Dear Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,

Please provide the following information in full for the years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.  
 (Please note that I use the term 'borderline personality disorder' but would also like stats for 'emotionally unstable personality disorder' if that is the diagnostic term that your trust uses.)
 
1. Please provide your trust policy for borderline personality disorder diagnosis and treatment.  
2. How much funding is received for the care of borderline personality disorder and how is this money spent? 
3. How many adult patients are there within the trust with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder? 
4. What specialist treatments or therapeutic interventions do the trust facilitate for all patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder? 
5. How much does it cost the trust per year to provide medication to adults diagnosed with borderline personality disorder? 
6. How many patients/service users with borderline personality disorder require in-patient care? 
7. How much does it cost the trust to facilitate this in-patient care? 
8. Does the trust provide dialectical behaviour therapy? If so, please provide the numbers of patients/service users who have used this service. If not, is there a plan to implement this treatment? 
9. How many suicides of patients with borderline personality disorder have there been each year? 
10. How many complaints have been lodged in relation to borderline personality disorder treatment? 

Yours faithfully,
Tess Linton

FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Good Morning Ms Linton

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request which has been received and a response is being co-ordinated. Your reference number is FOI 24-004.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows 20 working days for the Trust to respond and the deadline for your request is 31 January 2024. In certain cases, the Act allows for an extension to this deadline. We will notify you as soon as possible if there is a need to extend the time limit.

The Trust has a statutory duty to provide advice and assistance to applicants. If you have any questions now or during the processing of your request, please email us at [email address], quoting the reference number above.

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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FOI (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Linton

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find attached the Trust’s response.

We would be grateful if you would provide feedback about your experience contacting the Trust and ask that you complete our short service satisfaction questionnaire, which is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X3VQY5J.

Thank you.

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
[email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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