Who is your current Community Equipment Service provider?
Millbrook Healthcare Ltd.
Do you have a joint contract with one or more local Clinical Commissioning Groups? If yes, could you please provide the names of the CCG or CCGs that are part of the joint arrangement?
The Community Equipment Service (CES) is jointly commissioned with NHS Devon CCG, with the contract held by Devon County Council.
What is the population covered by your community equipment service?
Is there a current contract for pressure cushions?
No separate contract in place. This is provided under the CES contract.
What date did your current contract start for pressure cushions (if contract in place), and when is it due to end?
The CES contract commenced 1st June 2017, and will end 31st May 2024
What brand do you tend to use regarding pressure care cushions in the community care?
Could you please provide the financial value of pressure care products that you use per year? Giving separate values for each named product?
Our annual spend on pressure is care is circa £1.7m providing circa 10,100 pressure care items
We consider that release of the financial value of pressure care products used per year is commercially sensitive and therefore exempt under Section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Commercial Interests. Devon County Council considers releasing this information would likely prejudice the commercial interests of any competitors and this would give an unfair advantage.
We have considered the public interest in this case and we acknowledge that there is a public interest in the transparency around public spending, however, we also consider that there is a public interest in allowing businesses to apply for contracts in a competitive environment, and we therefore, consider that the public interest lies in withholding the information.