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Requests - September 2015

Date Reference

Question(s)

Response 
01/09/2015 147/15

1. What is the current standard CCG CHC rate? I.e. bed rate

2. When was the current standard CCG CHC rate set?

3. Has the CCG reviewed the current standard CHC rate since 1 April 2014 to see whether it accords with the rules contained within the National Tariff?

4. If the CCG has not reviewed the current standard CHC rate since 1 April 2014, when does it next intend to review the rate?

5. At the time the current standard CCG CHC rate was set/last reviewed, was there any consultation and/or engagement with care home providers regarding their actual efficient costs of providing CHC services? If so, what form did that consultation/engagement take and who was it with?

6. What does the CCG understand the actual efficient costs of care home providers’ to be in their delivery of CHC services within the CCG’s local area?

7. At the time of setting/reviewing the current standard CHC rate, how did the CCG satisfy itself that the rate was set at a level so as to ensure it is in the best interests of patients?

8. What provisions does the CCG have in operation for the funding of enhanced CHC needs?

9. Does the CCG currently commission CHC services under a framework agreement? If so, please identify that agreement.

10. If the CCG does operate a framework agreement, does it have any intention to review and or amend that agreement? If so, when does it intend doing so and will there be any consultation with care home providers in this regard?

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02/09/2015 148/15 1. Names and contact details of the Director, Head of, programme Lead, programme manager at NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group for the following:
  • Planned care
  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Continuing healthcare
  • Urgent care
  • Learning disabilities
  • Out of hospital
  • Contract management
  • Co-commissioning
  • Programme management office
  • Quality
  • Corporate Governance
  • Integrated Care
  • Children’s Care

2. Provide an organisation structural chart

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04/09/2015 149/15 Details of financial spend and forecast information for financial years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Please complete attached excel spreadsheet.

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07/09/2015 150/15 In relation to the below tender, please provide the full names and addresses of all of the companies who submitted a PQQ and/or ITT for this tender and whether they were successful or not.

Derby: Translation services
2015/S 013-019457
20/01/2015

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07/09/2015 151/15 1. What is the overall allocation of financial resources for financial year 2015/16?


2. What is the prevalence of overweight and obesity in your population?

3. How much of the CCG allocation for financial year 2015/16 is spent on children accessing the following services:
a. Tier 2 Children’s Weight Management Services
b. Tier 3 Children’s Weight Management Services
c. Tier 4 Children’s Weight Management Services

4. How much of the CCG allocation for financial year 2015/16 is spent on adults accessing the following services:
a. Tier 2 Adult Weight Management Services
b. Tier 3 Adult Weight Management Services

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09/09/2015 152/15 1. The name and address of the provider of the COPD intermediate care service within each of the CCGs your represent.


2. The contact details for the below (name, email address, office address, telephone number):
a. The provider of your COPD service
b. The Clinical Lead for COPD within your each of the CCGs you represent
c. The commissioner with responsibility for COPD services within each of the CCGs you represent

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09/09/2015 153/15 An update on a previous Freedom of Information request response dated 30 March 2015:

1. Services listed as currently under consideration to go out to tender in March 2015

2. Proof of Concept Pilots currently being run in March 2015

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10/09/2015 154/15

1. How many procedures have you commissioned for the 2015/16 financial year?

2. When was this work commissioned and how many providers were contracted?

3. When does your current cataract period come to an end?

4. At what point in time will you be tendering for future cataract contracts, and where will this be advertised?

5. In order to be considered as a supplier in the future do providers need to be registered under Any Qualified Provider in advance and if so who is the correct contact to begin this process.

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10/09/2015 155/15 1. Number of Admitted Patient Care for NHS funded patients in NON-NHS providers

2. Number of Admitted Patient Care for NHS funded patients

3. Number of Outpatient for NHS funded patients in NON-NHS providers 

4. Number of Outpatient for NHS funded patients

5. Number of Accident and Emergency data for NHS funded patients in NON-NHS providers

6. Number of Accident and Emergency data for NHS funded patients

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15/09/2015 156/15 1. Does your renal services department have a contract with an Equipment Provider or more than one Provider?

2. If a contract is in place, until when is it effective?

3. Who is/are the equipment Provider/s? (Eg. Baxter, Fresenius etc.)

4. Do you have an NHS home haemodialysis/peritoneal dialysis team?

5. If yes to above, does this team provide the supervision during treatment of a patient undergoing haemodialysis/ peritoneal dialysis?

6. If you do not have an NHS dialysis team, do you offer this service via a private care Provider?

7. If yes to above, who is the private care provider and what is the contract period?

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16/09/2015 157/15 1. Do you provide continence aids to meet the assessed needs of:

a. Care home residents who have been assessed as qualifying for fully-funded NHS Continuing Healthcare Yes / No?
b. Care home residents who have been assessed as qualifying for Funded Nursing Care payments Yes / No?
c. Care home residents who have been assessed as requiring personal care only ie. residential residents who are not in receipt of CHC or FNC funding Yes / No?

2. If you have adopted a different approach between 1a, 1b and 1c please explain why.

3. If the answer to any of Questions 1a, 1b or 1b is yes:
a. Please provide us with details of the continence aids that you provide (including the types of aids and number of items supplied per resident per week for each of the three categories of resident 1a, 1b and 1c).
b. Is the type of aid and amount of items supplied varied according to individual residents’ assessed need? If so, please explain how.  If not, please explain why not.
c. Have you set a maximum limit of the number of continence pads and / or other continence aids supplied per resident? If so, please tell us what this limit is and explain why it has been set at this level.

4. If you do not directly provide continence aids, do you instead make a payment to reimburse care homes for purchasing continence aids for their residents Yes / No?

5. If the answer to Question 4 is yes:
a. For the three categories of residents identified in Questions 1a, 1b and 1c,what is the amount of this payment per resident per week?
b. Is the amount paid a standard sum or does it vary according to a resident’s assessed needs?
c. Please provide us with details of your calculations to determine that the amount paid is sufficient to meet residents’ assessed needs.
d. Please provide us with details of your processes for making these payments (e.g. are they made upon receipt of an invoice from the care home, are they paid automatically together with Funded Nursing Care payments etc.?)

6. Does every care home resident get a continence assessment Yes / No. If the answer is no, please explain why not.

7. How often do you normally review a resident’s continence assessment? Do you have a maximum time limit between such assessments and if so, what is this limit?

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17/09/2015 158/15 How many GP practices in your area have been issued with a breach notice for failing to comply with the contractual duty to submit friends and family test data? Click here for Response
22/09/2015 159/15 1. Spend on Locum/Agency Doctors and Medical Locums for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year

2. Spend on Locum/Agency Nursing staff for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year

3. Spend on Locum/Agency Paramedics & Emergency Services Personnel for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year

4. Spend on Locum/Agency Social Workers for the April 2014 – March 2015 Financial Year

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04/11/2015 160/15 1. What policy do you have in place to determine eligibility for cataract surgery (for both first and second eye)? Please provide a copy of this policy together with a written statement of the reasons for this policy.

2. Have you made any changes to your policy since April 2013 or are you planning to make changes to your policy? Changes to include plans to approve changes for this financial year (2015/16) and the following financial year (2016/17). Please provide details of agreed and proposed changes. 

3. When will you change your cataract policy to reflect recommendations in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists commissioning guidance? This includes implementing section 11 – thresholds for cataract surgery and legal visual acuity requirements. Please provide details of the steps that will be taken to implement these changes.

4. Please provide details of any meetings (to include minutes) where cataract policies have been discussed in the last 3 years.

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29/09/2015 161/15

The information I require is in relation the organisation’s software contract specifically for:

  • Enterprise Content Management- covers the provision of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software and associated services including Document and Records Management (EDRM) solutions e.g. document scanning, image processing, web content and workflow management and systematic control e.g. document life cycle solutions.
  • Asset Management Software- is a business practice that involves managing and optimizing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilization, and disposal of software applications within an organization.
  • Data Management and Reporting Systems (DMRS) Software - covers the provision of Data Management and Reporting Systems (DMRS) software and associated services for the purposes of business intelligence, data and performance management including data warehouse provision, data manipulation, quality and integration tools, data analytics and big data solutions.
  • Mobile Application Solutions- covers the provision of Mobile Application Solutions for the purposes of delivering mobile application requirements for a variety of mobile devices, platforms and interfaces.
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28/09/2015 162/15 1. Does your CCG provide any medicine management services in care homes?


2. If yes, please can you provide the contact details (if not yourself) in order that we may be able to obtain details on:
a. How the service works (e.g. protocols, Service level agreements)
b. Any details on outcomes/impact of the service that have been collected and collated?

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