Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5204

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5204

Date Request Received: 02/08/2019 12:25:20

Date Request Replied To: 30/08/2019 16:05:11

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Request Summary: Diagnostics

Request Category: Companies

 
Question Number 1:
During the financial year 2018/19, please state which of the following arrangements were used for reporting histology cases which were not reported by employed or locum histopathologists during their contracted Programmed Activities (PAs). Please also state the amount spent in each category used.
a) Payment to own consultants for additional work outside contracted PAs. Method used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
b) Payment directly to another Trust/ NHS provider, or consultants employed by another Trust/ NHS provider for reporting. Method used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
c) Payment to a commercial company for reporting. Method used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
 
Answer To Question 1:
a) £22k
b) No
c) Yes £47k
 
Question Number 2:
If the answer to c) above was yes, please state which of the following companies was used, and the amount paid to each of the following companies in relation to financial year 2018/19.
a) Backlogs Limited Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
b) Source Bioscience Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
c) LD Path Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
d) Cellular Pathology Services Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
e) Other – please state which Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
 
Answer To Question 2:
a) £8k
b) £39k
c) No
d) No
e) No
 
Question Number 3:
How many Whole Time Equivalent histopathology consultants were in post on 31/3/19?
 
Answer To Question 3:
4.95WTE
 
Question Number 4:
Please list the pathology providers, including NHS organisations, which you used during financial year 2018/19 to provide GP direct access pathology services (list any provider with a spend in the year greater than £25,000)

Please provide the amount spent with each provider on GP direct access pathology during the year 2018/19.

 
Answer To Question 4:
University Hospitals Southampton

Amount spent on GP direct access only is not held
 
Question Number 5:
Please state which of following methods for calculating payment best describes the contractual arrangement between the CCG and each provider
- Amount paid for direct access pathology not explicitly stated, ie included within larger overall contract
- Fixed payment amount for pathology agreed for the year
- Fixed payment amount agreed for the year, but adjusted if volumes are higher or lower than expected
- Payment calculated based on a cost per specialty, eg £X per blood science test, £Y per microbiology sample, £Z per histology case
- Payment calculated on a price per specific test, eg £X for Urea and Electrolytes, £Y for full blood count, £Z for MRSA test
 
Answer To Question 5:
Fixed payment amount for pathology agreed for the year
 
Question Number 6:
Have the authority undertaken a procurement advertised via OJEU for GP direct access pathology during the past five years? If so, please provide link.
 
Answer To Question 6:
No
 
Question Number 7:
During the financial year 2018/19, please state which of the following arrangements were used for reporting radiology cases which were not reported by employed or locum radiologists during their contracted Programmed Activities (PAs). Please also state the amount spent in each category used.
a) Payment to own consultants for additional work outside contracted PAs. Method used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
b) Payment directly to another Trust/ NHS provider, or consultants employed by another Trust/ NHS provider for reporting. Method used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
c) Payment to a commercial company for reporting. Method used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
 
Answer To Question 7:
a) Yes - £123k
b) No
c) Yes £234k
 
Question Number 8:
If the answer to c) above was yes, please state which of the following companies was used, and the amount paid to each of the following companies in relation to financial year 2018/19.
a) Medica plc Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
b) Telemedicine Clinic (TMC) Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
cRadiology Reporting Online, also known as Everlight Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
d) Four Ways Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
e) Dulwich Medical Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
f) Other – please state which Company used YES/ NO if YES £amount spent in year
 
Answer To Question 8:
a) £234k
b) No
c) No
d) No
e) No
f) No
 
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