Identification of Adults with Asperger syndrome/High Functioning Autism

Ann Griffin made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

Please identify how many adults have been diagnosed/identified with Asperger syndrome/High Functioning Autism via the Community Mental Health Team since 2008.

Please state how many adults have approached CMHT for an identification of Asperger syndrome/High Functioning Autism who have been refused that diagnosis/identification on the grounds they do not meet Fair Access to Care criteria.

Please state how many adults identified with Asperger syndrome/High Functioning Autism have received a service via CMHT.

Please state how many adults identified with Asperger syndrome/High Functioning Autism have been discharged from the Community Mental Health team without a service

Please state how many members of staff are trained to diagnose/identify Asperger syndrome/High Functioning Autism.

Please state how many adults seeking diagnosis/identification of Asperger syndrome/High Functioning autism are referred to Learning Disability Team and then become lost in the system.

Please state exactly the route an adult, who wishes to
have a diagnosis/identification of who they are, should take to achieve the best outcome for them and where this route is published.

Yours faithfully,

Ann Griffin

Raffill Eileen (RWR) Herts Partnership FT,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Griffin, please see the attached letter regarding your recent foi
request.

 

Regards.

 

Eileen Raffill

Records & Access to Information Co-ordinator

Informatics Department

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone:  01727 804228

Fax:  01727 804968

 

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Dear Raffill Eileen (RWR) Herts Partnership FT,

Thank you for your letter explaining that your response to my request is delayed. Do you have a timescale for completion? Also in your response can you describe the reason for the delay?

Yours sincerely,

Ann Griffin

FOI (RWR) Herts Partnership FT,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Griffin

 

Please see the attached update regarding your FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Vivienne Smith

Records and Access to Information Officer - West SBU

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Waverley Road

St Albans

AL3 5TL

Tel:  01727 804954

New Mobile Number : 07825356657 

 

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disclosure under the NHS Code of Openness or the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.  Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the
confidentiality of this email and your reply cannot be guaranteed.  Any
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Dear Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Identification of Adults with Asperger syndrome/High Functioning Autism'.

I am concerned that this request is now almost a month overdue and despite your letter dated 8th November stating an anticipated response by 18th November I still await an answer. I am very concerned that it is taking this long to gather a response to my request as I would have expected that this information would be centrally collected in order for HPFT to know the level and type of service they would need to provide. It is very concerning that this information is not to hand as it is about people who are some of the most vulnerable in our society.

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

Yours faithfully,

Ann Griffin

FOI (RWR) Herts Partnership FT,

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Griffin

 

We are pleased to enclose our response to your Freedom of Information
request regarding the identification of adults with Asperger Syndrome/High
Functioning Autism.

 

Please accept my apologies for the unfortunate delay, which as I explained
in my letter of the 8 November 2012, is due to the increased volume and
complexity of the requests being received.

 

I have been unable to locate a telephone number to call you to discuss
your request for an internal review regarding the handling of your request
so it would be much appreciated if you could contact me on the telephone
number below.

 

Yours sincerely 

 

Vivienne Smith

Records and Access to Information Officer - West SBU

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Waverley Road

St Albans

AL3 5TL

Tel:  01727 804954

New Mobile Number : 07825356657 

 

The information contained in this email may be subjected to public
disclosure under the NHS Code of Openness or the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.  Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the
confidentiality of this email and your reply cannot be guaranteed.  Any
unofficial use of this email is prohibited. 

 

 

FOI (RWR) Herts Partnership FT,

Dear Mrs Griffin

 

Following my email dated the 30^th November 2012 enclosing my response to
your Freedom of Information request, and asking that you contact me to
discuss your request for an internal review.  Unfortunately we have not as
yet received a telephone call from you.

 

I would be grateful if you could contact me on 01727 804954 to discuss
your request for an internal review. 

 

If we do not hear from you within the next 7 days we will assume that you
no longer require a review to be undertaken as you have now received a
response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Vivienne Smith

Records and Access to Information Officer - West SBU

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Waverley Road

St Albans

AL3 5TL

Tel:  01727 804954

New Mobile Number : 07825356657 

 

The information contained in this email may be subjected to public
disclosure under the NHS Code of Openness or the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.  Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the
confidentiality of this email and your reply cannot be guaranteed.  Any
unofficial use of this email is prohibited. 

 

 

Smith Vivienne (RWR) Herts Partnership FT,

Dear Mrs Griffin

 

Thank you for trying to contact me on Thursday 13 December 2012 and
leaving a message on my answer phone.

 

I am sorry that I was not in the office at the time to discuss your
request for a review and unfortunately you did not leave a contact number
for me to return your call.

 

If we do not hear from you again within the next 7 days we will assume
that you no longer require a review to be undertaken and we will consider
this request closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Vivienne Smith

Records and Access to Information Officer - West SBU

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Waverley Road

St Albans

AL3 5TL

Tel:  01727 804954

New Mobile Number : 07825356657 

 

The information contained in this email may be subjected to public
disclosure under the NHS Code of Openness or the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.  Unless the information is legally exempt from disclosure, the
confidentiality of this email and your reply cannot be guaranteed.  Any
unofficial use of this email is prohibited. 

 

 

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As part of our commitment to improving our services, we’ve made it easier
to get help and advice about our mental health and learning disability
services. Calling 0300 777 0707 gives you direct access to mental health
professionals and ensures everyone gets effective and consistent support.
Find out more on www.hertspartsft.nhs.uk

PLEASE NOTE - This email account is not secure - do not send Person
Identifiable Data to this account