De-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids within SEHSCT

Jimmy Hamill made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

This request relates to the service provided within the SEHSCT relating to de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids.

This request does NOT relate to instances of drug misuse.

This request does relate specifically to those cases where there is an underlying condition leading to a need for chronic or acute pain management for which opioids have been prescribed and has led to dependence. De-escalation and withdrawal management from opioids in these cases needs to be done in conjunction with the requirement to continue treating the underlying condition.

[1] What pathway does the SEHSCT follow in dealing with de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids?

[2] What existing guidelines does the SEHSCT adhere to in dealing with de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids?

[3] What are the organisational units (team structure & hierarchy) involved in providing de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids? (Can the hierarchy be provided up to Director level please?)

[4] Is there a specific multi-disciplinary team set up for providing de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids? If so – can you provide the membership of the MDT team and state how often that it has met in the last 12 months?

[5] How many cases of de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids has SEHSCT initiated and managed since 1st April 2016?
Can this information be broken down by year:
- 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
- 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018
- 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019
- 1st April 2019 to current day

[6] What is the existing policy within the SEHSCT for managing de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids at present?
This should include – but not be necessarily limited to – use of care plans, patient involvement in decision making, support systems availability, liaison with local GP’s, regular consultation expectations, continuous review.

Yours faithfully,

Jimmy Hamill

Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Hamill

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Re: Information in relation to the
de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids

 

Thank you for your correspondence regarding the above. Your request was
received on 29^th August 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of
the above legislation.

 

The leaflet attached tells you about the legislation and the procedures we
will follow in handling your request.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the
reference number above.

 

Kind regards

 

Jane McCormick

Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

028 91512019

Email:- [1][email address]

 

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Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Mr Hamill
 
(Freedom of Information Act 2000) Re: Information in relation to the
de-escalation and withdrawal management of prescribed opioids
 
I am writing to advise you that we need to extend the time limit for
responding to your request for information which the Department received
on 29 August 2019.
 
As explained in paragraph six of the leaflet enclosed with my
acknowledgement email, occasionally it is necessary to extend our 20
working day time limit for issuing a response.  In the case of your
request, we must extend the time limit and  I hope to let you have a
response soon.
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
 
Kind regards
 
Jane McCormick
Information Governance Assistant
Information Governance Team
028 91512019
Email:- [1][email address]
 
 
 
 

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Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for your update.
I look forward to your response in due course

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for your update.
I look forward to your reply at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely,

Jimmy Hamill

Information Governance, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Hamill

 

Please see attached response from the South Eastern H&SC Trust in relation
to your request for information received on 29 august 2019.

 

Kind regards

 

Jane McCormick

Information Governance Assistant

Information Governance Team

028 91512019

Email:- [1][email address]

 

 

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