439FOI1314 - NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical

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Millennium Business Park
Station Road
Steeton
Keighley
BD20 6RB
[email protected]
www.airedalewharfedalecravenccg.nhs.uk
FOI Ref: 439FOI1314AWC
FOI Contact: Information Governance Team
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Telephone: (01274) 256089
02 October 2013
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information
Regarding your request for information, our response is set out below. Please note that all
Continuing Healthcare claims are handled by the Continuing Healthcare Department on
behalf of Bradford City, Bradford Districts and Airedale Wharfedale and Craven CCGs.
1. The number of claims received by NHS Airedale Wharfedale and Craven CCG following
the Department of Health announced cut off
The previous NHS Bradford and Airedale PCT in total received 618 written enquiries for
retrospective claims.
2. The number of staff engaged / being engaged to carry out retrospective reviews and
current assessments respectively
There are 8 members of staff working on retrospective reviews. There are 19 members of
staff working on current assessments.
3. Where additional staff is being sought an estimate for when you expect the recruitment
process to be completed
At present no additional recruitment is being sought.
4. The estimated time frame for completion of both retrospective reviews and current
assessments on average once the team is in situ if not already
We are unable to give an estimated time frame for the completion of retrospective
reviews until we have screened and processed all the applications.
In terms of current assessments, 80-85% of these are completed within 28 days of the
referral being received. There are some delays which are outside our control, e.g.
awaiting the allocation of a social worker, or for family members to be available to be part
of the assessment process
5. Whether the retrospective review team and current assessment team are based in the
same office. If not what are the addresses and contact details for the respective teams?
The retrospective review team and current assessment team are based in the same
office.
6. The name and contact details for the individual with overall responsibility for the
Continuing Healthcare Department
Nadine Newton, Operational Lead Continuing Healthcare. Tel: 01274 423003 Email:
[email protected]
7. The name and contact details for the Chair / Chief Executive of NHS Airedale Wharfedale
and Craven CCG
Dr Colin Renwick, Chair, Airedale Wharfedale and Craven CCG, Millennium Business
Park, Station Road, Steeton, Keighley, BD20 6RB. For further details please see
Airedale Wharfedale and Craven CCG website.
8. Confirmation whether any part of the retrospective review / current assessment process is
being outsourced, whether internally within the NHS or to a private party
Neither retrospective reviews nor the current assessment process is being outsourced.
9. If Work is being outsourced to whom and what is their address and contact details
Not applicable
10.
If work is being outsourced to an agent/independent party do they possess a
delegated authority to deal with cases of this nature
Work not being outsourced
11.
Where this firms cases are in relation to your waiting list
5 have gone through screening and are accepted for full or partial review
3 are waiting for screening
2 have been closed
1 case is still awaiting completed application
12.
Is there anything they we can do to assist the CCG in relation to these cases in order
to expedite the claims to a conclusion.
Thank you for your offer, we have our own systems in place but would just ask for your
patience, whilst we work through the large amount of cases.
I trust this provides you with the information you require.
If for any reason you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our decision you
should write to the Information Governance Manager, West and South Yorkshire and
Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit, Douglas Mill, Bowling Old Lane, Bradford BD5 7JR,
quoting the reference number above.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, with regards to this Freedom
of Information request, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner under
Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act. The Information Commissioner will not
investigate your case unless you have exhausted our complaints procedure. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioners Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Re-Use of Public Sector Information
If you wish to re-use the information you have requested, in whole or in part, please write to
the Freedom of Information Lead, West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning
Support Unit, Douglas Mill, Bowling Old Lane, Bradford BD5 7JR, quoting the reference
number above, stating the purpose(s) you wish to re-use the information for. You will receive
a response within 20 working days of receiving your request with any conditions and charges
that relate to the re-use of the information. These will be determined in line with the ‘Re-use
of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No. 1515).
Yours sincerely
Associate Information Governance Specialist
West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit
on behalf of NHS Airedale Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group
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