Dear Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust,

I’m writing to obtain the following information relating specifically to your NHS Trust under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases and total monetary value) in relation to:
- Allegations of late diagnosis / misdiagnosis
- Allegations of negligence leading to amputation
- Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death
- Cases involving delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Cases involving medication errors
- Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5 years to reach

If you need clarification on any of these questions, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,

Will Dale

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

 

Dear Will,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding clinical negligence
information. Your request was received on 18/02/2019 and I am dealing with
it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We have considered your request and our response is as follows:

 

Please note that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation
Trust (BSMHFT) is a specialist mental health trust not an acute hospital
trust, and does not provide physical health services.

 

Please confirm if you require information relating to mental health
services and we will provide a response under the provisions of the FOI
Act. As soon as we have your response we will continue to process your
request.

 

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

Dear Will,

 

We are currently processing your FOI and we have been asked to seek
clarification to assist with replying to you. We would be grateful if you
could clarify the following:

 

For questions 2 and 3, please clarify if your request is for information
regarding only serious incidents relating to clinical negligence as with
question 1  or for all incidents relating to clinical negligence.

 

As soon as we have your response we will continue to process your request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Trust FOI Officer

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

50 Summer Hill Road

Birmingham

B1 3RB

Tel: 0121 301 1370

e-mail: [1][email address

website: [2]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

Dear Will,

 

Please be reminded that we are awaiting clarification from you as per
email below.

In addition, please also provide clarification on the following:

 

For question 2, Do you require information on claims that were successful
in those years mentioned (i.e. settled) regardless of when they were
initiated; or  claims that were initiated in those years mentioned which
were successful?

 

As soon as we have your response we will continue to process your request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Trust FOI Officer

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

50 Summer Hill Road

Birmingham

B1 3RB

Tel: 0121 301 1370

e-mail: [1][email address

website: [2]www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

 

 

From: FOIOffice (BIRMINGHAM AND SOLIHULL MENTAL HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION
TRUST)
Sent: 04 March 2019 16:17
To: '[FOI #553320 email]'
Subject: Clarification - FOI901

 

Dear Will,

 

We are currently processing your FOI and we have been asked to seek
clarification to assist with replying to you. We would be grateful if you
could clarify the following:

 

For questions 2 and 3, please clarify if your request is for information
regarding only serious incidents relating to clinical negligence as with
question 1  or for all incidents relating to clinical negligence.

 

As soon as we have your response we will continue to process your request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Trust FOI Officer

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

50 Summer Hill Road

Birmingham

B1 3RB

Tel: 0121 301 1370

e-mail: [3][email address

website: [4]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

Dear Will,

 

This is to inform you that as it has been over 20 working days since we
have sought clarification from you regarding your request and we have not
received a response from you, this request is now closed.

 

If you still require the information requested, we are advising you that
you will need to submit a new request to include the clarifications and we
will respond to you under the provisions of the FOI Act.

 

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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