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Requests - November 2015

Date Reference

Question(s)

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02/11/2015 179/15 1. How many desktop PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they?

2. How many laptops/notebooks or tablet PCs do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they?

3. How many thin clients do you have at this site? Which brand(s) are they?

4. What operating systems do you run on your PCs/Laptops?

5. How many desktops, laptops and thin clients do you have in total in your organisation across the country?

6. How many physical servers do you have on site? Which brand(s) are they?

7. How many virtual servers do you have on site?

8. Which server virtualisation software do you use?

9. Which server operating systems do you use?

10. What supplier provides the maintenance (out of warranty) support on your desktops and servers and when does the contract expire?

11. What suppliers/brands of Storage Area Networking (SAN) do you use?

12. Which application do you use for Enterprise Resource Planning/Management (ERP/ERM)?

13. Which application do you use for Groupware Products?

14. Which application do you use for Database Products?

15. Which application do you use for CRM Software?

16. Which application do you use for Business Intelligence Systems?

17. Which application do you use for Finance & Accounting Systems?

18. Which application do you use for Human Resources Application Systems?

19. What are the names, line types and speeds of your ISPs?

20. Who is your primary voice carrier?

21. Approximately how many phone extensions do you have at this site?

22. Do you use VoIP for your internal communications?

23. Are your external calls through your voice carrier carried over VoIP or do they go over a conventional phone line?

24. Which brand of PBX do you use at this site?

25. Which supplier has the maintenance contract on your PBX and when does it expire

26. Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your data centre and when does the contract expire?

27. Who supplies the outsourced or managed service for your service desk and when does the contract expire?

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02/11/2015 180/15 1. Is Familial Hypercholesterolaemia a strategic priority within the CCG? If so, please indicate the strategic document in which FH features, and if FH has budget allocation.

2. What types of electronic patient record (EPR) software is used by GP practices within the CCG i.e. Emis or System one/TPP or Vision and which EPR software is used by the greatest number of GP practices?

3. Does the CCG have a preferred audit software provider, if so which provider?

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03/11/2015 181/15

1. Number of NHS Female PICU beds within your area

2. Number of Females placed out of area to a PICU bed in 2013/2014

3. Number of Females placed out of area to a PICU bed in 2014/2015

4. Number of females admitted to a PICU with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder in 2013 / 2014

5. Number of females admitted to a PICU with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder in 2014/2015

6. Average length of stay for females in an out of area PICU bed in 2013/2014 

7. Average length of stay for females in an out of area PICU bed in 2014/2015

8. Number of females placed out of area in a specialist inpatient Personality Disorder service in 2013/2014

9. Number of females placed out of area in a specialist inpatient Personality Disorder service in 2014/2015

10. Number of females placed in a specialist Mental Health Placement with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder in area in 2013/2014

11. Number of females placed in a specialist Mental Health Placement with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder in area in 2014/2015

12. Do you commission a Tier 3 or Tier 3.5 female Community Personality Disorder Service?

13. Do you block commission Female PICU beds within any of your current contracts for 2015/2016?

14. Are specialist nursing costs (1:1 and above) included in the occupied bed day prices you pay for female PICU both in NHS and non NHS hospitals?

15. Are transport costs included in the occupied bed day price you pay for female PICU to both NHS and non NHS Hospitals?

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03/11/2015 182/15

Please complete the attached request sent to all CCG’s in respect of CHC funded residents in Bupa Care Homes

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04/11/2015 183/15 1. I would like to request a copy, in Microsoft Word if possible or (if Word is not possible) in PDF, of the abortion consent forms that are used in the services covered by the CCG or (all the) CCGs for which you are FOI officer, whether undertaken in an NHS facility or in the private/independent sector.

2. I would also like to request any document you may have that approximates to an account of the pathway that a woman goes through from the point of requesting to undergoing an abortion.

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04/11/2015 184/15 1. The name of the CCG


2. What was the CCG's target for reducing avoidable unplanned admissions to hospital

a. 2014/15
b. 2015/16

Please provide this as a percentage reduction, a raw figure, or both if possible.

3. What was the CCG's performance on that target?

a. 2014/15
b. April to September (Qs 1 and 2) of 2015/16

4. If there was no specific target, what is the estimated percentage and/or number of unplanned admissions that were avoided because of admission avoidance programmes run by the CCG?

a. 2014/15
b. April-September 2015/16

5. What was the CCGs budget for programmes to reduce avoidable unplanned hospital admissions?

a. 2014/15
b. 2015/16

6. What was the CCG’s overall funding growth as a percentage between 2014/15 and 2015/16?

7. What percentage increase in funding was allocated to mental health services by the CCG from 2014/15 to 2015/16?

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06/11/2015 185/15 1. The total number of applications for NHS continuing health care funding. If possible, how many of these refer specifically to a mental health issue?  If this is not possible, can I just get the overall figures?

2. The number of rejected applications following an assessment for NHS continuing health care funding.  If possible, how many of these refer specifically to a mental health issue?  If this is not possible, can I just get the overall figures?

3. The number of applications subsequently accepted for NHS continuing health care funding following an appeal.  If possible, how many of these refer specifically to a mental health disorder?  If this is not possible, can I just get the overall figures?

4. A list of the top 10 largest retrospective pay-outs to individuals for NHS continuing health care funding following a successful appeal.  If possible, how many of these refer specifically to a mental health issue?  If this is not possible, can I just get the overall figures?

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11/11/2015 186/15 1. What Local Enhanced Services (LES) are offered to General Practice within your boundary?
 

2. Which practices have signed up to these LES? 

3. What activity have these active practices seen for each LES?

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12/11/2015 187/15 1. Who is part of your software development and testing framework?

2. What is your spend annually for development and testing of software?

3. Can you confirm if any further regional frameworks exist for such services in addition to the framework referred to in question 1?

4. When are the framework(s) referred to in question 1 and/or question 3 subject to re-procurement?

5. Who is your point of contact for IT procurement and what are their contact details?

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13/11/2015 188/15 1. Have you had any input, formal coordinating role or informal coordinating role with regards to EMR purchasing and/or use in primary care?

2. Have you had any input, formal coordinating role or informal coordinating role with regards to EMR purchasing and/or use in acute hospital trusts? 

3. Do you hold any information about any EMR franchising or coordination arrangements in your geographical area, even if you did not have any input or coordinating role?

4. Do you hold records of whether primary care centres in your commissioning area are able to franchise EMR to other primary care centres?

5. Do you hold records of whether acute hospital trusts in your commissioning area are able to franchise EMR to other trusts?

6. Is there functional interoperability (i.e. the ability to transfer of information between EMRs) between two acute trusts within your commissioning area?

7. Is there functional interoperability (i.e. the ability to transfer of information between EMRs) between a primary care organisation and an acute hospital trust in your commissioning area?

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15/11/2015 189/15 1. Name of GP Federation/Federating Organisation


2. Name of Chair/CEO/Lead

3. Contact email address

4. Postal address

5. Telephone

6. Website URL

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16/11/2015 190/15 1. What is the total number of psychiatric facilities in the CCG area?
 

2. How many of the psychiatric facilities in the CCG area have locked wards and/or locked rooms? 

3. Details of what premises/facilities have these locked wards/rooms and how long have they been used as locked facilities?

4. When was the last independent report/examination/inspection of each of these locked wards/rooms?

Please supply full details of the any written findings of this report/examination/inspection

5. How many incidents of patients being held in locked wards and/or locked rooms were recorded in each of the past three years?

6. How many patients were held in locked wards and/or rooms in each of the past three years?

Please include details of how long each individual was held in a locked ward/room.

7. How many individuals have been housed in a locked ward/room for more than six months over the past five years?

8. For any individual who has been housed in a locked ward/room for more than six months over the past five years please provide details of:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Condition(s) for which they are being treated
  • When they were first admitted to psychiatric care
  • Length of time they have spent in a locked ward/room over the past five years
  • Details of why the patient was initially placed in a locked ward/room
  • Whether the patient has absconded at any time over the previous five years
  • Whether the patient is currently held in a locked ward/room.

 

9. How many incidents of physical restraint were recorded at facilities within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

10. How many patients experienced physical restraint were recorded at facilities within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

11. How many incidents of face down restraint were recorded at facilities within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

12. How many incidents of physical restraint used to administer medication were recorded at facilities within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

13. How many incidents where police were involved in physical restraint were recorded at facilities within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

14. How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms?

15. How many incidents of physical restraint resulting in physical in injury were recorded at facilities within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

16. How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms?

17. How many incidents of physical restraint resulting in psychological harm were recorded at facilities within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

18. How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms?

19. How many incidents of physical restraint resulting in death at facilities were recoded within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

20. How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms?

21. How many complaints relating to physical restraint were recorded at facilities within the CCG area in each of the last three years?

22. How many of these were involving patients held in locked wards and/or locked rooms?

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17/11/2015 191/15 1. What is the total population of the area covered by your CCG?
 

2. What percentage of the population is over the age of 60 in the area covered by your CCG?  

3. What is your predicted spend on eye care services for the financial year 2015/16?

Please supply the figure in British Pound Sterling (GBP) and as a percentage of your total budget.

4. What was your total spend on eye care services for:

a. 2014/15 financial year
b. 2013/14 financial year
c. 2012/13 financial year

Please supply the figure in British Pound Sterling (GBP) and as a percentage of your total budget.

5. Are you planning to commission any new eye care services over the next 24 months?

If yes, which services and when?

6. Are you planning to make any changes to the commissioning arrangements of eye care services that are currently being delivered?

If yes, what changes and by when?

7. Who is the named lead with responsibility for eye care within your CCG?

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17/11/2015 192/15 1. Which mental health trust does the CCG commission inpatient psychiatric services from?

2. If applicable – which other CCGs also commission services from that mental health trust?

As of the 1st September 2015, within that mental health trust's (answer to question1) geographical boundary:

3. How many adult rehabilitation psychiatry inpatient beds did the CCG commission from NHS providers?

4. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q3) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

5. How many adult rehabilitation psychiatry inpatient beds did the CCG commission from independent sector providers?

6. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q5) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

7. How many adult rehabilitation psychiatry inpatient beds did the CCG commission from third sector providers?

8. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q7) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

As of the 1st September 2015, outside the mental health trust's (answer to question1) geographical boundary:

9. How many out-of-area adult rehabilitation psychiatry inpatient beds did the CCG commission from NHS providers?

10. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q9) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

11. How many out-area adult rehabilitation psychiatry inpatient beds did the CCG commission from independent sector providers?

12. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q11) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

13. How many out-of-area adult rehabilitation psychiatry inpatient beds did the CCG commission from third sector providers?

14. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q13) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

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18/11/2015 193/15 1. Which mental health trust does the CCG commission inpatient psychiatric services from?


2. If applicable – which other CCGs also commission services from that mental health trust?

As of the 1st September 2015, within that mental health trust's (answer to question1) geographical boundary:

3. How many acute adult inpatient beds did the CCG commission from NHS providers?

4. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q3) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

5. How many acute adult inpatient beds did the CCG commission from independent sector providers?

6. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q5) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

7. How many acute adult inpatient beds did the CCG commission from third sector providers?

8. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q7) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

As of the 1st September 2015, outside the mental health trust's (answer to question1) geographical boundary:

9. How many out-of-area acute adult inpatient beds did the CCG commission from NHS providers?

10. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q9) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

11. How many out-of-area acute adult inpatient beds did the CCG commission from independent sector providers?

12. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q11) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

13. How many out-of-area acute adult inpatient beds did the CCG commission from third sector providers?

14. How many patients in these beds (answer to Q13) were classified as Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC)?

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20/11/2015 194/15

Re: Implementation of NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance for Diabetic Macular Oedema and wet AMD Services

1. Have you implemented TA346, TA349, TA294 and TA155? If yes, when were they implemented? 

2. What process is used to access these treatments? Are they routinely commissioned or is an Individual Funding Request required?

3. We would also like to request a copy of any evidence or feedback which has been used to make decisions in regards to these NICE TAGs and copies of any related policy and meeting minutes where this issue has been discussed.

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23/11/2015 195/15 Please could you provide details of commissioning policies for elective surgical procedures which include referral thresholds or specific requirements for:
  • Patients who smoke
  • Patients who have a BMI over a specified level

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23/11/2015 196/15 1. What percentage of your staff have accepted and received a flu vaccination this year, from 1 April 2015?

2. Have you offered any incentives to staff to accept flu vaccinations? Such incentives would include holidays, consumer goods, benefits or cash offered as raffle or competition prizes. Please state what these incentives are.

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26/11/2015 197/15 Please provide the following information for each current contract (including APMS and AQP) and for contracts that have been signed and are due to start soon:
  • Provider Type – e.g., NHS, voluntary or private
  • Provider name
  • Service provided under the contract - (general description/clinical area)
  • The value of the contract overall
  • The length of the contract
  • Expiry date of the contract
  • An OJEU reference number

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26/11/2015 198/15

1. How much does it currently cost the CCG for a patient referred by a GP to have a 24 hour ECG recording (Holter)?

2. How many 24 hour ECG recording (Holter) are performed annually?

3. With regard to 12 lead ECGs, 24 hour ECG recordings (Holter), Echocardiograms and Audiograms can your GPs:

a. Refer their patients directly to a local provider via e-Referral or must they go via a referral service e.g. Devon Referral Support Service?

b. Refer their patients directly to a local provider via e-Referral or must the request be assessed as an appropriate referral by an intermediate service?

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30/11/2015 199/15 1. Please complete the following table for your registered patients, showing the number of procedures in the first, second or third position (please sum all instances) for a diagnosis of cholesteatoma in any position, per consultant, split into 18 and over and under 18s and then into whether the spell involved an overnight stay or was a day case, from 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015.

Please note patients may have more than one relevant procedure code in the first three procedure codes; please sum all instances where these codes appear even if patients are double counted. This is because we are looking at the number of procedures and not the number of patients.

2. Please include a separate count of the number of individual inpatients with a recorded diagnosis of cholesteatoma in any position for the same time period, split by 18 and over, and under 18.

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30/11/2015 200/15 1. How much seasonal resilience funding your CCG received in 2014/15, and how much it has been allocated for 2015/16

2. Please provide a breakdown of the purposes for which the 2015/16 funding has been used for

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