Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

Michelle made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Ealing Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Ealing Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you be so kind as to answer the below questions:

1) Do all girls aged 12 -13 get offered the HPV vaccine at school?
2) a) for girls accepting, do their GPs get notified of their vaccination?
b) for girls offered but not accepting the vaccine, do their GPs get notified of their non-vaccination?

If the answer to 1) is not a complete yes:

3)a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow clinicians to administer the HPV vaccine? b) If so, which?
c) If the answer to 3a) is yes, what are the reasons provided for this?
d) What is the policy/process for alternative arrangements for any schools that have opted out?
e) Please provide a copy of the official notifications, or record of that notification

4a) Have any schools in the area opted out of the HPV vaccine catch up programme at any point?
4b) If the answer to 4a) is yes, which?

Yours faithfully,

Michelle

FOI NWL, Ealing Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Freedom of Information
NHS North West London

Dear Ealing Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I contacted you on the 20th October with an FOI request relating to
HPV vaccinations. According to law, a reply should have been
forthcoming by 16 November 2012 at the latest - but as of today
(17th November) I have yet to hear from you.

I request that you provide me with an update regarding this request
in a prompt fashion.

Yours faithfully,

Michelle Brook

Dear Ealing Primary Care Trust (PCT),

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ealing Primary Care Trust (PCT)'s handling of my FOI request 'Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure'.

I sent an original FOI request on the 20th October 2012, and received an automated response. When the deadline for response to the FOI passed by, I sent a reminder (on the 17th November) but as of yet, have not received any further correspondence, and certainly no answers to the questions asked.

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

Yours faithfully,

Michelle Brook

FOI NWL, Ealing Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Ms Brook,

Further to your Freedom of Information request which can now provide a reply. I apologise for the delay in responding to your request. Due to the organisational changes it is more complicated locating colleagues and teams that hold the relevant and correct information.

1) Do all girls aged 12 -13 get offered the HPV vaccine at school? Yes

2) a) for girls accepting, do their GPs get notified of their vaccination? Not currently, work in progress
b) for girls offered but not accepting the vaccine, do their GPs get notified of their non-vaccination? Not currently, work in progress

If the answer to 1) is not a complete yes:

3) a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow clinicians to administer the HPV vaccine?
b) If so, which? Unknown
c) If the answer to 3a) is yes, what are the reasons provided for this? In the past they have only been religious (Roman Catholic and Muslim schools)
d) What is the policy/process for alternative arrangements for any schools that have opted out? If a school opts-out, alternative venues close to the school will be used for providing the HPV service.
e) Please provide a copy of the official notifications, or record of that notification

4 a) Have any schools in the area opted out of the HPV vaccine catch up programme at any point? No
b) If the answer to 4a) is yes, which?

Regards

Dominic Mallinder
FOI Lead
NHS North West London
[email address]
15 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JD
www.northwestlondon.nhs.uk

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