Paris Gourtsoyannis

Dear Orkney NHS Board,

Please treat the following questions as a Freedom of Information request.

I would like any response to be made electronically wherever
possible in spreadsheet form.

This request aims to establish the number of people on waiting lists and how many of those have committed suicide before beginning treatment.

First, please provide a figure for the number of people currently on waiting lists to receive treatment for mental illness within your NHS board area as of the most recent date for which data is held.

Secondly, please disclose if any individuals on waiting lists for mental illness treatment with your NHS board in the past five years died without having received any treatment. If this information is held, please indicate if the cause of death was suicide.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using
exemptions in the act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you are only able to release some of the information, I would ask that you release this data rather than withhold the entire set.

If you would like more clarification on this issue do not hesitate to contact me using this site.

Please can you confirm that you have received this request; please bear in mind that under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 you are bound to respond within 20 working days.

Kind regards,
Paris Gourtsoyannis
07525066640

FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

Please be advised that the Freedom of Information Officer is out of the
office until Thursday 3rd February.

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FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

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FOI Request - Acknowledgment of Receipt

I hereby acknowledge receipt of the request detailed below.

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|Your Query: |
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|I would like any response to be made electronically wherever possible in|
|spreadsheet form. |
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|This request aims to establish the number of people on waiting lists and|
|how many of those have committed suicide before beginning treatment. |
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|1. First, please provide a figure for the number of people currently |
|on waiting lists to receive treatment for mental illness within your NHS|
|board area as of the most recent date for which data is held. |
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|2. Secondly, please disclose if any individuals on waiting lists for |
|mental illness treatment with your NHS board in the past five years died|
|without having received any treatment. If this information is held, |
|please indicate if the cause of death was suicide. |
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|If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions |
|in the act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used. |
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|If you are only able to release some of the information, I would ask |
|that you release this data rather than withhold the entire set. |
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|If you would like more clarification on this issue do not hesitate to |
|contact me |
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|Reference number allocated to this request: |
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|2011 - 28 |
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|(Please quote this reference number in any future correspondence |
|relating to this request.) |
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|The official date of your request is*: |
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|01/02/2011 |
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|A response should be sent to your request no later than**: |
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|01/03/2011 |
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The following extract, taken from the `awareness guidance 11' on the
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website, defines these criteria as
follows. For the full guidance please visit the ICO website -
[1]www.ico.gov.uk.

* The 20 working day clock starts:

- the day after the public authority receives the request -
according to section 10(1) the time limit for compliance is the twentieth
working day following the date of receipt.

or

- the day the authority receives further information it reasonably
requires in order to identify and locate the information requested.

** A public authority must inform the applicant in writing whether it
holds the information requested and if so, communicate that information to
the applicant, promptly, but not later than 20 working days after receipt
of the request

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Sutherland

Freedom of Information Officer

NHS Orkney

Balfour Hospital, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall

Orkney KW15 1BH

Tel: 01856 888 220; Fax: 01856 888 211

FOI E-mail: [email address]

www.ohb.scot.nhs.uk

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References

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1. http://www.ico.gov.uk/

FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

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Please find attached response to your FOI request.

Regards

Lizzy

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