Bordeline Personality Disorder services

D. Speers made this Freedom of Information request to Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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The request was successful.

Dear Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust (PCT),
Dear PCT FOI
Please provide me with the following information re
adult patients/service users diagnosed with Borderline Personality
Disorder (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder: Borderline
Type), for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009:

1. How many patients/service users with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder applied to the Specialist Funding Commission for Dialectical Behavioural Therapy or other specialist treatment/therapeutic intervention facilitated outside of the PCT?

2. How many of the applications as at question 1 were granted by the Specialist Funding Commission?

3. How many applications as at question 1 were refused by the Specialist Funding Commission?

4. How many applications were made to the Specialist Funding
Commission for treatment on specialist programmes aka the Acorn Programme at the Retreat Hospital, York?

5. How many applications as at question 4 were granted by the Specialist Funding Commission?

6. How many applications as at question 4 were refused by the Specialist Funding Commission?

7. How many patients/service users diagnosed with Borderline
Personality Disorder were granted funding by the Specialist Funding Commission for an initial assessment at local services in South London?

8.Have any specialist BPD programmes been identified at South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust by the Specialist Funding Commission?

9.How many were assessed as requiring treatment on chosen programmes, but were refused specialist funding to enable them to join the specialist programmes identified for this purpose by the Specialist Funding Commission?

10. What specialist treatments/therapeutic interventions does the PCT facilitate via its preferred service providers for all patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder?

11. How many adult patients/service users diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder accessed self-funded treatment/therapeutic interventions outside the PCT?

12. Please estimate how much it cost the PCT to provide biological treatment (medication) to those adults with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder?

13. How many patients/service users with Borderline Personality Disorder required in-patient care at South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust and how much does it cost the PCT to facilitate this care?

Yours faithfully,

D. Speers

Serkovich Edith,

Dear Mr Speers

Thank you for your enquiry.

I confirm your request for information will be dealt with in line with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, The Information Commissioners' Guidance
January 2009 and the PCT's own FOI Publication Scheme 2009.

The PCT has 20 working days to respond from the day after the request has
been received and we hope to respond to you no later than 02/02/10.

I confirm your request is receiving our attention.

Kind regards.

Edith Serkovich, FOI Administrator,
NHS Richmond, Thames House, 180 High Street, Teddington Middlesex TW11 8HU
t | 020 8973 3000 / f | 020 8973 3072

Dear Serkovich Edith,

Thank you for your prompt response, I appreciate your time.

Yours sincerely,

D. Speers

Serkovich Edith,

Dear Mr Speers

Further to your request for information as per your email 05/01/10, I am
coming back to you for clarification on the question asked, under section
1 (3) of the Freeedom of Information Act.

Please can we have specific clarification on what you mean by the
'Specialist Funding Commission' in order to help us with the reply?

Kind regards

Edith Serkovich, FOI Administrator,
NHS Richmond, Thames House, 180 High Street, Teddington Middlesex TW11 8HU
t | 020 8973 3000 / f | 020 8973 3072

Dear Ms Serkovich,

Thank you for your patience and I'm afraid I have had flu, so couldn't get back to you before now.

I believe the Specialist Funding Commission is something that is available via the Dept Of Health. I have sought clarification on this from DH and await their response.

Shall we wait until I get DH clarification and I can then be clearer with my FOI request?

Yours sincerely,

D. Speers

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Anyone have any details they can let me have on the Specialist Funding Commission for BPD services?

Thanks in advance:o)

Serkovich Edith,

Dear Mr Speers,

Thank you for coming back to me.

We will proceed with your FOI request once we have received further
clarification from you on the Specialist Funding Commission.

Please note that under section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act
and guidance from Information Commissioner's Office the 20 day time
limit will only start once this clarification has been received.

Kind regards,

Edith Serkovich, FOI Administrator,
NHS Richmond, Thames House, 180 High Street, Teddington Middlesex
TW11 8HU t | 020 8973 3000 / f | 020 8973 3072

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Dear Ms Serkovich,

Fully understood, thank you again for your time.

Yours sincerely,

D. Speers

Serkovich Edith,

Dear Mr Speers

It has been twenty working days since your original request for
information was sent to us. We are still waiting for clarification from
you regarding the Specialist Funding Commission for us to progress with
your enquiry.

Please can you respond to this email by 12/2/10 with your clarification or
whether you are happy for us to close your enquiry?

Kind regards,

Edith Serkovich, FOI Administrator,
NHS Richmond, Thames House, 180 High Street, Teddington Middlesex
TW11 8HU t | 020 8973 3000 / f | 020 8973 3072

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Dear Ms Serkovich,

My sincere apologies for the ongoing delay and I appreciate your reminder.I was waiting for confirmation of Specialist Funding Commission from the Dept of Health, who have now advised:
"I can confirm that there is no specialist funding
Commission for Borderline Personality Disorder. However, there is a National Commissioning Group.

Therefore could my FOI request replace Specialist Funding Commission with National Commissioning Group.The same questions would still apply I believe.

I appreciate your help in this matter....thank you.

Yours sincerely,

D. Speers

Serkovich Edith,

Dear Mr Speers

Thank you for your response and clarification so we can further proceed
with your enquiry.

I confirm your request for information will be dealt with in line with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, The Information Commissioners' Guidance
January 2009 and the PCT's own FOI Publication Scheme 2009.

The PCT has 20 working days to respond from the day after the request has
been received and we hope to respond to you no later than 2nd March 2010.

I confirm your request is receiving our attention.

Kind regards.

Edith Serkovich, FOI Administrator,
NHS Richmond, Thames House, 180 High Street, Teddington Middlesex TW11 8HU
t | 020 8973 3000 / f | 020 8973 3072

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Dear Ms Serkovich,

With thanks once again.

Yours sincerely,

D. Speers

Serkovich Edith,

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Dear Mr Speers,

Further to your request for information please see attached our formal
response in relation to this.

Kind regards,

Edith Serkovich, FOI Administrator,
NHS Richmond, Thames House, 180 High Street, Teddington Middlesex TW11 8HU
t | 020 8973 3000 / f | 020 8973 3072

Dear Edith Serkovich,

With many thanks for your response to my FOI requests and once again, my appreciation of your time.

Kind Regards

Yours sincerely,

D. Speers