Anabolic Steroid

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Dear Health and Social Care Information Centre,

My name is Oliver Telfor and I'm a journalism student at Lincoln University.

I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information.

a. How many people were emitted to hospitals because of anabolic steroid poising in the following years;
b. 2008-2009?
c. 2009 – 2010?
d. 2010 – 2011?
e. 2011 – 2012?
f. January 2012 – October 2012?
g. How many patients were treated for anabolic steroid related illnesses as well? In the same years as b,c,d,e,f.

I am requesting this information because I cannot find it on your website.

If you are able to supply some of this information more quickly than other items, please supply each item as soon as it becomes available.

If it is necessary for any reason to redact any information, please redact the minimum necessary and send me the rest of the document(s), explaining the legal grounds for each redaction.

Under FOI guidelines you have twenty working days to answer these questions. Please acknowledge receipt of this request.
If you are not the right person to deal with this request, please would you pass it to the appropriate colleague and ask them to deal with it.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Telfor

Enquiries CRM,

 

Re: Enquiry Ref: NIC-177585-BGJHV

 

 

 

Dear Oliver Telfor,

 

I am writing to acknowledge that your request for information was received
by The NHS Information Centre on (17/12/2012) and is currently being
considered.

 

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Health and Social Care information Centre
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Re: Enquiry Ref: NIC-177585-BGJHV

Dear Oliver,

Please see the attached letter sent on behalf of our information
governance team.

Kind Regards,

Hannah Pollard

Contact Centre Team
Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
1 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane
Leeds
LS1 6AE

Tel: 0845 300 6016

E-mail: [1][NHS Information Centre request email]
[2]http://www.ic.nhs.uk

 

 

 

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