Reference 2018-496

REF:           2018-496

Subject:       Catchment population and employee information



Please could I request the following under for the FOI act;


General CCG Info

  • Estimated catchment population for the CCG (for 2017)


Date range; 2017 January – December 2017 (inclusive)

  • Segmented monthly for all data if possible


Employee information

  •  Number of each healthcare type* per department**


  • For each healthcare type in each department
    • Appointments***;
      • Number of New Appointments, Follow Up Appointments and Telephone appointments (as three separate numbers if possible)


    • Average (contracted) number of hours worked per month per employee type


    • Number of scheduled appointments per month
      • Average appointment time**** (if scheduled or recorded) for each health care type in each department for each type of appointment
        • Or department recommended


    • Average salary of each employee type in each department


The aim of collecting this information is to understand the allocation of financial resources on human capital within the CCG.


I have attached definitions for a few terms below to clarify what is exactly meant if any terms may be interpreted as vague.






Average – either the mean, or the exact figure (if it is available or recorded)


*Health-care types;


Allied Health Professional, Anaesthetist, Assistant Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Consultant, Dietitian, Doctor, General Practitioner, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Scientist, Midwife, Modern Matron, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Radiologist, Registered Nurse, Registrar, Junior Doctor, Research Nurse, Speech Therapist, Staff Grade, Associate Specialist, Technician, Therapy Assistant


(if you think this list is incorrect or has incorrect overlays please can you send the most fine-grained list you can)


** Department

For each department in the CCG. Example list;

A&E, Allergy services,  Cardiology, Children’s & Adolescent Services, Colorectal cancer services, Dementia Services, Dermatology, Diabetic Medicine, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Diagnostic Physiological Measurement, Ear, Nose & Throat, Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, Gastrointestinal and Liver services, General Surgery, Geriatric Medicine, Gynaecology, Haematology, Head and neck cancer services, Intensive Care, Maternity services, Neonatal Care, Nephrology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pain Management, Physiotherapy, Plastic surgery, Prostate Cancer Service, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Surgery -Breast,Urology, Vascular surgery



New appointments

  • Initial appointment when the patient is physically in the healthcare centre seeing the healthcare professional.


Follow-up appointment

  • Any follow up appointment appointment within the hospital. The patient could be an inpatient or outpatient.



  • Number of telephone conversations (with each health-care type)



****Appointment time

I understand that most may not be recorded. If there are recommendations for appointment length please can you give these. On the off chance there is an issue with GDPR on issuing average appointment times please can you give a small range of appointment times




We are not a CCG, you will need to contact Bolton CCG: