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NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to openness, transparency and accountability. The CCG routinely makes information available to the public and encourages them to take an active interest in the work we do. We are committed to promoting patient centred care, increasing patient choice and involving people in making decisions. The CCG supports NHS England's vision of 'no decision about me, without me'.​

1 Wh​o we are and what we do

1.1 How we fit into the NHS structure

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. There are currently over 200 CCGs in England.

Commissioning is about getting the best possible health outcomes for the local population, by assessing local needs, deciding priorities and strategies, and then buying services on behalf of the population from providers such as hospitals, clinics and community health bodies. It’s an ongoing process, and CCGs must constantly respond and adapt to changing circumstances. CCGs are responsible for the health of their entire population, and are measured by how much they improve outcomes.

NHS Lewisham CCG is:

  • A membership body, with local GP practices as the members;
  • Led by an elected Governing Body made up of GPs, other clinicians including a nurse and a secondary care consultant, and lay members;
  • Responsible for healthcare commissioning such as mental health services, urgent and emergency care, elective hospital services, and community care;
  • Independent, and accountable to the Secretary of State for Health through NHS England;
  • Responsible for the health of 270,000 local people.

The CCG works closely with NHS England, which has three roles in relation to us. NHS England has a responsibility to assure themselves that we are fit for purpose, and are improving health outcomes. Secondly, NHS England must help support our development. Finally, NHS England are also direct commissioners, responsible for highly specialised services. The CCG has also taken on joint responsibility alongside NHS England as co-commissioners of Primary Care (GP Practices only), working with NHS England’s Regional Teams.

As Local Authorities are now responsible for the majority of public health, CCGs work closely with them through Health and Wellbeing Boards to achieve the best possible outcome for the local community, by developing a joint needs assessment and strategy for improving public health.

Commissioning is the process of planning, agreeing and monitoring services. Securing services is much more complicated than securing goods and the diversity and intricacy of the services delivered by the NHS is unparalleled.
Commissioning is not just one action. These range from the health-needs assessment of the local population, patient pathways, to service specification and contract negotiation or procurement, with continuous quality assessment.
There is no single geography across which all services should be commissioned. Some local services can be designed and secured for a population of a few thousand, while for rare disorders, services need to be considered and secured nationally.

1.2 Organisational structure
Good governance is making sure that we achieve our aims for local people and those that use the NHS services in Lewisham that we commission. It is also making sure we do this in an effective, efficient and ethical way. NHS Lewisham CCG is a public body and a membership organisation made up of all the GP practices in Lewisham and led by a governing body of elected local GPs and other experts. Details of members can be found here.

Details of the general practices who are members of the CCG can be found here.

The CCG's Governance structure can be found here.

1.3 Lists of and information relating to key organisations with which the CCG works in partnership
To better identify what services local people need, we also work closely with partners such as London Borough of Lewisham and Public Health England to agree priorities based on the information that we have gathered between us.
The main hospital in Lewisham is University Hospital Lewisham.  It is part of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust which is also the provider for community healthcare services in Lewisham. They offer medical, surgical and emergency services for the local community.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of NHS mental health services to people in Lewisham. We also work closely with Healthwatch Lewisham and London Ambulance Service.

1.4 Senior executives and management board/governing body members
The CCG are led by an elected Governing Body made up of GPs, other clinicians including a nurse and a secondary care consultant, and lay members. Details of our Governing Body can be found here.

Details of our Caldicott Guardian and Senior Information Risk Owner can be found in NHS Digital’s national register here.

1.5 Location and contact details for public-facing departments

Freedom of Information Team

Complaints Team

2 What we spend and how we spend it

2.1 Financial statements, budgets and variance reports

Annual Reports

Over £25k expenditure

2.2 Staff and Board members’ allowances and expenses

Details of staff salaries and allowances can be found in our annual reports.

2.3 Staff pay and grading structures

Our ‘pay multiple’, which is the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median average salary of the whole of the CCG’s workforce, is 2.37.

2.4 Pay – Very senior managers

Details of salaries for very senior managers can be found on page 95 of our annual report.

2.5 Pay – NHS staff other than very senior managers

Staff pay scales are in line with the NHS Agenda for Change pay bands. Spine points from 1 April 2016 can be found here.

High cost area supplements (HCAS) are paid to all NHS staff groups who are covered by the Agenda for Change agreement on working in inner and outer London and the fringe zones.

These supplements are expressed as a proportion of basic pay (including the value of any long term recruitment and retention premia) but are subject to a minimum and maximum level of extra pay.

HCAS payments are pensionable. They will not count as basic pay for the purposes of calculating the rate of overtime, unsocial hours pay or on call payments.


Area 

Level (1 April 2016)

Inner London

20 per cent of basic salary, subject to a:

  • Minimum payment of £4,158 and a maximum payment of £6,405

Outer London

15 per cent of basic salary, subject to a:

  • Minimum payment of £3,518 and a maximum payment of £4,483

Fringe

5 per cent of basic salary, subject to a:

  • Minimum payment of £961 and a maximum payment of £1,665

Full details of the Agenda for Change pay arrangements are available in the NHS Terms and conditions of service handbook.

This is an online resource which is updated as amendments are made. The Agenda for Change handbook contains the national agreements on pay and conditions of service for NHS staff other than very senior managers and medical staff.

All our current vacancies can be found on the NHS Jobs website.

2.6 Procurement and tendering procedures

Details of procedures used for the acquisition of goods and services can be found in our procurement policy here.

2.7 Details of contracts currently being tendered

Details of contracts currently available for public tender can be found here.

3 What our priorities are and how we are doing

3.1 Our Strategies and plans, audits, inspections and reviews

3.2 Performance against targets (KPI) / performance framework / performance management information

NHS England has designed a set of performance indicators that will help measure how well an individual CCG is tackling these health issues.

You can use these indicators to see how well we are doing and compare it both on national and local terms. All performance indicators can be viewed here.

NHS Lewisham CCG has contracts with NHS providers (e.g. hospitals) to provide care for our patients.  We require our providers to meet national and local quality standards. Our contracts enable us to levy fines against hospitals that do not meet standards. Details of financial sanctions levied can be found here.

4 How we make decisions​

4.1 Decision making processes and records of decisions.

4.2 Public consultations (closures/variations of services)

Information about public engagement can be found here.

4.3 Our policies and procedures

All current written policies for delivering our services and responsibilities can be found here.

These include:

  • Policies and procedures relating to the conduct of business and the provision of services
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Health and Safety
  • Policies and procedures relating to human resources including recruitment and employment policies
  • Equality and Diversity policies
  • Joint procedures which are developed with other public authorities
  • Standing financial procedures/instructions
  • Standards for providing services to the authority’s customers, including complaints procedures
  • Information security policies
  • Records retention, destruction and archive policies
  • Data protection, including data sharing and patient confidentiality policies
  • Records management policy
  • Estate management
  • Charging regimes and policies
  • Details on policy for re-use fees
  • Clinical policies

4.4 Lists and registers

4.5 The services we offer

A map showing the geographical area covered by the CCG can be found here.
Please note that map layers are generalised to 200m. To check your exact postcode please click here.
Some of the services we commission are:

  • Hospital treatment
  • Urgent and emergency care including NHS 111, A&E and ambulance services
  • Planned (elective) hospital care, such as hip replacement surgery
  • Rehabilitation for those recovering from injury or illness
  • Maternity, new born and children’s care (but not neonatal intensive care)
  • In-patient, out-patient and diagnostic mental health services
  • Adult community health services, such as community nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry
  • Children’s and young people’s community health and wellbeing services
  • Rehabilitation services for those recovering from injury, operations or conditions
  • Mental health services, including talking therapies
  • Improving Access to Psychological therapies (IAPT)
  • NHS continuing healthcare (CHC)
  • Patient Transport
  • Referral Management Centre
  • IVF/Fertility treatment
  • GP Out of Hours
  • Lead for long term conditions including;
    • diabetes
    • cardiac conditions
    • respiratory conditions
    • neurological conditions
    • cancer
  • Sexual Health services
  • End of Life Care
  • Dementia
  • Podiatry

We are not responsible for commissioning dentists, optometrists and pharmacists, or for prison healthcare or specialised health services; these are commissioned by NHS England. A list of specialist services can be found here. ​

4.6 Corporate communications and media releases

Contact details for press enquiries can be found here.

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expand Month : 2016-04. April ‎(36)
FOI.16.LEW0012016-04. AprilCommissioning of ServicesReferral limits for high body mass index (BMI) patients in need of hip and knee replacementsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0032016-04. AprilSpending / FinancialContract information relating to Banking Services, Audit Services and Card Processing ServicesCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0052016-04. AprilPrescribing / Medicines ManagementNext review dates of the SE prescribing formularyCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0072016-04. AprilContinuing Healthcare (CHC)Expenditure for residential and nursing care placements for people with mental health problemsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0092016-04. AprilOtherData on numbers and treatments for women with fibroids according to age and ethnicityCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0112016-04. AprilService Provision (details / pathways)Size of patient population covered, cardiac testing and relevant NICE guidanceBreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0132016-04. AprilStaffing - Contact DetailsHeads of CHC & Procurement contact detailsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0152016-04. AprilSpending / FinancialFunding for practices to work in networks/federations/larger groupsBreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0172016-04. AprilOtherCopy of the CCG’s Local Estates StrategyCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0192016-04. AprilOtherDetails of CCG staff or board members who have attended events hosted or organised by iMPOWER consultancy in the last three monthsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0212016-04. AprilOtherStatistics on food bank referrals and the number of people admitted to hospital where malnutrition or malnourishment was a factorCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0232016-04. AprilCCG Membership (GP related enquiries)GP practice managers contact detailsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0252016-04. AprilStaffing - Contact DetailsDermatology Commissioning Lead contact detailsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0272016-04. AprilSpending / FinancialValue and number of recycled community disability equipment supplied to disabled childrenCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0292016-04. AprilCommissioning of ServicesCalculation of data information for pain medicine or chronic pain services.BreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0312016-04. AprilPrescribing / Medicines ManagementArea Prescribing Group/Committee member details and area coveredCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0332016-04. AprilContinuing Healthcare (CHC)Management of continuing healthcare (CHC) and funded nursing care process, numbers of patients receiving CHCCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0352016-04. AprilService Provision (details / pathways)Tier 3 services for management of severe and complex obesityCompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2016-05. May ‎(24)
FOI.16.LEW0372016-05. MayMental Health ServicesData on adults in locked rehabilitation; name and contact details for commissioner responsible for locked rehabilitation; expenditure on locked rehabilitation placementsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0392016-05. MayMental Health ServicesMental Health of Fathers in the period of the birth of a child. Numbers treated and amount spent.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0412016-05. MayCorporateFees charged for hospital car parkingCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0432016-05. MayService Provision (details / pathways)Hospitals that prostate cancer patients are reffered to by CCG. Clarification of referral/care pathways. Requests for re-use of information.BreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0452016-05. MayMental Health ServicesWaiting times for talking therapies, appointments with psychologists/psychiatrists – referral to treatment time and nnumber of referrals for 2013 to dateCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0472016-05. MayContinuing Healthcare (CHC)Numbers of Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding applications received, declined and approved, CHC request appeals and medical involvement in decision makingBreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0492016-05. MayIT / Telephony SystemsMobile phone contract detailsBreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0512016-05. MayCommissioning of ServicesCommissioning of intermediate or community dermatology services, copy of service specification, details of contractCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0532016-05. MayPrescribing / Medicines ManagementStaff contact details for Procurement Office or Medicines Management Pharmacist, GP Diabetic Lead and Lead Diabetic nurse.  Guidance on blood glucose meters and testing strips, any recommended strips or rebates for blood glucose strips.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0552016-05. MayService Provision (details / pathways)Ophthalmology procedures commissioned by the CCG, performed at hospitals, and population data.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0572016-05. MaySpending / FinancialDetails of the Annual IT BudgetCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0592016-05. MayIndividual Funding Requests (IFR)Availability/provision of iontophoresis through routine funding or Individual Funding Request (IFR) processCompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2016-06. June ‎(17)
FOI.16.LEW0612016-06. JuneSpending / Financialbudgets and expenditure on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHs) and all-age mental health spend that relates to children and/or young adults.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0632016-06. JuneService Provision (details / pathways)Patients requiring neurological rehabilitation, the breakdown between NHS and independent provision and the allocation of funding.Clarification Sought
FOI.16.LEW0652016-06. JuneStaffing - Contractual / Policy / NumbersThe  use of compromise agreements (settlement agreements)CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0672016-06. JuneIVF / Fertility Treatmentcurrent assisted reproduction services policy or criteria, as well as an outline of any changes to the policy or criteria over the past five years (for example, changes to age, BMI or smoking status criteria, numbers of cycles etc.)CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0692016-06. JuneSpending / FinancialSpending on support for people living with HIV in 2015/16 and plans for 2016/17CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0712016-06. JuneService Provision (details / pathways)organisational structure chartCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0732016-06. JuneMental Health ServicesImproving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) servicesCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0752016-06. JuneSpending / FinancialSpend on incentive schemes, , GP IT, co-commissioning from 2013 until 2016CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0772016-06. JuneService Provision (details / pathways)physiotherapy and rehabilitation servicesCompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2016-07. July ‎(14)
FOI.16.LEW0792016-07. JulyContinuing Healthcare (CHC)CHC sharing models and best practiceCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0812016-07. JulyIVF / Fertility TreatmentIVF policy, eligibility and take up in 2015/16CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0832016-07. JulyService Provision (details / pathways)Copies of the documents or policies that define and list the procedures, treatments, services, etc that you do not routinely fund or that require prior funding approval.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0852016-07. JulyCommissioning of ServicesCommissioning of hip replacement operations, waiting times and guidelinesCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0872016-07. JulySpending / FinancialMental Health spendingCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0892016-07. JulyProcurement / ContractsExisting contracts for Learning Disability and Mental Health services.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0912016-07. JulyCommissioning of ServicesNeurorehabilitation placements for adults, Commissioner lead details and expenditure.CompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2016-08. August ‎(27)
FOI.16.LEW0932016-08. AugustContinuing Healthcare (CHC)Personal health budgets and long term conditionsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0952016-08. AugustCommissioning of ServicesFunding and commissioning of any services for patients in the City Of York area.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0972016-08. AugustProcurement / ContractsGainshare agreements details and contact leadCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW0992016-08. AugustCommissioning of ServicesCommissioning provisions of Bereavement, counselling and current waiting times.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1012016-08. AugustCommissioning of ServicesType of neonatal units and hostipal regionsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1032016-08. AugustPrescribing / Medicines ManagementMedicine tablets suppliers information such as paracetamol, ibruprofen, aspirin and codeine phosphate.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1052016-08. AugustStaffing - Contact DetailsAn up to date organisational structure chart for Risk & Governance, Quality and Finance including all manager names, contact details & Job titles.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1072016-08. AugustCommissioning of ServicesCCGs use of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, policy, strategy, framework, commissioning, tendering and grant makingCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1092016-08. AugustMental Health ServicesAter care packages, patients detained under the Community Treatment Order (CTO), length of time patients provided for after care and expenditure from 2013-16CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1112016-08. AugustPrescribing / Medicines ManagementAntidepressant Prescriptions, information broken down by single year of age, gender, type of drug prescribed and total number for each year from 2013-16CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1132016-08. AugustMental Health ServicesMental health expenditure and patient numbers in 2013/14 to 2015/16CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1152016-08. AugustIndividual Funding Requests (IFR)Number of listed procedures funded by the CCG between 2013/14 and 2015/16CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1172016-08. AugustCommissioning of ServicesBreakdown on purchase of care from non-NHS bodies in 2015/16CompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2016-09. September ‎(20)
FOI.16.LEW1192016-09. SeptemberStaffing - Contact DetailsTier 3 obesity services Commissioner, lead contact, figures, patients referred and providerCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1212016-09. SeptemberPrescribing / Medicines ManagementAccess to specialist fetal medicine units, should the need arise in pregnancy, including any service level agreements in place between local and specialist units to ensure this activity is fundedCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1232016-09. SeptemberCommissioning of ServicesCommissioning out of hours GP services, contracts to provide out of hours GP services, provider and patient population size 2014-16.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1252016-09. SeptemberStaffing - Contact DetailsHead of Continuing Health Care Services and Head of Procurement contact details, job title, email address and telephone number.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1272016-09. SeptemberCommissioning of ServicesERCP plus cholangioscopy availabilityCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1292016-09. SeptemberProcurement / ContractsCompetitive tendering NHS contracts, number and value of contracts, services awarded by competitive tender and requirement under the National Health Service Act 2006.BreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1312016-09. SeptemberService Provision (details / pathways)Delay/refusal of treatment/proceduresCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1332016-09. SeptemberPrescribing / Medicines ManagementList of pharmaceutical products/medicines/drugs that North West Surrey CCG currently holds rebate agreements.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1352016-09. SeptemberContinuing Healthcare (CHC)Patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness, supported by the Continuing Healthcare budgetCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1372016-09. SeptemberService Provision (details / pathways)Patient participation Groups from The BMJ, practices and person responsible.Compliant
expand Month : 2016-10. October ‎(17)
FOI.16.LEW1392016-10. OctoberPrescribing / Medicines Managementpathway / formulary for prescribing of  Opioid induced constipationCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1412016-10. OctoberCCG Membership (GP related enquiries)the sums spent between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2016 on supporting the formation of collaborative units and/or legal entitiesCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1432016-10. OctoberService Provision (details / pathways)Policies to reduce inappropriate referrals to GPs/A&ECompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1452016-10. OctoberCCG Membership (GP related enquiries)Referral management centres that assesses referrals by local GPsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1472016-10. OctoberProcurement / ContractsICT training courses purchased from QA TrainingClarification Sought
FOI.16.LEW1492016-10. OctoberCommissioning of ServicesDoes the CCG commission homeopathic services, and if it does expenditure over the last four yearsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1512016-10. OctoberSpending / FinancialExpenditure over the last five years on homeopathyCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1532016-10. OctoberSpending / FinancialExpenditure on type 1 diabetes treatmentsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1652016-10. OctoberSpending / FinancialCCG expenditure in 2015/16 and 2016/17BreachAttachment
expand Month : 2016-11. November ‎(26)
FOI.16.LEW1562016-11. NovemberCommissioning of ServicesFunding of cosmetic proceduresCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1582016-11. NovemberMental Health ServicesDid the CCG receive the extra funding promised by Government in the March 2015 budget and Autumn 2014 StatementCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1602016-11. NovemberContinuing Healthcare (CHC)Budgeting for personal health budgetsCompliant
FOI.16.LEW1622016-11. NovemberPrimary Care CommissioningReports relating to community pharmacy servicesCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1642016-11. NovemberPrescribing / Medicines ManagementInformation about oral nutrition sip feedsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1672016-11. NovemberStaffing - Contact DetailsStaff namesCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1692016-11. NovemberCorporateUsing the NHS constitution as a basis for CCG workCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1712016-11. NovemberPrescribing / Medicines ManagementDetails of continence products formularyCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1732016-11. NovemberIT / Telephony SystemsPatient data transfer systems and planned procurementCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1752016-11. NovemberPrescribing / Medicines ManagementWhich formularies does the CCG followCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1772016-11. NovemberService Provision (details / pathways)Copy of podiatry service spec and eligibility criteriaCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1792016-11. NovemberSpending / FinancialHow much was spent on staff parties in 2015CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1812016-11. NovemberPrescribing / Medicines ManagementThe annual spend on Oral Nutritional Supplements as a proportion of the total annual drugs spend.CompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2016-12. December ‎(21)
FOI.16.LEW1832016-12. DecemberService Provision (details / pathways)Referral management scheme, type of staff responsible for screening, incentives to reduce referrals.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1852016-12. DecemberMental Health ServicesInformation about CAMHS referrals - statistics etc.Compliant
FOI.16.LEW1872016-12. DecemberOtherChronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) diagnosis, service provision, and referrals.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1892016-12. DecemberOtherTelehealth/telemedicine/telecare services and commissioning.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1912016-12. DecemberSpending / FinancialSum of your Oral Nutritional Supplement rebates the past 12 months for all dispensing practices.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1932016-12. DecemberOtherAddress and contact details for all Healthy Living Pharmacies.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1952016-12. DecemberCommissioning of ServicesCommissioning of care for blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) patients who are beyond 100 days following a stem cell or bone marrow transplantBreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1972016-12. DecemberCCG Membership (GP related enquiries)Details of hospitals inappropriately passing patients back to GPsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW1992016-12. DecemberOtherFinance/accounting software, recruitment and staffing details.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2012016-12. DecemberSpending / FinancialCost of breast implant removals over the last five yearsCompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2017-01. January ‎(31)
FOI.16.LEW2032017-01. JanuaryOtherGP groups working within CCG.BreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2052017-01. JanuaryOtherPlease provide the General Practice Forward View Plan(s) submitted by your CCG.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2072017-01. JanuaryOtherRefurbishment works & maintenance budget, planned projects and responsible persons for 2017/18.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2092017-01. JanuarySpending / FinancialPersonal Health budgets (PHB) NOT spent on provision of care, medicine or transport.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2112017-01. JanuaryOtherDetails of Home Oxygen Service - patient data, costs, contract performance and complaints.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2132017-01. JanuaryOtherUse of telehealth/telemedicine/home monitoring devices/Giraffe robots (including with dementia patients).CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2152017-01. JanuaryPrescribing / Medicines ManagementBreakdown of patients on ONS (Oral Nutritional Supplements) referred to dietician.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2172017-01. JanuaryPrescribing / Medicines ManagementDetails of drugs/treatments which are no longer funded, and drugs that are funded outside NICE guidelines or without NICE approval - for years 2014/2015, 2015/2016, and 2016/2017.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2192017-01. JanuaryOtherNHS services providing emergency telephone call handling/non-NHS companies providing non-emergency telephone call handling.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2212017-01. JanuaryOtherFinancial and non-financial incentives to reduce inappropriate GP referrals.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2232017-01. JanuaryPrescribing / Medicines ManagementDetails of rebate schemes for blood glucose test strips.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2252017-01. JanuaryPrescribing / Medicines ManagementDetails of IFRs for Infliximab to treat Hidradentis Suppurativa, and any gainshare arrangements between CCG and providers.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2272017-01. JanuaryPrescribing / Medicines ManagementDetails of financial arrangements for COPD medicines.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2292017-01. JanuaryMental Health ServicesDetails of inpatient mental health rehabilitation services and expenditure.Breach
FOI.16.LEW2312017-01. JanuaryPrescribing / Medicines ManagementRequest for copy of Oral Nutritional Supplements formulary.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2332017-01. JanuaryOtherPrevent staff training and referral numbers.CompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2017-02. February ‎(25)
FOI.16.LEW2352017-02. FebruaryPatient Transport ServicesNHS spending on non-emergency patient transport services.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2372017-02. FebruaryCCG Membership (GP related enquiries)GP practice closures and mergers.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2392017-02. FebruaryService Provision (details / pathways)Changes to policies regarding funding for facial palsy treatments and/or surgery in the past 18 months.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2412017-02. FebruaryStaffing - Contact DetailsContact details for neurology/neurosciences or multiple sclerosis (MS) leads.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2432017-02. FebruaryCommissioning of ServicesDetails of commissioning arrangements for MSK and Physiotherapy services.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2452017-02. FebruaryPrescribing / Medicines ManagementRequest for any of the official Lewisham CCG regulations concerning 'bridging prescriptions' of hormones to transgender patients.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2472017-02. FebruaryService Provision (details / pathways)Which hospitals have discontinued the provision of assistive devices and hip precautions following total hip replacement (THR).CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2492017-02. FebruaryContinuing Healthcare (CHC)CHC using third parties to record patient informationCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2512017-02. FebruaryMental Health ServicesDetails of patients going absent/missing while in psychiatric care (inpatient and outpatient).CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2532017-02. FebruaryMental Health ServicesCAMHS - details of referrals, appointments and eligiblity criteria.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2552017-02. FebruarySpending / FinancialDetails of financial sanctions applied to CCG providers for failure to achieve national NHS standardsCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2572017-02. FebruaryMental Health ServicesMental Health treatment / complainsBreachAttachment
expand Month : 2017-03. March ‎(30)
FOI.16.LEW2592017-03. MarchOtherExtended access to non-urgent routine GP appointments.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2612017-03. MarchOtherOf the patients on Oral Nutritional Supplements for your last full year, how many originated from the community, and how many from hospitals.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2632017-03. MarchProcurement / ContractsInformation about ophthalmology service provision and activity.BreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2652017-03. MarchPrescribing / Medicines ManagementRequest for list of pharmacists and respiratory leads.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2672017-03. MarchOtherFunding and provision of breast cancer drugs/treatments/surgery.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2692017-03. MarchOtherDetails of patients with mental health/dementia/neurological conditions receiving services not routinely funded.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2712017-03. MarchMental Health ServicesInformation relating to the care your organisation provides for people with neurological conditionsCompliant
FOI.16.LEW2732017-03. MarchDiabetesPodiatry provision relating to diabetesCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2752017-03. MarchOtherDetails about the CCG's referral management systemBreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2772017-03. MarchSpending / FinancialExpenditure on private consultancy firms in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, plus planned expenditureBreachAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2792017-03. MarchOtherPodiatry services commissioning and spend.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2812017-03. MarchSpending / FinancialRequest for details of home oxygen services for cluster headache.CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2832017-03. MarchPrescribing / Medicines ManagementQuery about hypoallergenic formula for infants with CMPA (Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy).CompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2852017-03. MarchPrescribing / Medicines ManagementAntimicrobial Resistance (AMR) / stewardship, RCGP TARGET Antibiotics Toolkit, C-Reactive Protein Point of Care testingCompliantAttachment
FOI.16.LEW2872017-03. MarchIT / Telephony SystemsRequest for details of ICT budgets, structure and strategies.CompliantAttachment
expand Month : 2017-04. April ‎(32)
FOI.17.LEW0012017-04. AprilService Provision (details / pathways)Questions about hip/knee replacements, Oral Nutritional Supplements and GP practices.Breach
FOI.17.LEW0022017-04. AprilPrescribing / Medicines ManagementRequest for details of wound care formulary, suppliers and spend.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0042017-04. AprilIndividual Funding Requests (IFR)Request for details of IFR requests/appeals/approvals 2013-2017.Breach
FOI.17.LEW0062017-04. AprilPrimary Care CommissioningQuery regarding children's dental services and extractions.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0082017-04. AprilIndividual Funding Requests (IFR)Expenditure on homeopathy in 2014/15 and 2015/16.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0102017-04. AprilIT / Telephony SystemsRequest for details regarding EPaCC system.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0122017-04. AprilService Provision (details / pathways)Contracts, services and commissioning intentions for people with learning disabilities.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0012017-04. AprilService Provision (details / pathways)Questions about hip/knee replacements, Oral Nutritional Supplements and GP practices.Breach
FOI.17.LEW0032017-04. AprilMental Health ServicesQuery regarding CAMHS Tier 4 inpatients and bed allocations.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0052017-04. AprilPrimary Care CommissioningRequest for details of general practice spending in 2016/17 and 2017/18.Breach
FOI.17.LEW0072017-04. AprilIndividual Funding Requests (IFR)Request for details of expenditure/referrals for various alternative medicines in 2014-2017.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0092017-04. AprilProcurement / ContractsDetails of contracts for community health services.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0112017-04. AprilMental Health ServicesBudget, expenditure and waiting times for eating disorder services.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0132017-04. AprilContinuing Healthcare (CHC)Query regarding CHC and personal health budgets (PHBs).Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0152017-04. AprilFinancial InformationQuery regarding financial plan for 2017-19 and Mental Health Investment Standard.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0172017-04. AprilPrescribing / Medicines ManagementDiagnostics activity and waiting times, funding, plans to invest and monitoring, and referral management centresBreach
expand Month : 2017-05. May ‎(22)
FOI.17.LEW0192017-05. MayService Provision (details / pathways)Query regarding costs and numbers of EEA patients, cost of overseas visitor administration and referral backlogs.Breach
FOI.17.LEW0212017-05. MayPrescribing / Medicines Management​Query regarding monitored dosage systems (MDS).Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0232017-05. MayAcute CommissioningQuery regarding post-mastectomy (breast cancer) reconstructive surgery.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0252017-05. MayPrimary Care CommissioningQuery regarding GP vacancies.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0272017-05. MayStaffing - Contact DetailsContact details of senior staff.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0292017-05. MayAcute CommissioningQuery regarding Rehabilitation Prescriptions.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0312017-05. MayIVF / Fertility TreatmentQuery regarding IVF and fertility treatment.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0332017-05. MayAcute CommissioningMaternity servicesCompliant
FOI.17.LEW0352017-05. MayPrescribing / Medicines Managementcost of melatonin prescriptions for children in your areaCompliant
FOI.17.LEW0372017-05. MayProcurement / ContractsQuery regarding intepreting services.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0392017-05. MayUrgent Care (GP OOH / NHS 111)Query regarding OOH quality requirements and reporting.Compliant
expand Month : 2017-06. June ‎(14)
FOI.17.LEW0412017-06. JuneProcurement / ContractsQuerry regarding contract arrangements for planned elective care.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0432017-06. JunePalliative / End of Life CareCommissioning palliative care for children and young peopleCompliant
FOI.17.LEW0452017-06. JuneGP Federation / VanguardInformation about GP ownership, federations and contractsCompliant
FOI.17.LEW0472017-06. JuneAcute CommissioningRequest for details of services commissioned from chiropractors/osteopaths.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0492017-06. JunePrescribing / Medicines ManagementPrescribing QIPP and rebate schemesCompliant
FOI.17.LEW0512017-06. JunePrescribing / Medicines ManagementRequest for details of drug rebate agreements.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0532017-06. JuneService Provision (details / pathways)Query regarding waiting times for surgical and medical abortions.Compliant
expand Month : 2017-07. July ‎(18)
FOI.17.LEW0552017-07. JulyFinancial InformationRequest for details of spending on 'Healthy Individuals' and vaccination programmes.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0572017-07. JulyStaffing - Contact DetailsRequest for Medicines Management/Prescribing structure chart.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0592017-07. JulyAcute CommissioningQuery regarding infants with ankylossia (tongue-tie).Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0612017-07. JulyService Provision (details / pathways)Request for details of tier 3 and 4 weight management services.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0632017-07. JulyStaffing - Contractual / Policy / NumbersRequest for details of employee social media breaches.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0652017-07. JulyPatient Transport ServicesRequest for details of non-emergency patient transport services contracts.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0672017-07. JulyUrgent Care (GP OOH / NHS 111)Request for details of NHS 111 contracting and procurement.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0692017-07. JulyPrimary Care CommissioningRequest for GP practice details and contact information.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0712017-07. JulyStaffing - Contact DetailsRequest for senior staff contact details.Compliant
expand Month : 2017-08. August ‎(26)
FOI.17.LEW0732017-08. AugustStaffing - Contractual / Policy / NumbersRequest for details of CCG board members, meetings and procedures.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0752017-08. AugustAcute CommissioningFunding of toric intraocular lenses for patients with astigmatism undergoing cataract surgery.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0772017-08. AugustFinancial InformationRequest for details of CCG overall financial spend 2015-18.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0792017-08. AugustPrimary Care CommissioningFollow up query to FOI.17.LEW070 - who holds information on GP patients with BMI over 30.Breach
FOI.17.LEW0812017-08. AugustMental Health ServicesRequest for details of mental health, learning disability and dementia spending 2016-18.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0832017-08. AugustPrescribing / Medicines ManagementGlucose monitoring for type 1 diabetesBreach
FOI.17.LEW0852017-08. AugustFinancial InformationRequest for details of payments/benefits from private sector companies or charities.Breach
FOI.17.LEW0872017-08. AugustService Provision (details / pathways)Request for surgical and medical abortion waiting times 2012-16.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0892017-08. AugustIT / Telephony SystemsRequest for details of impact of WannaCry ransomware attack.Breach
FOI.17.LEW0912017-08. AugustStaffing - Contractual / Policy / NumbersConfirmation that the CCG has committed to pay the London Living Wage to all staff.Compliant
FOI.17.LEW0932017-08. AugustAcute CommissioningCommissioning policies which delay access to surgery based on alcohol consumptionCompliant
FOI.17.LEW0952017-08. AugustService Provision (details / pathways)Vitamin D guidanceCompliant
FOI.17.LEW0972017-08. AugustContinuing Healthcare (CHC)Fast Track Pathway packages of CHCCompliant