Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5398

Date Request Received: 15/11/2019 15:51:08

Date Request Replied To: 09/12/2019 11:15:17

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Request Summary: The number of medicines and/or nursing services provided to NHS patients by an Independent Homecare

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
In your organisation, which named individuals have the overall responsibility for any homecare provision for your patients?
Answer To Question 1:
Steve Bleakley, Chief Pharmacist has the overall responsibility for homecare patients receiving medication.
Question Number 2:
Do you currently have in post an operational lead for homecare services in your organisation – If so, what is their name/role?
Answer To Question 2:
Sandra Swinerd – Lead Pharmacy Technician Support Services
Question Number 3:
What are your organisations minimum requirements for accepting a homecare provider?
Answer To Question 3:
Regionally contracted via the PPSA
Question Number 4:
If you have an outsourced outpatient pharmacy, are they able to provide nurse services / training for patients on how to self-inject for medicines administered by sub-cutaneous injection as part of their contract?
Answer To Question 4:
We do not currently operate an outsourced outpatient pharmacy
Question Number 5:
Can you please advise of total numbers of NHS patients who received a homecare delivery service of drug and/or nurse service at dates Jan 2018 / Jan 2019 / October 2019 – please provide these numbers by;
a. Drug name
b. Therapy / clinical area
c. Name of the homecare provider who provided/provides this service
d. If possible please identify if these services are NHS funded or pharmaceutical / manufacturer funded services.
Answer To Question 5:
Please see attachment. FOI 5398.xlsx
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FOI 5398.xlsx
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