A list of all NHS Trusts that provide both mental health and community physical health services

R Griffiths made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Department of Health,

Please could you send me a list of all NHS Trusts in England, including Foundation Trusts, that provide both mental health and community physical health services as of the date of this request.

Yours faithfully,

R Griffiths

Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Our ref: DE00000724331
 
Dear Mr/Ms Griffiths,
 
Thank you for your email of 6 September to the Department of Health.  This
is being treated as a Freedom of Information request.
 
Your exact request was:
 
Please could you send me a list of all NHS Trusts in England, including
Foundation Trusts, that provide both mental health and community physical
health services as of the date of this request.
 
The Department may hold information relevant to your request.  However,
under section 21 of the FOI Act (information accessible by other means) we
will refer you to the NHS Choices website where information on all NHS
trusts and the services they provide is available.
[1]www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx.
 
I should explain that it is unlikely that the Department holds a list that
meets your exact requirements.  The FOI Act does not oblige a public
authority to create information to answer a request if the requested
information is not held.  The FOI duty is to only provide the recorded
information held.
 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:
 
Head of the Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health
Room 317
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79 Whitehall
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The Information Commissioner's Office
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Yours sincerely,
 
Sarah Walter
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health
 
 
 

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Dear Department of Health,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health's handling of my FOI request 'A list of all NHS Trusts that provide both mental health and community physical health services'.

I asked for a list of all mental health trusts in England that also provide community physical health services.

The response to my FOI request was to point me towards a list of ACUTE hospital Trusts on the NHS website (www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx), stating as this information was available through other means my request was refused.

This response expressly does not provide the reasonable information required. Sarah Walter, the FOI responder on behalf of the DoH, stated that "The FOI Act does not oblige a public authority to create information to answer a request if the requested information is not held. The FOI duty is to only provide the recorded
information held."

I would suggest that the Department of Health should and does know which Mental Health Trusts also provide community services, as they provide the authorisation for these services to be provided, and also reiterate that the link provided above does not provide this information.

I therefore ask that the response to my request be formally reviewed, and also that I receive the data as quickly as is reasonably possible.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a_...

Yours faithfully,

R Griffiths

Department of Health and Social Care

Dear R Griffiths,

I can confirm that the Department has received your request for an
Internal Review of your Freedom of Information request (Our reference:
DE00000724331).  This is now being processed by a member of the Freedom of
Information team, who will respond to you in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Scott

Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Health

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Gadawodd Peter Bowyer anodiad ()

To save yourself a 20-day wait for an internal review, you could have clicked the 'Mental Health Trusts' tab on the page given. I suspect the DH doesn't have a simple list of the nature you're asking for, but it's easily deducible by anyone from the web page they've provided for you.

Gadawodd R Griffiths anodiad ()

Peter - That gives a full list of mental health trusts, yes, but it doesn't tell me which of these provide community physical health services.

Department of Health and Social Care

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Griffiths

Please find attached the Department of Health's response to your request
for an Internal Review into the above-mentioned request.

(See attached file: Griffiths IR 724331 12.10.2012.pdf)

Yours sincerely

Anthony Doole
Senior Casework Manager
Freedom of Information Team
Ministerial Business & Parliamentary Accountability
EMail: [email address]
Address:: Department of Health Room Skipton House
80 London Road  LONDON SE1

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