Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding spending and contracts for older person’s care services (aged 65 and over). Please provide answers on the attached Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
For clarification, EMI stands for elderly mentally infirm. If figures for 2020/21 are not available please provide budgeted or predicted figures.
Email our FOI team for a copy of the completed spreadsheet.
My request relates to continuing healthcare payments. I appreciate CCGs are under huge amounts of pressure at the moment, though this request is necessary for my research on the pandemic. My request is as follows.
I am looking for some assistance with your organisations spend and transparency data.
There appears to be no file available for the month of Feb 2020. Could you advise when the file will be made available to view online? Would it be possible for you to email me a copy of the Feb 2020 file please?
NHS Kernow can confirm in line with section 1 of the act that the information is held by the organisation. Under section 22 of the act, information intended for future publication, NHS Kernow exempt the release of the requested information. The information will be published on NHS Kernow’s website in due course.
Usually this information is published on our website within 2 months after the end of each month. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic this work has been delayed and will be published shortly.
We are comparing the different rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis biologic pathways. We kindly request if you would be able to send us your most up to date biologic pathways for these 3 conditions from all the CCGs that fall under your bracket.
Details of the biologics pathways for the 3 conditions were attached to the response. Email our FOI team for a copy of the attachments.
In relation to the IAPT service(s) which your CCG commissions, please could you tell us whether this service provides couple therapy for depression (also called behavioural couples therapy)?
Yes, behavioural couples therapy (BCT) is in the specification for our IAPT service. However, it is not currently being delivered as the trained therapists who were qualified to deliver this modality have left the organisation and have not yet been replaced. There are plans to factor the re-recruitment in this skill set into future IAPT workforce planning. However, at this time NHS Kernow cannot give the timeframe.
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the leadership team of your STP. Please could provide the name of the individual and their job title, associated to each of the below work streams. In cases where there are joint leads, please include the names of both individuals.
I would appreciate a response as detailed as possible please.
Simon Stevens and Amanda Pritchard wrote to all NHS trusts and CCG chief executives on 29 April to advise that employers, on a precautionary basis, should conduct risk assessments for staff at greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic and to act accordingly.
Has your organisation completed risk assessments on all black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff? What precautions, if any, have you put in place to protect BAME staff once they’ve been risk assessed?
The majority of NHS Kernow’s staff continue to work from home. A process is in place to support any colleagues who may have additional risks factors, including BAME. This process includes risk assessment and access to support and advice from occupational health. The risk assessments, working requirements and support mechanisms are regularly reviewed in line with national guidance in order to support and protect individuals appropriately.
On 29 April, the chief executive and the chief operating officer of NHS England, Sir Simon Steven and Amanda Pritchard wrote in a letter addressing the second phase of the NHS response to COVID19; a recommendation to risk-assess staff at potentially greater risk and make appropriate arrangements accordingly.
I would therefore like to make a FOI about the clinical commissioning group’s (CCGs) action in this regard, to date. This is to help assess the differences and or similarities in CCGs practices and to help inform best practices in primary care nationwide.
Please provide communications addressing:
On 11 May 2020 NHS Kernow communicated the following recommendations and guidance to all GP practices in the weekly GP bulletin.
NHS England and Improvement have updated their guidance for NHS employers on carrying out risk assessments for staff, particularly those potentially at more risk due to their race, age, disability or pregnancy. More specific guidance on risk assessment for BAME staff in primary care is in development. Expectation is that this will be high level and complement what has been produced nationally.
At the date of your Freedom of Information request no recommendations have been received from primary care providers or any monitoring processes in place concerning this risk assessment and appropriate arrangements.
I would like to request the below information.
A list of pharmaceutical products/drugs that your primary care organisation currently holds rebate agreements for.
I would like to request the product names (brand and generic when applicable) with start and finish dates and I fully understand that the financial details of the rebates would be considered commercially confidential.
NHS Kernow publishes rebate scheme information on our website.
Can you please provide me with the following?
NHS Kernow does not release the names of employees below director level. Andrew Abbott is the director of integrated care (primary care).
Vitamin D guidance can be found on the NHS Kernow formulary website.
A vitamin D leaflet is also available on the NHS Kernow formulary website.