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Requests - May 2015

Date

Reference

Question(s)

Response

01/05/2015 60/15

Would you please be able to tell me about the telemonitoring programs in your CCG?

Also, I would be grateful if you could tell me if these programs are financed by public funds, private or both.

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05/05/2015 61/15

Information on the price of diagnostic test services – Primary care only.

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05/05/2015 62/15

1. The total CCG budget for the financial year 2014-2015.

2. The total spent on Pathology services in the financial year 2014-2015 (PRIMARY CARE ONLY).

3. If you are in a position to supply this, what is the total unit activity of Pathology services in the financial year 2014-2015 (PRIMARY CARE ONLY).

Items 1 and 2 will allow me to calculate by CCG the percentage of the CCG budget spent on open access Pathology. Items 2 and 3 will allow me to calculate the average unit cost of Pathology without requesting individual test or specific pricing information.

Please note to save any confusion NHS England commissions GP services but CCGs pay for the Pathology tests those GPs send to their local laboratory under open/direct access arrangements.

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05/05/2015 63/15

Does the Southern Derbyshire CCG currently fund Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) testing and Ambulatory ECG (a.k.a. Holter monitoring / 24-hour ECG)?

If so, what is the fee paid per test, and annual number performed within:

  • GP Practices or other community providers
  • Hospitals via GP Direct Access (please include name of Trust)?
  • Hospitals via cardiology referral (please include name of Trust)?
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05/05/2015 64/15

ICT Documents:
1. ICT Strategy - I require the document that holds future plan and strategy of the organisation’s ICT department.

2. ICT Departmental Business Plan

3. ICT Technical Strategy.

4. ICT Structure

5. ICT Capital budgets and programmes

If you feel that your organisation or the department hold other documents that relate to my request or the document above please send them accordingly.

Lead member:

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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06/05/2015 65/15

1. Please confirm or deny that the CCG/ Health Board has primary care rebate contracts for:
a) Medicines
b) ACBS products
c) Devices 

2. Please confirm or deny that the CCG/Health Board is in receipt or has rebate agreement or discounts for anticoagulants

3. Please confirm which products the CCG/ Health Board has rebate agreements or discounts for.

4. Please confirm or deny if the CCG/Health Board has a policy that refers to PrescQIPP or LPP or any other body to review of a rebate scheme in order to enter into a rebate contract. Please specify which body or organisation.

5. Please confirm or deny the availability of a rebate policy for the CCG/Health Board and where this can be accessed or whether a policy is in development.

6. Please confirm the number of rebate or discount contracts that the CCG/Health board has entered into in the last 12 months for:
a) Medicines
b) ACBS products
c) Devices 

7. Please confirm the number of rebate or discount contracts that the CCG/Health board has ended in the last 12 months for
a) Medicines
b) ACBS products
c) Devices

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07/05/2015 66/15

1. The contact information for the following roles would be appreciated:

  • Director / Head of Business Intelligence / Informatics / IT
  • Head Of Commissioning
  • Director of Transformation
  • Director of Finance / Chief Finance Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Head of Performance Management
  • Director of Quality

2. Does the CCG use a Business Intelligence and / or Reporting product currently?

3. What is this application / Application suite?

4. Is it provided by a CSU?

5. Does the CCG use a Performance Management / Action tracking application?

6. Which application is this?

7. Is it provided by the CSU?

8. Which IT systems will the CCG be looking to purchase over the coming 12 months? 

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07/05/2015 67/15

CORRECTED REQUEST:

Please may I make the following FOI Act request for information:

1. What was the total Personal Medical Services (PMS) budget spent on GP practice members of NHS Southend CCG in 2013/14 and 2014/15 respectively?

2. What is the total PMS budget for 2015/16 for GP practices that are members of NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG?

3. How many PMS contracted GP practices were members of NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG on 31 March 2013; 31 March 2014; and 31 March 2015 respectively?

4. Over how many years is ‘premium’ PMS funding being phased out in NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG area?

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12/05/2015 68/15

Please let me know:

a. Which rebate schemes the CCG is currently engaged in (name of drug plus name of manufacturer and what type of rebate eg discount by prescribing volume)?
b. When each contract was signed
c. Whether each drug was in the local formulary when the contract was signed
d. Where savings from each rebate are included in the commissioning budget or are accounted for as "other income"
e. Whether CCG employees receive any financial or other reward for achieving savings via PCRS.

Please let me have copies of:

f. Any information or requests sent to GP practices in the 6 months since contract signature with respect to these rebates (eg informing them that the drugs under the scheme are now cheaper)
g. Copies of the PCRS contracts, redacted as appropriate. 

I would also like:

h. Details of any other rebates or benefits obtained by the CCG arising from membership (either membership of the CCG itself or local GPs' membership) of other manufacturer discount schemes.

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13/05/2015 69/15

1. Does the CCG commission NHS funded services for the assessment and treatment of Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration?

2. If the CCG does commission such services, please provide a list of providers commissioned for the following periods:

  • 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015
  • 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016

3. For each provider listed, please provide

  • ·A copy of the pricing scheme agreed for the financial year 2015/16
  • ·A copy of the contract or extract from contract and/or any variation thereof, or any service level agreement that covers the period 2015/16
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13/05/2015 70/15

In your Clinical Commissioning Group, in the financial year 2015/16:

Is there an established pathway for referral to a designated Foot Protection Service of all people with diabetes who are defined as being at increased risk of foot ulcers during annual foot risk surveillance? Such referral should enable further expert assessment and long term risk management.

Yes  
No   ☐

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19/05/2015 71/15

Could you please provide me with the details of any prescribing rebate schemes and QIPP prescribing schemes active within your CCG during the financial year 2014/15?

Please answer the questions below:

1. Primary Care Prescribing Rebate Schemes

2. What was the total income for the CCG from rebates during 2014/15?

3. QIPP Prescribing Schemes

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20/05/2015 72/15

1. What is your position as commissioners for the local population, regarding the prescribing of anti-TNF therapy treatment in patients with non-radiographic Ankylosing Spondylitis? I am aware of the NICE guidelines for prescribing biologics in these patients, but I want to know your individual CCG opinion on this matter.

2. I would like to know if your CCG has had any Individual Funding Requests for anti-TNF treatment for patients in this situation, say in the last 3 years, and what the outcome of the funding requests were. If possible I would like to know whether these patients were male or female.

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21/05/2015 73/15

1. Name of your Clinical Commissioning Group?

2. In the following financial years how much money has your CCG allocated to mental health services NOT including services for dementia?
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected budget for 2015/16

3. What percentage of the total annual budget of the CCG went to mental health services NOT including services for dementia in the following years?
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected budget for 2015/16 

4. How many adult patient referrals for mental health did your CCG commission treatment for in the following years (not including dementia treatment)
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected number for 2015/16 

5. In the following financial years how much money has your CCG allocated to child and adolescent mental health services?
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected budget for 2015/16 

6. What percentage of the total annual budget of the CCG went to child and adolescent mental health services in the following years?
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected budget for 2015/16 

7. How many child and adolescent patient referrals for mental health did your CCG commission treatment for in the following years?
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected number for 2015/16

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27/05/2015 74/15 I am seeking to establish what direct and indirect, financial and other interests in pharmaceutical companies or device/dressings etc. supply companies members of the CCG and their advisors have.

Please use this template and fill in for ALL members of the CCG (or where multiple CCGs are covered, the relevant CCGs) including board and staff members, prescribing or medicines advisors and any members of prescribing committees and sub-committees for the last financial year (March 2014/15) to date where the interest relates to a pharmaceutical or device/dressings/medical equipment supply company.

Please name each Pharmaceutical or Device Company with which an individual has engaged (eg. sat on an advisory board, received training). It is not sufficient to say that an individual has advised a number of companies.

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27/05/2015 75/15

1. What is the name of the CCG/CCGs you will provide information for?

2. In the following financial years how much of the CCG budget has been allocated/commissioned to palliative/end of life care services? (please give best estimate if not possible to get exact figure):
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected budget for 2015/16

3. What percentage of the total annual budget of the CCG went to palliative/end of life care services in the following years? (Please give best estimate if not possible to get exact percentage)
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected budget for 2015/16

4. If possible, please outline briefly what services the CCG has commissioned for end of life/palliative care with the projected budget for 2015/16? I.e. Helpline, district nurses, hospice funding.

5. How much money in the following years did the CCG provide to hospices in their area?
a. 2013/14
b. 2014/15
c. Projected for 2015/16

6. How many complaints in the following years has the CCG received relating to the end of life care/palliative care of a patient provided by the CCG?
a. 2013
b. 2014
c. So far 2015

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27/05/2015 76/15

Total budget
What was your total budget for 2014/15 and what is your projected budget for the year 2015/16? 

Total primary care spend
What was the total spend on primary care services in 2014/15?

What is the projected primary care spend in 2015/16? 

Organisational costs
How much of the 2014/15 budget was attributed to organisational costs – described in this request as monies for administration, salary, utilities, and rent?

Is this figure set to change in 2015/16?

What is the projected figure for 2015/16

Pooling budgets
How much of your total budget for 2014/15 was pooled with local authorities?

What local authorities do you work with?

Is the amount of pooled budgets set to increase in 2015/16?

How much money will be pooled with local authorities in 2015/16?

Co-commissioning
What amount of monies were allocated to co-commissioning primary care services alongside NHS England in 2014/15?

Is this figure set to change in 2015/16 and if so, what amount of monies allocated to co-commissioning is projected? 

Population size
What is your population size?

How much money was allocated per individual in your population in 2014/15?

What is the projected money per head in 2015/16? 

Care sectors and settings
How much of your total budget will be spent on patient education for 2015/16? How much was spent on patient education in 2014/15? 

How much of your total budget will be spent on training for NHS workers and clinical professionals in 2015/16?

How much was spent on training for NHS workers and clinical professionals in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on primary care property maintenance for 2015/16?

How much was spent on primary care property maintenance in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on clinical research for 2015/16?

How much was spent on clinical research in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on children’s services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on children’s services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on GP services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on GP services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on pharmacy and pharmacy services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on pharmacy and pharmacy services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on out-of-hours services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on out-of-hours services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on optometry for 2015/16?

How much was spent on optometry in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on dentistry for 2015/16?

How much was spent on dentistry in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on physiotherapy for 2015/16?

How much was spent on physiotherapy in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on telehealth for 2015/16?

How much was spent on telehealth in 2014/15?

Clinical conditions
How much of your total budget will be spent on cancer services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on cancer treatment in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on diabetes services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on diabetes services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on respiratory services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on respiratory services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on eye services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on eye services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on cardiovascular disease services for 2015/16? How much was spent on cardiovascular disease services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on chronic kidney disease services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on chronic kidney disease services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on mental health services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on mental health services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on allergy services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on allergy services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on specials for 2015/16?

How much was spent on specials in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on public health on children aged 0-5 for 2015/16?

How much was spent on public health on children aged 0-5 in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on smoking cessation services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on smoking cessation services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on sexual health services for 2015/16?

How much was spent on sexual health services in 2014/15?

How much of your total budget will be spent on vaccinations for 2015/16?

How much was spent on vaccinations in 2014/15?

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29/05/2015 77/15

Please answer me the following regarding Non-emergency Patient Transport Services (PTS) for your population.

1. Who provides PTS for your population? (eg. Local ambulance service, NSL)

2. What is the geography of this service? (eg. provide for my CCG, provide for the county, provide for x hospital)

3. What are the performance standards they operate under? (eg. Discharge – 90% of patients to be collected in 4 hours of ready time. Categories for performance usually being Discharge from inpatient, Travel Time, Arrival time & Departure time)

4. What was their performance, by month, against the above standards? (For 14/15 financial year)                    

5. How much does this service cost per year? (Overall for the geography covered by the service and for each provider)

6. How many journeys did they undertake in the reference period? (14/15 financial year)

*If you have multiple providers could you answer the questions for each provider?

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