Breakdown of COVID-19 deaths of health and social care workers

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

I would like to get information on the COVID-19 deaths of health and social workers, broken down in more detail by occupation.

I am referring to the information available at https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...

I would like the specific figures of COVID deaths by occupation (and also the total number of workers by occupation) specified in the 'definitions' tab of the above spreadsheet.

If available, please do also provide any information you have on the timings of the deaths , to be able to analyse when during the pandemic health and social care workers.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Cockburn

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Our Reference: FOI/2020/0903

 

Dear Stephen 

 

Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to further
disaggregation of COVID-19 deaths by occupation.

 

I am writing to confirm that the Office for National Statistics has now
completed its search for the information which you requested and the
response can be found here:

You asked:

​​I would like to get information on the COVID-19 deaths of health and
social workers, broken down in more detail by occupation.

I am referring to the information available
at [1]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...

I would like the specific figures of COVID-19 deaths by occupation
(and also the total number of workers by occupation) specified in the
'definitions' tab of the above spreadsheet. 

If available, please do also provide any information you have on the
timings of the deaths to be able to analyse when during the pandemic
health and social care workers.

 

 

We said:

​Thank you for your enquiry.

Provisional mortality data for 2020 are only released via
our [2]weekly and [3]monthly mortality analysis publications under special
measures with a provisional caveat. Given the current situation with the
COVID-19 pandemic, we have increased our output of provisional data to aid
specialist modelling work and to provide further information alongside our
weekly deaths publication. However, we have not undertaken the specific
analysis requested. In order to fulfil this request, we would need to
create a bespoke analysis. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
Public Authorities are not obligated to create information in order to
respond to requests. We therefore consider this to be information not
held.

 

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Office for National Statistics's handling of my FOI request 'Breakdown of COVID-19 deaths of health and social care workers'.

I was informed that responding to my request would require a bespoke analysis. However, all I am asking for is the detailed background information that must exist in order for ONS to be able to produce and publish the data on covid deaths by occupation. The excel spreadsheets clearly show that occupations within the health and social care sector are coded, and thus must have been collected in a disaggregated manner. I am thus merely asking for access to the most recent version of this disaggregated data. It would, I assume, be impossible to publish the information on deaths by occupation without a spreadsheet or database disaggregated as requested.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Please do share the most recent version of this information. Many thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Cockburn