FOI Request for Methadone and Buprenorphine prescriptions in the Western Isles from 2015 to 2019

Jennifer Jones made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Western Isles NHS Board

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Dear Western Isles NHS Board,

I seek the following information on the Methadone and Buprenorphine prescriptions in the Western Isles from 2015 to 2019.

1) How many prescriptions for Methadone and Buprenorphine have you stopped since January 2015? Including the figures from the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Please include all with the exception of successful planned opiate free discharges.

2) How many prescriptions were stopped for 'non-compliance' which includes those stopped for using illegal drugs on top of their prescriptions or for those missing appointments? Please include these figures separately. Including the figures from the years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

3) How many of your patients are on optimised doses of methadone and buprenorphine as in line with clinical guidance? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

4) How many of your patients are on sub-optimised dosing (1ml-60ml) methadone? Including the figures from the years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

5) How many patients have been barred from your services in the last 3 years? (2016, 2017, 2018)

6) How many patients have died whilst in treatment (mediated and unmediated) please include all deaths and not just drug-related deaths? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

6a) How many of those that died in treatment were not prescribed methadone or buprenorphine at the time of their deaths? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

6b) Of those that died, how many were on a sub-optimised dose at the time of their death? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

7) Of the first 12 months of receiving treatment for drug addiction, how many patients have received therapeutic/holistic support (such as mental health support, trauma support, counselling, bereavement, therapeutic services etc) Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

8) How many died within 12 months of leaving treatment?

Please provide me with any documentation related to the above questions. Please do not supply the requested information in pdf format files. Please supply the requested information in Microsoft Excel format or CSV format.

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information request.

If you anticipate any resolvable issues with this request, please let me know in case I can reword it. My phone number is 07738865651.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Jennifer Jones

Foi-Requests(westernisleshealthboard) (NHS WESTERN ISLES), Western Isles NHS Board

​Please accept this email as confirmation that NHS Western Isles has received your FOI request below.

Regards,

Tina

NHS Western Isles / 37 South Beach Street / Stornoway / Isle of Lewis / HS1 2BB
[email address] / Tel: 01851 708031 / Fax: 01851 702036

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From: Jennifer Jones <[FOI #567028 email]>
Sent: 08 April 2019 18:38
To: Foi-Requests(westernisleshealthboard) (NHS WESTERN ISLES)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI Request for Methadone and Buprenorphine prescriptions in the Western Isles from 2015 to 2019

Dear Western Isles NHS Board,

I seek the following information on the Methadone and Buprenorphine prescriptions in the Western Isles from 2015 to 2019.

1) How many prescriptions for Methadone and Buprenorphine have you stopped since January 2015? Including the figures from the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Please include all with the exception of successful planned opiate free discharges.

2) How many prescriptions were stopped for 'non-compliance' which includes those stopped for using illegal drugs on top of their prescriptions or for those missing appointments? Please include these figures separately. Including the figures from the years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

3) How many of your patients are on optimised doses of methadone and buprenorphine as in line with clinical guidance? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

4) How many of your patients are on sub-optimised dosing (1ml-60ml) methadone? Including the figures from the years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

5) How many patients have been barred from your services in the last 3 years? (2016, 2017, 2018)

6) How many patients have died whilst in treatment (mediated and unmediated) please include all deaths and not just drug-related deaths? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

6a) How many of those that died in treatment were not prescribed methadone or buprenorphine at the time of their deaths? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

6b) Of those that died, how many were on a sub-optimised dose at the time of their death? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

7) Of the first 12 months of receiving treatment for drug addiction, how many patients have received therapeutic/holistic support (such as mental health support, trauma support, counselling, bereavement, therapeutic services etc) Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

8) How many died within 12 months of leaving treatment?

Please provide me with any documentation related to the above questions. Please do not supply the requested information in pdf format files. Please supply the requested information in Microsoft Excel format or CSV format.

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information request.

If you anticipate any resolvable issues with this request, please let me know in case I can reword it. My phone number is 07738865651.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Jennifer Jones

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Please find attached NHS Western Isles response to your FOI request below.
Regards,
Tina

NHS Western Isles / 37 South Beach Street / Stornoway / Isle of Lewis / HS1 2BB
[email address] / Tel: 01851 708031 / Fax: 01851 702036

________________________________________
From: Jennifer Jones <[FOI #567028 email]>
Sent: 08 April 2019 18:38
To: Foi-Requests(westernisleshealthboard) (NHS WESTERN ISLES)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI Request for Methadone and Buprenorphine prescriptions in the Western Isles from 2015 to 2019

Dear Western Isles NHS Board,

I seek the following information on the Methadone and Buprenorphine prescriptions in the Western Isles from 2015 to 2019.

1) How many prescriptions for Methadone and Buprenorphine have you stopped since January 2015? Including the figures from the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Please include all with the exception of successful planned opiate free discharges.

2) How many prescriptions were stopped for 'non-compliance' which includes those stopped for using illegal drugs on top of their prescriptions or for those missing appointments? Please include these figures separately. Including the figures from the years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

3) How many of your patients are on optimised doses of methadone and buprenorphine as in line with clinical guidance? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

4) How many of your patients are on sub-optimised dosing (1ml-60ml) methadone? Including the figures from the years, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

5) How many patients have been barred from your services in the last 3 years? (2016, 2017, 2018)

6) How many patients have died whilst in treatment (mediated and unmediated) please include all deaths and not just drug-related deaths? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

6a) How many of those that died in treatment were not prescribed methadone or buprenorphine at the time of their deaths? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

6b) Of those that died, how many were on a sub-optimised dose at the time of their death? Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

7) Of the first 12 months of receiving treatment for drug addiction, how many patients have received therapeutic/holistic support (such as mental health support, trauma support, counselling, bereavement, therapeutic services etc) Including the figures from the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

8) How many died within 12 months of leaving treatment?

Please provide me with any documentation related to the above questions. Please do not supply the requested information in pdf format files. Please supply the requested information in Microsoft Excel format or CSV format.

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information request.

If you anticipate any resolvable issues with this request, please let me know in case I can reword it. My phone number is 07738865651.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Jennifer Jones

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[FOI #567028 email]

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Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will be delayed.

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