Freedom of Information Department
15th April 2019
Dear George Julian,
Thank you for your request under Section 1a of the Freedom of Information Act.
I can confirm that we hold the information that falls within the description specified in your request.
The following answers correspond to the points made in your request 1) The number of deaths of patients with a learning disability that occurred in the last three
years (by years defined as 1/4/16 - 31/3/17, 1/4/17 - 31/3/18, 1/4/18 to present).
As this information contains low numbers (between 0 - 5) it is being withheld as it may A)
identify individuals involved and/or B)
be classed as the personal data of third parties and is
therefore exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 on the grounds that it is personal information.
2) the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability reported as an incident on the
National Reporting and Learning System (NLRS) in the last three years (defined as above)
3) the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability reported as an incident on the
Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS) in the last three years (defined as above)
Right to Review
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal
review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the
response to your original letter and should be addressed to:
Information Assurance Officer
2nd Floor Derwent House
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
L3 8JN email@example.com
Please remember to quote the above reference numbers in any future correspondence regarding
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to
the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Information Assurance Manager
Information Governance Office
0151 706 3149 firstname.lastname@example.org
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information therein is subject to the provisions of the Copyright Acts. If you wish to use any or all of this information for commercial
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Information Regulations 2005 we may or may not agree to issue a licence for such re-use. If we do agree to issue a licence we may
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