?

10. a) How many YAG lasers associated with cataracts has your CCG been charged for by your local trust over the past 3 financial years (Per year)?
CCG 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Grand Total
    

10. b) How much has YAG lasering cost the CCG over the past 3 financial years?
CCG 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Grand Total
    

10. c) Is YAG lasering reimbursed to the trust or covered in the cataract tariff?

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 19 June 2018

 886

E, H, ND

 

 A – For the Financial Year 2017/2018
 
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 2017/18?
 
Please answer the questions below:
 
1.       Primary Care Prescribing Rebate Schemes 2017/18
 
Name of Scheme Drug(s) covered Companies involved in the scheme
 
 
2.       What was the total income for the CCG from rebates during 2017/18?
 
 
3.       QIPP Prescribing Schemes 17/18
 
Name of Scheme Drug(s) covered
 
  
B – For the Financial Year 2018/2019
 
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 2018-19 (as they currently stand)?
 
1         Current Primary Care Prescribing Rebate Schemes 18/19
 
Name of Scheme Drug(s) covered Companies involved in the scheme

 
2         Current QIPP Prescribing Schemes 18/19
 
Name of Scheme Drug(s) covered

 
3. What is the current year 18/19 CCG QIPP/efficiency savings plan target?
 
4. What is the value of the prescribing element for the current year 18/19 CCG QIPP/efficiency savings plan target?

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 20 June 2018

887

ND and SD CCGs 

Please could you provide the following information for adults only:

1) The number of new “in-county” residential care Learning Disability care placements you have fully or partly funded between 1 July 2017 and 31 May 2018

2) The number of new “out of county” residential care Learning Disability care placements you have fully or partly funded between 1 July 2017 and 31 May 2018

3) The average weekly fee for the new “in-county” placements at 1 above (please provide the range of fees (highest and lowest), and the median and mean)

4) The average weekly fee for the new “ out of-county” placements at 2 above (please provide range of fees (highest and lowest), and the median and mean)

5) The number of new “in-county” supported living Learning Disability care placements that cost over £1000 per week that you have fully or partly funded between 1 July 2017 and 31 May 2018

6) The number of new “out of county” supported living Learning Disability care placements that cost over £1000 per week you have fully or partly funded between 1 July 2017 and 31 May 2018

7) The average weekly fee for the new “in-county” placements at 5 above (please provide the range of fees (highest and lowest), and the median and mean)

8) The average weekly fee for the new “ out of-county” placements at 6 above (please provide range of fees (highest and lowest), and the median and mean)

9) A list of care providers you have used for new placements for learning disability residential care between 1 July 2017 and 31 May 2018 and the number of placements they have received in that period.


10) A list of care providers you have used for new placements for learning disability supported living care between 1 July 2017 and 31 May 2018 and the number of placements they have received in that period

 

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 21 June 2018

 888

All CCGs

 
1. Please could you provide the following information in excel format (also attached):


Year Number of GP seven-day access weekday hubs

Number of GP seven-day access available weekday appointments

Number of GP seven-day access utlilised weekday appointments

Number of GP seven-day access Saturday hubs

Number of GP seven-day access available Saturday appointments

Number of GP seven-day access utlilised Saturday appointments

Number of GP seven-day access Sunday hubs

Number of GP seven-day access available Sunday appointments

Number of GP seven-day access utlilised Sunday appointments

2017/18 H1 (April - Sept)         
2017/18 H2 (Oct - March)         
2018/19 H1 (April - Sept)         
Plan 2018/19 H2 (Oct - March)         

2. Please explain any changes to the service, including service provider or service specifications, since the start of the pilot program, including any reduction of hours or shift from GP face-to-face consultations to an alternative appointment type.

3. In 2017/18 how much did the CCG spend marketing evening and weekend GP appointments?

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