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Previous Requests March 2018

02/03/2018

813/18 

All CCGs

 1. Do you commission a fracture liaison nurse, or fracture liaison services for your patients? (i.e. for those who have suffered a fragility fracture)
 
2. If not, who is responsible for this service within your CCG?
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 01/03/2018

814/18

All CCGs 

How much in total is the CCG spending on evening and weekend GP appointments (the GP Access Scheme) in 2017/18? 

How much is this broken down by patient? 

How much in total have you budgeted to spend on the scheme in 2018/19? 

How much is this broken down by patient? 

What is the current percentage uptake of weekday evening appointments? 

What is the current percentage uptake of Saturday appointments? 

What is the current percentage update of Sunday appointments?

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 02/03/2018

815/18

E, SD 

Under the FOI act, could you kindly please provide me with a current list of the email addresses of all Practice Managers within your CCG and the relevant GP surgeries they manage.
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 05/03/2018

 816/18

All CCGs 

Please advise of all payments made by the CCG to the company Primary Healthcare Training Limited, Companies House number 07942875. Click here for response
 05/03/2018

 817/18

ND

1. Please could you provide me with a name and contact details (phone number, address and email address) of who your key contact is in your procurement department?  

2. And also the website in which you advertise your tenders?               
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 08/03/2018

818/18

All CCGs

1. How many people are on the CCG board.

2. How many of these board members are GPs.

3. How many females and how many males are on the board. Of the board members that are GPs - how many are females and how many are male?

4. How many of the board members have disclosed their ethnicity, and how many identify as BME. Of the board members that are GPs - how many have disclosed their ethnicity, and how many identify as BME?

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 22/03/2018

827/18

ND

 I would like details and information as to how a GP will refer a patient to a consultant and also how a GP will refer to a hospital.

What are the inherent costs and any cash incentives to GP practices to limit and reduce these referrals ?

How are the number of referrals measured ?

How are the referrals perhaps split between types of medical condition ?

How are the referrals split between age groups.

What are the parameters used to decide when to refer to hospital or consultant ?

Could you also provide totals of referrals split over the practices within the North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group over the last 5 years, plus the costs please.

               

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09/03/2018 

 820/18

All

1) Please provide the total number of GP surgeries operating in your area. And the total number of patients covered.

2) Please provide the total number of those GP surgeries which are being run by interim caretakers, rather than fully contracted out. Please also provide the number of patients those surgeries cover.

3) For 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 so far, please provide the number of GP surgeries where partners have handed their contract back and please also attach the names of the surgeries and the registered partner (s).

4) Please provide the average total cost (or the cost in each instance if average is unworkable) to the CCG of putting the returned contract out to tender/procurement. Please breakdown the costs where possible to marketing, advertising, tendering, legal costs etc.

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 12/3/2018

821/18

All

 1. Does the CCG operate or commission a referral management service? 
2. If yes when was this scheme procured by the CCG and when did it come into operation?  
3. If no, does the CCG plan to implement a referral management service in the next two years?  
4. Do you deliver this service yourself or is it commissioned from an external organisation?
 
5. If commissioned from and external organisation, please state who? 

If the CCG does operate, or has commissioned, a referral management service:
6. Please list the specialities that are covered by the referral management service?   
7. How much did the CCG spend on referral management services for GP referrals in 2017/18, and how much does it plan to spend in 2018/19? 
8. When are the existing referral management services due for renewal?  

And finally:
9. Does the CCG track or estimate the savings made from using a referral management service?  
10. If yes, please provide actual or estimated savings?  

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 14/03/2018

 822/18

All

 Under the Freedom of information act please could you provide me with the name and email address of the people that hold the following responsibilities within your CCG

•       Director of Commissioning
•       Planned Care Lead
•       Contracts and Commissioning Manager

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 15/03/2018

 823/18

SD

 I am writing to obtain information about elections to the Trust’s Council of Governors, for all elections held since 2012.

Please include the following information:
• Date of ballot
• Balloting company used
• Total number of eligible voters
• Number of ballots issued (if different from the above)
• Number of votes cast
• Number of paper ballots
• Number of electronic ballots
• Turnout
• Total Cost
• Cost charge by balloting company for admin
• Cost charged for scrutineering including staff
• Costs for other services
• Any events or activities either social, marketing, CPD that your existing and potential ballot suppliers invite you too

Information not held.

Request redirected to Foundation Trusts.

16 March 2018

 824/18

All

 1.     Has your CCG(s) implemented direct booking of GP appointments from NHS 111?
 
2.     What percentage of callers to NHS 111 are given the option of booking an in-hours GP appointment?
 
3.     What percentage of the callers that are offered the option of booking an in-hours GP appointment take up the offer?
 
4.     How many GP appointments in your CCG(s) are reserved for NHS 111 direct booking?
 
5.     Of the GP appointments that are reserved for NHS 111, how many are booked through the direct booking service?
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16 March 2018

 825/18

All

 1.         Have any non-emergency patient transport service contracts been withdrawn by the CCG from a provider since 2013? For each case, please provide the reason(s) that this occurred and further details if possible.
 
2.         Have any non-emergency patient transport service contracts been handed back to the CCG since 2013? For each case, please provide the reason(s) that this occurred and further details if possible.
 
3.         What was the total spend on non-emergency patient transport by the CCG each financial year from 2013/14 to 2016/17? If possible, please also supply us with the budgeted spend for 2017/18. It would be useful if you could make it clear to us if these figures are adjusted for inflation or not.
 
4.         What was the percentage spend on non-emergency patient transport by the CCG each financial year from 2013/14 to 2016/17 as a proportion of the total CCG spend that year? If possible, please also supply us with the same information for the budgeted spend for 2017/18.
 
5.         How many individual non-emergency patient transport journeys were provided in each financial year from 2013/14 to 2016/17?
 
6.         What percentage of individual non-emergency patient transport journeys were provided to people aged 65 and over in each financial year from 2013/14 to 2016/17?
 
7.         For patients aged 65 and over, how many non-emergency patient transport journeys were going to hospital and how many were a return from hospital in 2016/17?
 
8.         How many incidents of delayed discharge due to non-emergency transport were reported in each financial year from 2013/14? How many were there for people aged 65 and over?

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 20 March 2018

 826/18

All

 In regards as the questions themselves,  I am looking at how over the last couple of years new services are developing, allowing traditionally hospital centred services to be provided in the community, by general practice, with some support of secondary care. For example in our CCG we have CPNs providing services from the GP premises, trying to focus on patients that need more than primary care, but that are not severe mental illness. The guidelines for it suggest:
Primary Care Mental Health Liaison Practitioner (wrap-around service)
•Moderate-severe mood disorders.
•Chronic or complicated history, poor functioning, moderate-severe risk.
•History of poor or unsuccessful engagement in IAPT or similar services
•Poor prognosis for recovery within IAPT.
•Patients previously rejected as inappropriate for CMHT where presentation is similar.
(Suggested way of working: Refer by task to Liaison Practitioner for review)

•Frequent A&E / acute liaison psychiatry contact with mental illness /emotional distress.
•MH QoF register – poor concordance, non -attendance for physical health reviews, chaotic presentation.
•Decision support, query referrals CMHT
•Patients discharged from secondary care after OD –no clear follow-up.
(Suggested way of working: Either task (for quick decision support) or book to Liaison Practitioner's slots)

SO, in the same way I would like to see what is happening around the country. There is also on question one the issue of new patways, so patients can go for testing without going via A&E (DVT pathway,…)

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 23 March 2018

828

All 

 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 2016 to 23 March 2017:
 
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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 23 March 2018

829

All 

 1. How many people have been successful in getting the FreeStyle Libre system prescribed since it was included on the NHS Drug Tariff in November 2017?

2. What are the criteria on which decisions about prescribing the FreeStyle Libre system are made?

3. What was the decision-making process for establishing the prescribing criteria for the FreeStyle Libre system?

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 23 March 2018 830 All  1. Do you commission antenatal education classes? – yes or no? If yes, what is the annual budget for this/these contracts/service provision?
 
Commission antenatal education classes? Annual budget
 
2. Answer only if you commission antenatal education classes:
(a) Do the practitioners delivering the classes use a specific evidence-based programme/s/model/s? – yes or no?
(i) If yes, which one/s and is it/are they licensed?
(ii) If no, briefly describe the what programme is provided.
(b) Which senior manager/s is/are responsible for the commissioning of this/these service/s? What is/are their email address/s?
 
Use of specific evidence-based model/programme? Programme/s/model/s used Is it licenced?  Name of senior manager Email address of senior manager
        
3. Answer only if you commission antenatal education classes:
(a) Which organisation provides this/these service/s? What are the contract start and end dates?
(b) Are the classes commissioned individually as a cost and volume contract or as part of a block contract?
 
Programme/s/model used Name of provider organisation Contract start date Contract end date Cost and volume contract or part of block contract?
    
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24 March 2018 831 ND  Dear NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, How many requests were made by Derbyshire County Council in 2017 for assessments for EHCP?
How many of these requests were denied by the CCG?
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25 March 2018 832 SD  Under the Freedom of Information Act 2010, can you please provide your organisation’s total spend for either the last calendar year (2017) or last full financial year with NHS Supplies in respect of Dressings and Bandages. This is either direct spend by yourselves or as part of any contract, you let for these services. Info not held - redirected to providers
 27 March 2018 833 All  1. Does your CCG currently provide Urea Breath Testing (UBT) for H Pylori?
2. If yes how do you contract this?
3. If yes, is this contract changing in the future?
3. Please could you provide a copy of this contract agreement or a link to its location online
4. If no, Is this something you are currently looking at or would like to?
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29 March 2018 834 All

• In the last 5 years, how many walking frames (including zimmer frames, wheeled walkers, rollators and pick-up walkers) and how many walking sticks have been issued to patients by your CCG?  Please include separate numbers for each category of walking aid.

• What was the total spend by your CCG on the above for each of the last 5 years? (if possible, please break this down by year and item type).

• How many of the above have been returned to your CCG by patients over the last 5 years? (if possible, please break this down by year and item type).

• Of those returned, how many were deemed fit for re-use and how many were classed as unfit for re-issue?

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