Treatment and care of incarcerated people with bleeding disorders

Dan Farthing made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Fife NHS Board

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Dear Fife NHS Board,

I am interested in the information provided to prisons and other secure facilities in Scotland to ensure they are able to provide appropriate access to treatment and care to those they are responsible for with inherited bleeding disorders such as haemophilia a, haemophilia b, von Willebrands, other clotting factor deficiencies, or platelet disorders.

Specifically, what information is provided to,
a) Prisons and offender institutions including for those on remand,
b) to facilities for those detained under the mental health act,
within the territory of your health board?

Thank you for your help and assistance with this enquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Dan Farthing

foirequestfife (NHS FIFE),

Good morning

Further to your FOI request, there are no prisons or offender institutions within the NHS Fife area.

Regards

Christine Law
FOI Administrator
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From: Dan Farthing <[FOI #570668 email]>
Sent: 24 April 2019 16:24
To: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Treatment and care of incarcerated people with bleeding disorders

Dear Fife NHS Board,

I am interested in the information provided to prisons and other secure facilities in Scotland to ensure they are able to provide appropriate access to treatment and care to those they are responsible for with inherited bleeding disorders such as haemophilia a, haemophilia b, von Willebrands, other clotting factor deficiencies, or platelet disorders.

Specifically, what information is provided to,
a) Prisons and offender institutions including for those on remand,
b) to facilities for those detained under the mental health act,
within the territory of your health board?

Thank you for your help and assistance with this enquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Dan Farthing

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Dear foirequestfife (NHS FIFE),

Thank you for your prompt response. Can you clarify that there are no hospitals dealing with mental health that where a patient can be legally required to remain as an inpatient?

Yours sincerely,

Dan Farthing

foirequestfife (NHS FIFE),

Good afternoon

Mental Health Services are managed by the Health and Social Care Partnership.

I will forwarded your request to that office who will contact you directly.

Regards

Christine Law
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From: Dan Farthing <[FOI #570668 email]>
Sent: 25 April 2019 14:01
To: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Treatment and care of incarcerated people with bleeding disorders

Dear foirequestfife (NHS FIFE),

Thank you for your prompt response. Can you clarify that there are no hospitals dealing with mental health that where a patient can be legally required to remain as an inpatient?

Yours sincerely,

Dan Farthing

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Hi Dan

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information,
Reference No: 2019.036.NHS

 

Thank you for your email which was received by NHS Fife on 25th
April 2019. This is an acknowledgement of receipt of your information
request.

 

I can confirm that your request is currently being processed and that NHS
Fife will respond to you under the terms of FOISA, and within the
timescales required by FOISA.

Yours sincerely

 

Lesley Gauld

Information Compliance Manager

Health and Social Care

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From: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE) <[email address]>
Sent: 25 April 2019 15:00
To: Dan Farthing
Cc: FOI IJB
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Treatment and care of
incarcerated people with bleeding disorders
 
Good afternoon

Mental Health Services are managed by the Health and Social Care
Partnership.

I will forwarded your request to that office who will contact you
directly.

Regards

Christine Law
________________________________________
From: Dan Farthing <[FOI #570668 email]>
Sent: 25 April 2019 14:01
To: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Treatment and care of
incarcerated people with bleeding disorders

Dear foirequestfife (NHS FIFE),

Thank you for your prompt response.  Can you clarify that there are no
hospitals dealing with mental health that where a patient can be legally
required to remain as an inpatient?

Yours sincerely,

Dan Farthing

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Hi Dan

We have started to collate information for your request, to ensure that we
provide the data that you are looking for please can you provide some
clarification?

Please can you provide further details:

* Are you looking for information relating to adults or children?
* Are there specific timescales that you are interested in?
* Are there specific locations that you are interested in?
* What is your definition of 'legally required'?
* Are there any other details that you think may be relevant?

Many thanks

Lesley

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From: FOI IJB
Sent: 25 April 2019 15:30
To: [FOI #570668 email]
Cc: FOI IJB
Subject: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Mental Health Wards Ref. No.
2019.036.NHS
 

Hi Dan

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information,
Reference No: 2019.036.NHS

 

Thank you for your email which was received by NHS Fife on 25th
April 2019. This is an acknowledgement of receipt of your information
request.

 

I can confirm that your request is currently being processed and that NHS
Fife will respond to you under the terms of FOISA, and within the
timescales required by FOISA.

Yours sincerely

 

Lesley Gauld

Information Compliance Manager

Health and Social Care

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From: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE) <[email address]>
Sent: 25 April 2019 15:00
To: Dan Farthing
Cc: FOI IJB
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Treatment and care of
incarcerated people with bleeding disorders
 
Good afternoon

Mental Health Services are managed by the Health and Social Care
Partnership.

I will forwarded your request to that office who will contact you
directly.

Regards

Christine Law
________________________________________
From: Dan Farthing <[FOI #570668 email]>
Sent: 25 April 2019 14:01
To: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Treatment and care of
incarcerated people with bleeding disorders

Dear foirequestfife (NHS FIFE),

Thank you for your prompt response.  Can you clarify that there are no
hospitals dealing with mental health that where a patient can be legally
required to remain as an inpatient?

Yours sincerely,

Dan Farthing

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI IJB,

Thank you for your reply asking for clarification.

I'm looking for the guidance which is given for the treatment or care of both adults or children.
There isn't a specific timescale I'm interested in. What I'm trying to establish is what happens when an institution find they have detained someone on mental health grounds who, in addition to their mental health needs, also has an inherited bleeding disorder.

I'm trying to find out if there is any guidance or policy which would help guide staff in trying to make sure their needs related to their bleeding disorder are met while they are being detained. I'm hoping that the policy and guidance would at least be standardised across your area so that I don't have to make similar requests to every mental health unit which might have the powers to detain people under the Mental Health Act (also commonly referred to as being sectioned). If you think the policies will vary then a list of the institutions in your area with the relevant powers under the Mental Health Act would be very useful.

Thank you for your work on this request, it's much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Farthing

Hi Dan

Thanks for the clarification - that's really helpful.

Kind regards

Lesley

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From: Dan Farthing <[FOI #570668 email]>
Sent: 26 April 2019 15:01
To: FOI IJB
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Mental Health Wards Ref. No.
2019.036.NHS
 
Dear FOI IJB,

Thank you for your reply asking for clarification.

I'm looking for the guidance which is given for the treatment or care of
both adults or children. 
There isn't a specific timescale I'm interested in.  What I'm trying to
establish is what happens when an institution find they have detained
someone on mental health grounds who, in addition to their mental health
needs, also has an inherited bleeding disorder. 

I'm trying to find out if there is any guidance or policy which would help
guide staff in trying to make sure their needs related to their bleeding
disorder are met while they are being detained.  I'm hoping that the
policy and guidance would at least be standardised across your area so
that I don't have to make similar requests to every mental health unit
which might have the powers to detain people under the Mental Health Act
(also commonly referred to as being sectioned).  If you think the policies
will vary then a list of the institutions in your area with the relevant
powers under the Mental Health Act would be very useful.

Thank you for your work on this request, it's much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Dan Farthing

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

1 Atodiad

Dan

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Request for Information - Reference No.: 2019.036.NHS

Thank you for your email of 25 April 2019 requesting information on treatment of incarcerated people with bleeding disorders. Please find a response in the attached letter.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me by email, or by telephone: 03451 555555 ext. 440971 if I can be of further assistance.

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership maintain a Publication Scheme with details of further information which may be of interest to you. The Publication Scheme is available on our website: www.fifehealthandsocialcare.org/publicat...

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Thanks

Wendy

Wendy Anderson
H&SC Co-ordinator
Health & Social Care Partnership
Rothesay House
Rothesay Place
GLENROTHES
Fife ________________________________________
From: Dan Farthing <[FOI #570668 email]>
Sent: 25 April 2019 14:01
To: foirequestfife (NHS FIFE)
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Treatment and care of incarcerated people with bleeding disorders

Dear foirequestfife (NHS FIFE),

Thank you for your prompt response. Can you clarify that there are no hospitals dealing with mental health that where a patient can be legally required to remain as an inpatient?

Yours sincerely,

Dan Farthing

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir