347 - Endoscopy service

Request Details:

Date Submitted: 16/09/2022

Thank you for your recent FOI request (reference M347). Please find set out below the responses to the information you have requested.

I am writing with a Freedom of Information request regarding the contracted provision of endoscopy staff and facilities, from the independent sector, at your trust. We would like to get data on the contracts your trust has with independent providers that result in:
Your Trust’s staff using independent provider facilities (rooms, instruments and scopes, decontamination equipment) to perform endoscopies, or
Complete outsource of full service, i.e., your Trust is paying for patients to get endoscopies by independent sector staff in independent sector facilities.

For those contracts, could you please provide:
The name of the provider
Start and End date of contract
Type of contract (facilities only, facilities and staff (service model))
Value of contract
JAG accreditation (Y/N is enough) – refers to either facilities or staff and facilities depending on contract
Number of endoscopies (or number of rooms and number of FTE staff) outsourced (if full service contract type)
Number of beds (and/or) rooms contracted (if facilities contract)

The Trust can confirm that we do not outsource any of our endoscopy service, therefore this request is not applicable.

I do hope you find this information to be helpful.

However if you are unhappy with this response please let us know giving your reasons for believing we have not satisfied the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. An internal review of the response will then be undertaken and a further response issued to you. This correspondence will include details of the Information Commissioner who you can contact if you remain dissatisfied with our response.

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Kind Regards

FOI Team
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
the-christie.foi@nhs.net

Last updated: October 2022