Dear London Strategic Health Authority,
I am writing to request a full list of student numbers commissioned by NHS London for pre-registration nursing - Bsc and Post Graduate numbers (adult, children, LD and mental health branches)and AHP students(OT, PT, SaLT and Podiatry) from 2012.
I have written to various staff in NHS London, since June 2012 requesting for this information and have not had a reply as yet to any of my queries.
I would appreciate a breakdown of commissioned numbers with each university and for how long the contract is with each university.
Thank you for your email. The NHS London Professional and Organisational Development Directorate have provided the following response;
New Commissions for 12-13
Bsc and Post Graduate
Adult = 1673
Child = 737
Mental Health = 591
Learning Disabilities = 67
Physiotherapy = 228
OT = 239
S&L = 172
Podiatry = 42
I hope this information is helpful, however I should advise that you have the right to complain about this response by reference to this Authority's complaints procedures, in which case you should write to the Chief Executive, Dame Ruth Carnall DBE, NHS London, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT requesting an internal review.
If you remain dissatisfied with the Authority’s decision following your complaint, you may write to the Information Commissioner for a decision under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545700
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