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Freedom of Information disclosure log

Maternity Incentive Scheme

Service: Claims Management Speciality: Obstetrics

The following information was requested:

Repayments to the NHS Resolution maternity incentive scheme are outlined in an Independent article today (Hospitals forced to repay millions after falsely claiming their maternity units were safe) that reports the involvement of a total of 7 NHS Trusts.

Can you tell me the names of all 7 Trusts please?

And, if possible, the amounts repaid by each?

Lastly, can you advise the reason for these repayments?

 

Primary Care Appeals

The following information was requested:

I would be grateful if you could inform me:

(1) of the names of the parties to the 20 APMS disputes referred to in Annex 1 of the Primary Care Appeals (Cases completed, ’18-19) in Factsheet 6: Primary Care Appeals: Annual Statistics 2018-19,

(2) why the pattern of the APMS disputes (no cases received ‘17-19, no cases completed ‘17-18) differs from the pattern for the GMS and PMS disputes,

(3) when the 20 APMS disputes were received,

(4) where I might read the decisions on the disputes,

(5) as to what the asterisk and words on page 4 of Factsheet 6 below the table – “*Excludes 20 APMS cases”- is referring,

(5) whether there has been any update of Factsheet 6.

Ambulance Services Trusts claims

Service: Claims Management Speciality: Ambulance

The following information was requested:

Re: Successful litigation claims against the NHS between 2002 and 2020

• update request for data from 2018-2020 (same questions as for FOI F/3290 which gave data for years 2002-2017) ;

• plus a request for further detail of individual claims: o circumstances of claim; a brief description of each incident, and

o how much was the cost of each claim to the NHS/taxpayer (amount of payout or costs Awarded?)

This is a freedom of information request in accordance with s.1(1) Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) regarding data behind cases of successful litigation claims brought against the NHS between 2002 and 2020

Please refer to information supplied within NHS Resolution response to an FOI request:

Freedom of Information F/3290

as per the link:

https://resolution.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FOI_3290_NHS-Ambulance-Service.pdf

My FOI request:

the same questions How many cases of litigation have been brought against NHS ambulance services since 2002?

What was the nature of these claims? for a breakdown of data as per FOI F/3290, for the period 2018-2020?

i.e.:

1. Request for data from all successful claims (clinical or non-clinical) closed, or settled as a periodical payment order (PPO) for all NHS Ambulance Services Trusts (data grouped from 2002/3 to 2019/20; addition of data for years 2017-2020).

2. How much was the cost / claim settlement award for each individual clinical and non-clinical claim, for cases from 2002-2020*?

3. What were the circumstances (brief description of each incident) for each individual claim? (e.g.: including name of any equipment being used; what happened / what went wrong?).

This information I am requesting relates to c 4230 successful claims against the NHS (assuming case rate of c 230 year, given 3450 successful claims 2002-2017).

*I am particularly interested in costs/detail/common causation elements for:

Clinical, harm to patients: as per Table 3 successful clinical claims

• spinal damage (9 between 2002-17

• brain damage

• fatality

• cardiac arrest

• unnecessary pain

• fracture

Non-clinical, harms to staff (just staff) as per table 4 successful non clinical claims

• orthopaedic injuries (2457) – breakdown to understand what types of injury; any equipment or working practices implicated

• psychiatric damage (129 cases)

Surgeons referred to Advice service

The following information was requested:

Thank you for your email of 21 February 2021 in which you requested further information from the Practitioner Performance Advice (Advice) service following your previous FOIA request dated 12 January 2021.

Firstly, we would like to acknowledge that there is a slight correction to be made to the information shared with you in January following a data quality review of our cases. Previously, we identified that there were 821 requests for advice about practitioners who were surgeons between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2020 (financial years). A recent internal review of Advice cases and the criteria used to provide you with the information flagged that this number is actually 820. Please do accept our apologies for this. We have provided revised figures to readdress your initial FOIA request in Appendix A. It may be helpful to note that information we hold in relation to live cases can be subject to change owing to case updates from the parties with whom we are engaging and other steps we may take periodically to ensure our records are complete and accurate.

For the FOIA request dated 21 January you have asked for additional information for the years 2015-2020 about the number of surgeons who were a subject of Advice cases. Please note that some information we hold may be listed as ‘not known’ for one of two key reasons: this information has chosen not to be disclosed to Advice by the employing organisation or practitioner or that we are awaiting confirmation of the information from the organisation/individual practitioner prior to recording this on our case management system to ensure it is accurate.

For this latest FOIA request (received on 22 February 2021) you would like to know:

1. An ethnicity breakdown for these surgeons

2. Breakdown by grade – Consultant, Trainee or other non-training grade.

IT Hosting Services

The following information was requested:

 

I wish to submit a request to the organisation around their hosting contract(s) with 3rd party providers.

The type of contract I wish to see is below:

1. Dedicated hosting- Managed environment

2. Co-Location- hosting allows a business to still own their own server equipment; however, instead of storing it in their own data centre, they instead are able to store it in rented space in a colocation hosting centre.

3. Cloud Hosting- Cloud hosting services provide hosting for websites on virtual servers, which pull their computing resource from extensive underlying networks of physical web servers.

Not all of these will be applicable to the organisation.

For the different types of hosting services, can you provide me with the following information:

1. Type of hosting – Dedicated, Co-Location, Cloud Hosting, Other?

2. Who is the supplier of the contract? If possible can you also provide me with the name of the vendor, if applicable?

3. What is the annual contract value for each contract?

4. What type of cloud environment?

Private Cloud- a distinct and secure cloud based environment in which only the specified client can operate.

Public Cloud – where cloud services are provided in a virtualized environment, constructed using pooled shared physical resources, and accessible over a public network such as the internet.

Hybrid- integrated cloud service utilising both private and public clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organisation.

5. What is the original start date of the contract agreement? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the start date for each contract.

6. What is the actual expiry date of the contract agreement? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the expiry date for each contract.

7. When will the organisation plan to review this contract? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the review date for each contract.

8. What is the contract period in years? Please include whether the agreement has any extension periods?

9. What services are provided under the contract? Please do not put hosting information such as web hosting, file storage, hosted application. The more information the better,

10. Can you please provide me with the contract officer responsible for this contract? Complete contact details if possible name, title, contact email and number.

Print Contract

The following information was requested:

We are requesting information on all printed matter BUT NOT photocopiers and MFD’s.

So in your terms reprographics please including marketing collateral

1. Do you currently utilise a managed print contract?

2. If so, is it under a framework and what is that framework?

3. Can you name the current incumbent supplier?

4. When does the contract start and finish?

5. What is the annual expenditure under this contract?

6. Who is the key sponsor of this contract and what are their contact details?

7. For print jobs that fall under the £60,000 OJEU threshold, are these sent to the managed print provider (if in place) or to other print providers?

8. Please can you confirm who places print orders and their name/s and contact details?

9. If you have a managed print contract in place, what was the total value of orders placed outside of this agreement?

 

Elective Hip and Knee Surgery

The following information was requested:

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 asking if you could kindly provide information relating to all settled (NHSLA & NHS Resolution) clinical negligence claims in elective hip and knee surgery between 1st January 2010 and 31st January 2021.

Specifically, could you please provide:

A brief description of incident details

What the outcome was

The year that the claim was settled

Type of complication

Damages paid

Legal defence costs incurred.