Dear North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
All questions relate to the time period 1 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
1: How many 999 calls were received?
2: Of these calls how many were responded to by a frontline ambulance?
3: How many calls responded to had ‘Autism’, ‘Asperger’s’ or ASD noted in the EPR/CAD notes?
4: Of the calls noting ‘Autism’, ‘Asperger’s’ or ‘ASD’ how many had ‘Mental Health’ as a final impression?
5: Of the calls noting ‘Autism’, ‘Asperger’s’ or ‘ASD’ how many were transported to a hospital?

Yours faithfully,

L J Harris

FOI Enquiries, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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[1]North West Ambulance Service - NHS Trust

 

Thank you for your request for information which is currently being
reviewed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will
contact you again with a response to your request within the 20 working
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any queries with your request which we need to clarify with you, we will
contact you at the earliest opportunity.

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posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will do our best to
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Sarah Morley, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Ladybridge Hall
Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 5DD

Tel: 01204498306
[mobile number]
Email: mailto:[email address]

Hello

I refer to your FOI and wish to confirm that our Health Informatics team have informed me that that we don’t currently have any way of identifying calls which involved patients with Autism/Aspergers. They have tried to identify calls by taking a sample dataset and searching keywords, which is not completely reliable for this type if reporting, and it only returned 5 results.

We are able to provide answers to your first two questions, but assume this is not applicable without being comparable to the data requested in questions 3-5.

Please can you advise how you wish me to proceed.

Regards

Sarah Morley
Freedom of Information
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Tel: 0161 279 4832
Ext: 4776
[mobile number]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

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Sarah Morley, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

North West Ambulance Service

Ladybridge Hall
Chorley New Road
Bolton
BL1 5DD

Tel: 01204498306
[mobile number]
Email: mailto:[email address]

Good morning

I have not received a response from you following my email as below.

If I do not receive a response by Monday 27 July, I will assume you no longer require any further information and will withdraw the request.

Regards

Sarah Morley
Freedom of Information
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Tel: 0161 279 4832
Ext: 4776
[mobile number]
www.nwas.nhs.uk

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