Assaults on staff and patients in in-house mental health facilities

Mike Overthrow made this Freedom of Information request to Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide me with details of the following incidents that occurred in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your trust on an annual basis, broken down by year from 2011 to 2018:

1. Total number of reported patient on staff assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year. Preferably broken down by type of assault e.g. physical/verbal etc
2. Total number of reported patient on patient assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year. Preferably broken down by type of assault e.g. physical/verbal etc
3. Number of reported arson attempts / deliberately started fires in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
4. Number of reported assaults that included a weapon (knife, razor blade, needle etc) in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
5. Total amount paid in compensation by the Trust as a result of reported assaults by patients at in-patient mental health facilities managed by your trust each year.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Overthrow

FOI (OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mike,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - SECTION 8 REQUEST

Thank you for your email dated 10/04/2018. Your request is being managed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days as per the statutory time limit, therefore you should receive a response by 09/05/2018. However, this may take longer where certain exemptions apply or depending on the nature of your request. We will let you know in advance if we need more time to complete your request.

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Kind regards,

Paul Bransgrove
Information Governance Officer
E: [Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust | Bracken House | Bracton Lane | Leyton Cross Road | Dartford | Kent | DA2 7AF

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FOI (OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mike,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - SECTION 8 REQUEST

I am writing regarding your request for information dated 10/04/2018. In your request you asked for the total amount paid in compensation by the Trust as a result of reported assaults by patients, at in-patient mental health facilities managed by the trust each year.

In order to identify the information you have requested, I would be grateful if you could please clarify whether you are requesting these figures to be presented by the year of the index incident or the year the compensation was paid.

Please provide me with a response by 02/05/2018. Once we have received the further clarification needed, we will be able to process your request further. However, please note that in the meantime your request will be placed on hold.

Kind regards,

Paul Bransgrove
Information Governance Officer
E: [Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust | Bracken House | Bracton Lane | Leyton Cross Road | Dartford | Kent | DA2 7AF

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From: Mike Overthrow <[FOI #476849 email]>
Sent: 10 April 2018 09:46
To: FOI (OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Assaults on staff and patients in in-house mental health facilities

Dear Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide me with details of the following incidents that occurred in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your trust on an annual basis, broken down by year from 2011 to 2018:

1. Total number of reported patient on staff assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year. Preferably broken down by type of assault e.g. physical/verbal etc
2. Total number of reported patient on patient assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year. Preferably broken down by type of assault e.g. physical/verbal etc
3. Number of reported arson attempts / deliberately started fires in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
4. Number of reported assaults that included a weapon (knife, razor blade, needle etc) in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
5. Total amount paid in compensation by the Trust as a result of reported assaults by patients at in-patient mental health facilities managed by your trust each year.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Overthrow

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Dear Paul

Thank you for your request for clarification of my FOI request. If you could provide information on the year the compensation was paid that would be great.

Please let me know if you need any further information.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Overthrow

FOI (OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mike,

Thank you for your clarification email.

Just to ensure I correctly understand the wording in your email below, could you please confirm if you are requesting:

a) the compensation figures listed by the year the compensation was paid;

or

b) the compensation figures by the year of the index incident, with additional information on the year the compensation was paid (if this is possible)?

Kind regards

Paul

Paul Bransgrove
Information Governance Officer
E: [Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust | Bracken House | Bracton Lane | Leyton Cross Road | Dartford | Kent | DA2 7AF

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From: Mike Overthrow <[FOI #476849 email]>
Sent: 13 April 2018 10:08
To: FOI (OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Subject: Re: FOI 4153 - Freedom of Information request - Assaults on staff and patients in in-house mental health facilities

Dear Paul

Thank you for your request for clarification of my FOI request. If you could provide information on the year the compensation was paid that would be great.

Please let me know if you need any further information.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Overthrow

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Dear Paul

Option B would be my preference if this is possible.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Overthrow

FOI (OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mike,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - SECTION 8 REQUEST

Thank you for your email. We will now continue managing your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As per the FOI Act 2000 you should receive a response by 16/05/2018.

Kind regards,

Paul Bransgrove
Information Governance Officer
E: [Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust | Bracken House | Bracton Lane | Leyton Cross Road | Dartford | Kent | DA2 7AF

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From: Mike Overthrow <[FOI #476849 email]>
Sent: 17 April 2018 09:43
To: FOI (OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Subject: Re: FOI 4153 - Freedom of Information request - Assaults on staff and patients in in-house mental health facilities

Dear Paul

Option B would be my preference if this is possible.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Overthrow

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FOI (OXLEAS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mike,

Please find attached our response to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 referenced FOI 4153

Kind Regards,

Paul Bransgrove
Information Governance Officer
Email: [Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust / Bracken House / Bracton Lane / Leyton Cross Road/ Dartford, Kent / DA2 7AF

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