suicide statistics in Devon 2007 - 2009

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Dear Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I hope you will be able to help - I requested this information from the Strategic Health Authority (South west)and they have suggested that this information is something you would be able to provide. If you do not hold the information please could you tell me which organisation would be able to help.

Please could you give me the numbers of people who have died by suicide in Devon in the period between 2007 and 2009, who were in contact with mental health services at the time of their death, or in the year before they died. Please could you indicate whether the deaths were in the community or in hospital/institutions. If possible please could you also indicate the numbers by regions in Devon, for example, Torbay, North Devon, South and West Devon, East
Devon.

Thank you for any information you are able to provide.

Yours faithfully,

Pam Cox

Devonpct Foi (DEVON PCT), Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Pam

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find attached an acknowledgement letter from NHS Devon.

Kind regards

The Freedom of Information team
NHS Devon

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Devonpct Foi (DEVON PCT), Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Pam

Further to our email to you on 14 Ocotber 2011, in order to ensure that NHS Devon answer your FOI request as fully as possible, we need to clarify aspects of your request

Please see the attached clarification letter for details.
Kind regards

The Freedom of Information team
NHS Devon

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Dear Devonpct Foi (DEVON PCT),

Thank you for your letter requesting clarification re my inquiry. You asked if I wished to receive data relating to confirmed suicides or suicides and open
verdicts. Is it possible please to request data for both confirmed suicides and open verdicts? If this is not feasible please would you provide the data for suicides which were confirmed.

Thank you very much for your prompt reply and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Pam Cox

Devonpct Foi (DEVON PCT), Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Pam, thank you for clarifying this. NHS Devon is now progressing with your request.

Kind Regards

The Freedom of Information Team
NHS Devon

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Dear Devonpct Foi (DEVON PCT),

Thank you for your reply - just to further clarify my request it might help to copy the definition given for statistical purposes in the recent report - 'Suicide and Self Harm in the South West' published last month:

'Suicides' in this report refers to 'suicides and deaths from injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted'.

If the information you are able to supply corresponds to this definition, that would be really helpful. If you are able to give a more detailed breakdown of the statistics, that would also be very useful.

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Pam Cox

Dear Devonpct Foi (DEVON PCT),

I have not had a reply to my request for information which I think should have been available by 16 November. Please could you acknowledge my reminder and let me know if there is a problem in accessing the data I requested.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Pam Cox

Dear Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I still await your response to my request for information which is now overdue. I wrote to you on the 18th November but have had no reply. Please would you acknowledge this second email and provide me with a response to the query sent to you on 19 October.

Thank you, I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Pam Cox

Devon PCT Foi (DEVON PCT), Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Pam, apologies for the delay. Once figures are confirmed the information will be released.

Kind regards

The Freedom of Information team
NHS Devon
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From: Pam Cox [[FOI #89559 email]]
Sent: 22 November 2011 14:51
To: Devon PCT Foi (DEVON PCT)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - suicide statistics in Devon 2007 - 2009

Dear Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I still await your response to my request for information which is
now overdue. I wrote to you on the 18th November but have had no
reply. Please would you acknowledge this second email and provide
me with a response to the query sent to you on 19 October.

Thank you, I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Pam Cox

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Dear Devon PCT Foi (DEVON PCT),

Thank you for your reply. I am disappointed that you have not been able to reply within the legal timescale - please could you advise when you expect to be able to answer my query.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Pam Cox

Devon PCT Foi (DEVON PCT), Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Pam

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find attached a response letter from NHS Devon.

Kind regards

The Freedom of Information team
NHS Devon

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Dear Devon PCT Foi (DEVON PCT),

Thank you for your reply to my request.

Your message gives information for data during 2007 and 2009. My request was for the period between 2007 and 2009. Can you confirm that the data you have supplied includes 2008 as well.

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Pam Cox

Devon PCT Foi (DEVON PCT), Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Pam,
The information supplied does include data for 2008.

Kind regards

The Freedom of Information team
NHS Devon
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From: Pam Cox [[FOI #89559 email]]
Sent: 02 December 2011 11:29
To: Devon PCT Foi (DEVON PCT)
Subject: Re: Response FOIDV1564

Dear Devon PCT Foi (DEVON PCT),

Thank you for your reply to my request.

Your message gives information for data during 2007 and 2009. My
request was for the period between 2007 and 2009. Can you confirm
that the data you have supplied includes 2008 as well.

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Pam Cox

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