Reference 2017-226

Ref No:         2017-226

Subject:        Wound Care Formulary

 

Request:

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please see below the questions with relation to my request:

  1. Please supply me with your most up to date wound care formulary (please indicate if you do not work from a formulary)?
  2. Who has operational responsibility for the formulary including the addition or deletion of products?
  3. Please provide information on how compliance with your formulary is enforced?
  4. Please provide information on how products are evaluated prior to being accepted onto the formulary? If this is part of a clinical evaluation or clinical trial, please provide the results.
  5. Please provide information on who is responsible for the cost of wound care in your setting – is it CCG or Acute?
  6. Please provide information if the wound care products are on prescription FP10?
  7. Please provide a list of the wound care products that you are planning to keep on prescription FP10?
  8. Please provide information if you are planning to take wound care products off prescription FP10?
  9. Please provide a list of the wound care products that you are planning to take off prescription FP10?
  10. Do you hold information about your patient demographic? If so, please provide information on what is your patient demographic and what are the most commonly treated wounds from your patient demographic
  11. Please provide any information that you have relating to the average monthly usage of each product in the formulary?
  12. Please provide information on the number of wound care products used that are not currently on the formulary?
  13. Please provide any information on the monthly usage levels for non-formulary wound care products in the last twelve months?
  14. How often do you review your wound care formulary and when was this last undertaken?
  15. Please provide information about the procedure that you use of the information you assess when reviewing your formulary?
  16. Please provide a list of the suppliers that are currently on your formulary?
  17. Please provide figures for your total spend on wound care products in 2015 and 2016?
  18. Please provide figures for your total spend on Compression bandages in 2015 and 2016?
  19. Please provide figures for your total spend on Foam dressings in 2015 and 2016?
  20. Please provide figures for your total spend on Anti-Microbial wound care products in 2015 and 2016?
  21. Please provide figures for your total spend on Alginate (Silver) wound care products in 2015 and 2016?
  22. Please provide figures for your total spend on Hydrocolloid wound care products in 2015 and 2016?
  23. Please provide figures for your total spend on Wound contact products in 2015 and 2016?
  24. Please provide figures for your total spend on Exudate Absorber (Super Absorber) Dressings products in 2015 and 2016?
  25. Please provide figures for your total spend on Acute Wound Care products – Post Op Film Dressing Plus Pads, Steri-Strips, Stockinette and Semi Permeable Film Dressings in 2015 and 2016?
  26. Please provide figures for your total spend on Skin Integrity wound products – Barrier Films and Barrier Creams in 2015 and 2016?
  27. Please provide figures for your total spend on Vascular Access wound products – Semi Permeable Film Dressings and IV Dressings in 2015 and 2016?
  28. Please provide figures for your total spend on hosiery products in 2015 and 2016?
  29. Are you planning on collaborating with another healthcare entity to provide wound care services?
  30. Please provide information on your current supply route – DHL, wholesaler or vendor direct?
  31. Do you currently have a contract in place for supply of wound care products? If so when does it expire?
  32. Please provide information on how many delivery points do you have for wound care deliveries?
  33. Please provide information on how many community locations are holding stock of wound care and prescribing to the community?
  34. Please provide information on what software platform do you use for ordering wound care products?
  35. Do you have a wound care clinic in place for your local demographic and where do your referrals come from?

 

 

Response:

Thank you for your email dated 06 April 2017 where you requested information about wound care.

 

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to answer your request without further clarification.

 

We estimate that it will take us in excess of 2.5 working days to determine appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not be processed further. Please find attached our formulary.

wound-formulary-master-2 [294 kb] PDF

 

Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2.5 working days in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

 

 

You may wish to refine your request by narrowing its scope by being more specific about what information you particularly wish to obtain, including any dates or period of time relevant to the information required.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, The Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0JR

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1998. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication requires the permission of the Trust. You must ensure you gain the Trust permission before reproducing any third party information.