Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4935

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4935

Date Request Received: 04/03/2019 11:39:01

Date Request Replied To: 15/03/2019 15:12:02

This response was sent via: By Email

Request Summary: Medicine shortages 2016 - 2019

Request Category: Companies

 
Question Number 1:
Please provide the following information by email in the form of either a Word document or Excel spreadsheet.

The total number of medicines that your trust considered to be facing a shortage throughout:
a. 2016/17
b. 2017/18
c. 2018/19 to date
 
Answer To Question 1:
We do not hold this information. We suggest you contact the Commercial Medicines Unit (CMU) who procure medicines nationally for the NHS.
Website is:- https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/commercial-medicines-unit-cmu
 
Question Number 2:
A list of the medicines your trust considered to be in short supply for each year:
a. 2016/17
b. 2017/18
c. 2018/19 to date
 
Answer To Question 2:
We do not hold this information. We suggest you contact the Commercial Medicines Unit (CMU) who procure medicines nationally for the NHS.
Website is:- https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/commercial-medicines-unit-cmu
 
Question Number 3:
The total amount of money your trust spent in response to these medicines shortages to find and procure alternative medicines – including the cost of "off-contract claims" from suppliers against NHS England/CMU contracts – in:
a. 2016/17
b. 2017/18
c. 2018/19 to date
 
Answer To Question 3:
N/A please see answer to Q1.
 
Question Number 4:
A breakdown of what this cost includes, if it includes costs other than that of finding and procuring alternative medicines, for each year listed above.
 
Answer To Question 4:
N/A please see answer to Q1.
 
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