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Request Reference: 7816 Request Date: 16 Jul 2018
Request: Dear Sirs Hampton Vale Health Limited - Freedom of Information Act request We act for Hampton Vale Health Limited. We write to request information to which our client is entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding the activities of Pharmacy Medicines Ltd, an NHS dispensing contractor, which operates a pharmacy on the pharmaceutical list from the premises of Fenlake Business Centre, Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5BQ (OCS Code FCC95) (PML). We would be grateful if you could provide a breakdown of: 1. the number of prescription items dispensed by PML on a monthly basis over the last 12 month period. Please ensure that this information is broken down by doctor/doctor’s practice and corresponding address; and 2. the number of advanced services (Medicines Use Reviews and New Medicine Services) appointments that have been undertaken by PML over the last 12 month period. Please ensure that this information is broken down by those services which would have been undertaken at the pharmacy premises and those that have been undertaken off-site. Please provide the above information by way of written correspondence sent to this firm for the attention of [name redacted] Should you consider this request to be too wide or unclear, please contact us as soon as possible. You will be aware that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please direct us to the same, with page references and URLs (as applicable). You will be aware that NHS Business Services Authority is required to respond to this request within the 20 working days of the date of this letter. In the meantime, we would be grateful if you could confirm safe receipt of this request. We look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully [Name and contact details redacted] [On 26 July 2018 you clarified the following:] Therefore I would be grateful if you would clarify if you require the number of items to be broken down by doctor or doctor and practice? By doctor and practice. Could you also clarify which advanced services you are interested in? Only Medicines Use Review and the New Medicine Service. Within your request you make reference to Medicine Use Reviews and New Medicine Services however you also state ‘undertaken at the pharmacy premises and those that have been undertaken off-site’. This is a description we would only associate with Appliance Use Reviews therefore please clarify if you require this also? Yes we do require this information, because it is possible for pharmacy contractors to undertake these advanced services other than on the pharmacy premises itself. We would like to know the percentage/number of such advanced services that the proprietor has declared as having been undertaken on the pharmacy premises as opposed to away from the pharmacy premises, if such information has been submitted to NHSBSA.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 22 Aug 2018
Response: Please see attached response

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