Dear Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information in regards to the number of people living with autism in mental health wards. I would like to know:

1. How many people in Birmingham are living with autism?
2. How many are kept in mental health wards? How long have they been there in months? eg. 0 - 6, 7 - 12, 13 - 18, 19 - 24, over 24 months.
3. How many are outpatients to mental health services?

Can you please also categorise these by the sex of the person and whether they are under or over 18.

Please provide the above information digitally, preferably in the form of an excel spreadsheet.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Yours faithfully,

Kirsty Card

FOIOffice (BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL MENTAL HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Kirsty,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Autism. Your request
was received on 06/11/2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Trust does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be
withheld. I will write to you in any event.

 

Accessibility requirements: If you have any requirements regarding the
format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be
used, audio, large print, verbal explanation and so on, then please let me
know.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact
me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe
House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or
01625 54 57 45 or [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Trust FOI Officer

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

50 Summer Hill Road

Birmingham

B1 3RB

Tel: 0121 301 1370

e-mail: [2][Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust request email]

website: [3]www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

 

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FOIOffice (BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL MENTAL HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Kirsty,

 

Thank you for your request for information received on the 06/11/19.

 

We have considered your request and can provide the following information
in the document attached.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, you should write to
the Freedom of Information Officer, BSMHFT, 50 Summer Hill Road,
Birmingham, B1 3RB, or e-mail [1][Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by our trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 or
[2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

We are always interested in improving our services. To give us feedback
regarding your experience with the Freedom of information office, please
visit:
[3]http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/about-us/inform...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Trust FOI Officer

e-mail: [4][Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Direct Dial: 0121 301 1370

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