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Requests - March 2015

Date

Reference

Question(s)

Response

02/03/2015 24/15 1. Did your Clinical Commissioning Group provide free hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss in 2013/14 and 2014/15, and is it planning to provide them in 2015/16? 

2. How much has your Clinical Commissioning Group spent on hearing aids and other NHS audiology services in 2013/14 and 2014/15, and how much are you planning to spend on it in 2015/16?

3. How many a) digital and b) analogue NHS hearing aids have been fitted in your Clinical Commissioning Group in 2013/14 and 2014/15 (to date)?

4. How many people have been fitted with just one (and not two) hearing aids in your Clinical Commissioning Group in 2013/14 and 2014/15 (to date)?

5. What was the median waiting time between GP referral and the fitting on a hearing aid in 2013/14 and 2014/15 (to date) in working days?

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03/03/2015 25/15

1. How many children are on the waiting list for autism diagnosis in the Southern Derbyshire CCG catchment?

2. How long is the average wait for children to start the autism diagnostic assessment from referral to the autism team in the Southern Derbyshire CCG catchment?

3. How many children have been waiting longer than the NICE Guideline of 3 months in the Southern Derbyshire CCG catchment?

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from DHFT

03/03/2015

26/15

Please provide me with financial information, on the amount of public money spent on Homeopathic Medicine. In particular, I would like to know of any expenditure on homeopathic hospitals.

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03/03/2015 27/15

1. How many tenders for NHS-funded services the Clinical Commissioning Group has run, or plans to run, in the financial year 2014/15, and how many you expect to run in the financial year 2015/16?

2. What was the cost for the CCG of running the last tender that you did?

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02/03/2015 28a/15

1. Services which have been tendered within the last year outside of the contracting arrangements.

2. Services which are now out to tender – what for and when decisions are likely to be made.

3. What are the next services under consideration for going out to tender

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05/03/2015 28b/15

1. In last 2 years has your organisation used external recruitment agencies to hire for permanent or contract roles?

2. In list format what are the five highest paid external recruitment agencies with the total amount paid in the last 2 years?

3. What is the fee structure charged for the five highest paid vacancies by the above five external recruitment agencies and the roles that were hired for? Example: Office Manager - Salary £20,000 Fees paid 15% of salary = Total recruitment fees paid £3000. 

4. For the coming year what live vacancies does the organisation currently have for permanent or contract roles, please list these vacancies with the following;

  • Current or future positions and an exact salary figure
  • What type of positions are they? (Contract or Permanent)
  • Who is the hiring manager, please provide their full details: Full name, Telephone number, Email, Job Title and Department  

5. On which websites are these jobs advertised? Please clearly provide a link/list to where these jobs are advertised.

6. What is the process to selecting new recruitment agencies? Please provide the procurement process for selecting new recruitment agencies and what date is this conducted and by whom? Please provide full contact details.

7. Is there a purchase threshold below which allows the organisation to use external recruitment agencies which are not on any preferred supplier arrangements or contracts without going through a formal tender process?

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06/03/2015 29/15

Under the freedom of information act I am requesting a contact/s  for the commissioning of complex care packages for children within the CCG?

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06/03/2015 30/15

In (a) 2013/14, and (b) the first three quarters of the financial year 2014/15, how many NHS-funded services were competitively tendered by your Clinical Commissioning Group, and of these:

(i) How many went to the lowest bidder;

(ii) How many changed from being previously provided by an NHS provider to being provided by a private provider; and,

(iii) Of those that went to the lowest bidder, how many changed from being previously provided by an NHS provider to being provided by a private provider?

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06/03/2015 31/15

1. What range does the CCG insist a patient’s BMI must be in before they are eligible for bariatric surgery? Please provide details.

2. Does the CCG insist that a patient must have diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea or any other conditions before they are eligible for bariatric surgery? Please provide details.

3. Does the CCG impose any other restrictions on which patients are eligible to receive bariatric surgery? Please provide details.

4. If the answer to any of the above is yes, please explain why this is the case.

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10/03/2015 32/15

I would like to request the name, email address and direct telephone number of the individual(s) responsible for leading the Better Care Fund as well as the individual project workstream leads for the relevant issues (reablement, delayed discharge, urgent care, assessments, information sharing etc.)

In addition could you please provide the name, job title, email address and direct telephone number of all the individual(s) at the Director, Assistant Director, Head of Service, Service leads and Programme Manager level who work in the following areas:

  • Business Intelligence or Management Information
  • ICT
  • Performance Management
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10/03/2015 33/15

1. Does your CCG use a hospital admission avoidance scheme?

2. If yes does your CCG use an external provider? If so which provider?

3. How many patients have been contacted under the scheme and how many are currently 'enrolled' in the scheme?

4. Which diagnostic groups of patients have been targeted?

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10/03/2015 34/15

1. What services are available to support your populations to change their lifestyle behaviours (including smoking cessation, healthy eating, maintaining a healthy weight, physical activity and drinking responsibly)?

2. Are these services accessible by people living with or beyond cancer?

3. Do these services follow the appropriate NICE guidance?

4. How are these services delivered i.e. face to face (individual or group); digitally (text, email) etc.?

5. Are there any inclusion or exclusion criteria?

6. How long does the service last i.e. how long is an individual supported to change their lifestyle behaviour?

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12/03/2015 35/15

1. How much your Clinical Commissioning Group spent on support from Commissioning Support Units in (a) the financial year 2013/14 and (b) the first three quarters of the financial year 2014/15, including spending on advice, consultancy and services from the CSU?

2. Of this spending on support from Commissioning Support Units in
(a) the financial year 2013/14?
(b) the first three quarters of the financial year 2014/15?

How much of this spending related to support with putting NHS services out to tender? (Here, I am interested in the costs of all activities in preparing and running a tender, including scoping, stakeholder engagement, project planning, service specification, advertising, judging, interviewing, legalities, and so on.)

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16/03/2015 36/15

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide the name and email address for the person within the CCG who leads on vascular disease issues? E.g. the person who deals with enquiries about vascular disease or who commissions vascular disease services.

Please could you also provide the name and email address for the person within the Specialist Commissioning Group who leads on vascular disease issues?

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18/03/2015 37/15

1. The number of adult learning disability, mental health and autism NHS and third Sector hospital beds commissioned by your organisation.

2. The number of learning disability NHS and third Sector hospital beds for adults aged 18 plus you are planning to close or decommission in line with the Government recommendations following the publication of the Winterborne Report?

3. The location and the identity of the sites where the bed closures are to be made.

4. The proposed timescale for closure of the beds

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30/03/2015 38/15

1.  The Contact details for the Medicines Management and/or Optimisation team including:
a. Full Name
b. Contact Telephone Number
c. NHS email address
d. Or departmental email address

2. The contact details of Interface or locality pharmacists working for the above named CCG including:
a. Full Name
b. Contact Telephone Number
c. NHS email address

3.  The commissioning intentions of the above named CCG in 2015/16 relating to
a. A Formulary of approved cost effective Blood Glucose Meters
b. A Formulary of approved cost effective / low cost Insulin Pen Needles

If there are already guidelines in place relating to question 3 then a publicly accessible web link where these guidelines can be viewed.
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30/03/2015 39/15

1. No. of patients diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus (Specify time period)
a. Of those diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus, the number with high grade dysplasia
b. Of those diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus, the number with low grade dysplasia

2. No. of patients under surveillance with Barrett’s oesophagus:
a. Of those under surveillance, the number with high grade dysplasia
b. Of those under surveillance, the number with low grade dysplasia

3. No. of patients diagnosed with oesophageal adenocarcinoma

4. No. of patients diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus who had an endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
a. Of those who had EMR, the number for low grade dysplasia
b. Of those who had EMR, the number for high grade dysplasia
c. Of those who had EMR, the number for intramucosal cancer

5. No. of patients diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus who had radiofrequency ablation (RFA) without EMR
a. Of those who had RFA, the number for low grade dysplasia
b. Of those who had RFA, the number for high grade dysplasia
c.  Of those who had RFA, the number for intramucosal cancer

6. No. of patients diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus who had EMR followed by radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
a. Of those who had RFA, the number for low grade dysplasia
b. Of those who had RFA, the number for high grade dysplasia
c.  Of those who had RFA, the number for intramucosal cancer

7. No. of patients diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus treated with photodynamic therapy

8. No. of patients diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus treated with cryotherapy

9. No. of patients diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus who had an antireflux operation

10. No. of patients diagnosed with Barrett’s oesophagus who had an Oesophagectomy

11. Total no. of patients treated for oesophageal cancer
a. Adenocarcinoma
b. Squamous cell carcinoma
c. Other cancer types

12. Total no. of patients treated for oesophageal cancer who had previously been diagnosed with Barrett’s oeosophagus

13. No. of patients with high grade dysplasia put back into surveillance without any other treatment

14. Number of patients with HGD in surveillance who developed adenocarcinoma

15. No. of people with adenocarcinoma treated with endoscopic therapies

16. No. of people with stage T1A are treated with a) endoscopic therapies b) resection c) other treatments

17. No. of people with stage T1B are treated with a) endoscopic therapies b) resection c) other treatments

18. How many people with stage T2 are treated with a) endoscopic therapies b) resection c) other treatments

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30/03/2015 40/15

I am looking to identify the names of any GP Federations NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG is working with/has worked with.

If you could deliver this as a list, ideally including a telephone number, it would be much appreciated.

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