Access to treatment

Barbara Richards made this Freedom of Information request to North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT),

I would like to know how a person with mental health problems caused by child abuse can force a reluctant GP to offer suitable councelling and treatment. I would also like to know how an adult person can go about getting proper screening for autism spectrum disorders.

Yours faithfully,

Barbara Richards

Rebecca Pugh,

Good Afternoon Ms Richards,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 21/02/2012, which
we received on 22/02/2012.

NHS Staffordshire Commissioning Support Services will endeavour to respond
to your Freedom of Information request within 20 working days of receiving
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Your Sincerely,

Rebecca Pugh - Records Management and Information Governance Officer,
NHS Staffordshire Commissioning Support Services
Herbert Minton Building
79 London Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 7PZ

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Rebecca Pugh,

Dear Barbara Richards,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 21/02/2012.

Please see below the information you requested and our
response(s) highlighted in blue:

I would like to know how a person with mental health problems caused by
child abuse can force a reluctant GP to offer suitable councelling and
treatment.

The issue of a referral is a matter of judgement by the GP. In the event
of this being declined the choices are to request for this to be
reconsidered or if the option is available to consult a different GP. The
patient could consider making a complaint on the issues.

I would also like to know how an adult person can go about getting proper
screening for autism spectrum disorders.

A service for autism spectrum disorders is currently not commissioned. In
the first instance a referral to adult psychiatry may assist , but raising
the matter with CCGs as a commissioning suggestion through the GP could be
considered.

NHS Staffordshire Commissioning Support Services is responsible for the
management of Freedom of Information requests received on behalf of
Staffordshire Cluster PCTs (NHS Stoke on Trent, NHS North Staffordshire
and South Staffordshire PCT) and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent
Partnership NHS Trust. The response will be provided by the appropriate
Senior Manager(s) within these organisations, and will be co-ordinated by
the Information Governance team within the NHS Staffordshire Commissioning
Support Services.

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The Information Commissioners Office
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Cheshire
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Yours sincerely,
Rebecca Pugh - Records Management and Information Governance Officer
NHS Staffordshire Commissioning Support Services
Herbert Minton Building
79 London Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 7PZ

Tel: (01782) 298248
Fax: (01782) 298149

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Barbara Richards

Dear Rebecca Pugh,

Thank you for answering my questions.

Yours sincerely,

Barbara Richards

Pugh Rebecca (SCSS) Staffs CSS,

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Many Thanks,

Rebecca Pugh
Information Governance and Records Management Officer
Information Governance Team
NHS Staffordshire Commissioning Support Service
Herbert Minton Building
79 London Road
Stoke on Trent, ST4 7PZ

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