Deaths of patients under the care of CMHT over the last 5 years; by month and year.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

Please provide me with descriptions of incidents regarding the deaths of patients under the care of CMHT Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust over the last 5 years; by month and year.

Yours faithfully,

K A Sault

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

Dear Ms Sault,

 

FOI ref: 2018/0392

 

Thank you for your email dated 19^th March 2018.

 

In order for us to process your request we require some clarification from
you as follows:

 

Please clarify what you require in relation to ‘description of incident’.

 

Please clarify ‘last five years’ i.e. do you require information for the
last five Financial years (April to March), or do you require the last
five Calendar years (January to December)?

 

Your request will be put on hold until we receive your response.

 

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

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Good morning Ms Sault

 

Please be advised your clarification regarding time frame (attached) has
come in on a new request thread. 

 

For clarity, we’ll continue our correspondence on this request thread. 

 

Please be advised, I still need an explanation regarding what information
you seek regarding “description of the incident”.

 

We’ll await your response.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Sarah Browne

Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne

OL6 7SR

 

Telephone: 0161 716 3146

Email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]www.penninecare.nhs.uk

 

 

 

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Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I confirm I would like details of any action plans produced by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust after deaths of patients who were under the CMHT in the last 5 years by month and year, from January to December.

Yours sincerely,

K A Sault

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Good morning Ms Sault

I refer you back to our previous correspondence in asking this question, but please advise what information you seek regarding "details of any action plans". I attach a copy of our action plan template for you to consider.

Kind regards

Sarah Browne
Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SR

Telephone: 0161 716 3146
Email: [email address]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

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Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

My request is for the following information: Grade of incident, incident number and description of the recorded individual action for deaths of patients under the care of CMHT over the last 5 years; by month and year from January to December.

Yours sincerely,

K A Sault

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Good afternoon Ms Sault

 

Regarding your last email, attached, I can confirm this information was
already considered and provided where possible as part of your original
request (Ref 2017/1774). 

 

We retrieved:

 

·         Grade of incident - this was provided

·         Incident number - this was withheld as it would allow
identification of the patients and staff involved

·         Individual actions - these were provided, redacted where
required.

 

This covered time period April 2012 to December 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Browne

Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne

OL6 7SR

 

Telephone: 0161 716 3146

 

Email:t[1][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Website: [2]www.penninecare.nhs.uk

 

 

 

From: PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Sent: 22 March 2018 09:19
To: PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST); K A Sault
Subject: RE: 2018/0392 - FOI request

 

Good morning Ms Sault

 

Please be advised your clarification regarding time frame (attached) has
come in on a new request thread. 

 

For clarity, we’ll continue our correspondence on this request thread. 

 

Please be advised, I still need an explanation regarding what information
you seek regarding “description of the incident”.

 

We’ll await your response.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Sarah Browne

Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne

OL6 7SR

 

Telephone: 0161 716 3146

Email: [3][email address]

Website: [4]www.penninecare.nhs.uk

 

 

 

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Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

You said you had already provided me with the information I requested. However, the information provided did not give the month and year - it gave no months or years whatsoever.

Yours sincerely,

K A Sault

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Good morning Ms Sault

We've had a lot of back-and-forth, so I want to be very clear before I approach the business area.

I understand you're now seeking the same information we provided under 2017/1774 with month and year added. Can you confirm this for me?

Just to manage your expectations, you are unlikely to be provided with the month. Given the level of detail already provided this would further identify the staff and patients involved.

I would have to see the year in the context of the data to establish how identifiable it will be.

Please confirm this is how you would like us to progress.

Kind regards

Sarah Browne
Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SR

Telephone: 0161 716 3146

Email:t[Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

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Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I would like the information provided under 217/1774 (2017/1644) which were the two attachments you sent me but with month and year. However, I disagree with the fact (and taking into account the FOI document: 'Information about the deceased: FOI Act - Environmental Information Regulations) that this would identify the staff and patients involved if names are not shown. I am not asking for information originally obtained from the deceased which is an exemption.

Yours sincerely,

K A Sault

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Good morning Ms Sault

I understand you seek a date to be presented alongside the actions provided so far.

Please advise what date you want us to consider. (e.g. date of incident, date action to be completed by, etc.)

Kind regards

Sarah Browne
Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SR

Telephone: 0161 716 3146
Email: [email address]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

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Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Date of incident and date action to be completed by please.

Yours sincerely,

K A Sault

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Sault

FOI ref: 2018/0392

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request dated 19th March 2018, which was ultimately clarified on 25th April 2018.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) to locate the requested information and I can confirm that the information requested is held by the Trust.

Please find the attached which contains the actions you were provided with originally, with the year of incident and year of target date added.

Please be advised, the full date (i.e. the date of the month, and the month) has been withheld in line with S.41(1) (information provided in confidence) and (S.40(2) (personal information) of the Freedom of Information Act (2000). These exemptions have been used to protect confidential information regarding deceased patients, their family members and staff members involved in their care.

In accordance with the S.17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for that information.

Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of complaint.

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email, write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Browne
Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SR

Telephone: 0161 716 3146
Email: [email address]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

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COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again –
The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to telephone the case officer.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and assist with any problems.

Complaint
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to have the decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing and addressed:
The Information Governance Manager
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

If email is preferred, complaints may be sent to [Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email].

The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust if you are still dissatisfied with the decision you can make an application to the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make an application to the Information Commissioner please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Deaths of patients under the care of CMHT over the last 5 years; by month and year.'.

I have spent many months waiting for the information I requested to include MONTH and YEAR - NOT the actual day of the month which they said they could not provide in their final response which I accepted. If I specifically asked for month and year originally why was I provided with just the year? (Also, the information is not in chronological order).

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

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

Yours faithfully,

K A Sault

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Good morning Ms Sault

FOI ref: 2018/0392

Thank you for your email dated 30th May 2018.

We will consider your email as an internal review and you should receive a response within 20 working days - in this case, by Wednesday 27th June.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Browne
Senior Information Governance & Risk Officer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
225 Old Street
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 7SR

Telephone: 0161 716 3146

Email: [Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Website: www.penninecare.nhs.uk

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PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dear Ms Sault

 

FOI ref: 2018/0392

 

Thank you for your email to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust dated 30^th
May 2018 regarding a request for an internal review of our disclosure,
dated Friday 25^th May 2018. 

 

I have reviewed and responded to this request as an independent reviewer
under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

 

 

Initial Request

 

Your initial request dated 19^th March 2018 stated:

 

“Please provide me with descriptions of incidents regarding the deaths of
patients under the care of CMHT Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust over the
last 5 years; by month and year.”

 

On 20^th March 2018, we requested clarification regarding “descriptions of
the incidents” and asked for clarification regarding your time period; we
asked if you sought information for “the last five Financial years (April
to March), or do you require the last five Calendar years (January to
December)?”.

 

On 21^st March 2018, you provided clarification:

 

“Please provide me with descriptions of incidents regarding the deaths of
patients under the care of CMHT Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust over the
last 5 calendar years - January to December; by month and year.”

 

However, this was provided via a new WhatDoTheyKnow email address. 

 

As such, on 22^nd March 2018, Sarah Browne – the case worker – responded
to you asking again for clarification regarding the “descriptions of
incidents”.  She stated that she would correspond with you on the
“original thread” (the original WhatDoTheyKnow email address) to avoid
confusion. 

 

On the 23^rd March 2018, you provided clarification, stating: 

 

“I confirm I would like details of any action plans produced by Pennine
Care NHS Foundation Trust after deaths of patients who were under the CMHT
in the last 5 years by month and year, from January to December.”

 

 

On 26^th March 2018, we asked you to clarify “details of any action
plans”, and you were provided with a blank copy of the action plan
template to advise what recorded information you sought. 

 

On 5^th April 2018, you clarified this, stating: 

 

“My request is for the following information: Grade of incident, incident
number and description of the recorded individual action for deaths of
patients under the care of CMHT over the last 5 years; by month and year
from January to December.”

 

 

On 6^th April 2018, we responded to this advising:

 

“Regarding your last email, attached, I can confirm this information was 
already considered and provided where possible as part of your original 
request (Ref 2017/1774). 

 We retrieved: 

·         Grade of incident - this was provided

·         Incident number - this was withheld as it would
allow identification of the patients and staff involved

·         Individual actions - these were provided, redacted
where required.

 This covered time period April 2012 to December 2017.”

 

On the 10^th April 2018, you replied stating:

 

“You said you had already provided me with the information I requested.
However, the information provided did not give the month and year - it
gave no months or years whatsoever.” 

 

 

I acknowledge this detail was not picked up by the case worker in her
response on the 6^th April 2018. 

 

On 11^th April 2018, we responded stating:

 

“We've had a lot of back-and-forth, so I want to be very clear before I
approach the business area.

I understand you're now seeking the same information we provided under
2017/1774 with month and year added. Can you confirm this for me?

Just to manage your expectations, you are unlikely to be provided with the
month. Given the level of detail already provided this would further
identify the staff and patients involved.

I would have to see the year in the context of the data to establish how
identifiable it will be.

Please confirm this is how you would like us to progress.”

 

You responded to this on the 22^nd April 2018, stating:

 

“I would like the information provided under 217/1774 (2017/1644) which
were the two attachments you sent me but with month and year. However, I
disagree with the fact (and taking into account the FOI document:
'Information about the deceased: FOI Act - Environmental Information
Regulations) that this would identify the staff and patients involved if
names are not shown. I am not asking for information originally obtained
from the deceased which is an exemption.”

 

On 25^th April 2018, we responded asking:

 

 

“I understand you seek a date to be presented alongside the actions
provided so far. Please advise what date you want us to consider. (e.g.
date of incident, date action to be completed by, etc.)”

 

You responded on the same day, and asked for the “Date of incident” and
“date action to be completed by”.

 

We responded to your request on Friday 25^th May 2018.  I note the
legislative deadline for this request was Thursday 24^th May, and as such
we responded outside the 20 working days allowed by the Act, and we were
in breach of S.10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.  I note, however,
that collating the dates and combining them with the appropriate action
was a manual exercise, and as such this contributed to the delay in our
response. 

 

Internal Review

 

On 30^th May 2018 you sent us the following email:

 

“I am writing to request an internal review of Pennine Care NHS Foundation
Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Deaths of patients under the care of
CMHT over the last 5 years; by month and year.'.

 

I have spent many months waiting for the information I requested to
include MONTH and YEAR - NOT the actual day of the month which they said
they could not provide in their final response which I accepted.  If I
specifically asked for month and year originally why was I provided with
just the year? (Also, the information is not in chronological order).”

 

The Trust acknowledged receipt of your request for review on the same day.

 

Findings of Internal Review

 

As the internal reviewer, I have taken a fresh approach to the handling of
your request.  

 

From your email, I consider the following have been raised:

 

·         The fact the response considered disclosure of the
day/month/year, as well as month/year

·         The fact year has been provided in isolation

·         The fact the information is not in chronological order

 

As your email has also alluded to the time taken to receive a response, I
would like to address this also.

 

Having undertaken my review, I am satisfied the original response should
be upheld. 

 

My reasons are as follows:

 

Firstly, in relation to the time taken to receive a response, as explained
above, I accept our response was a day late, and sincerely apologise for
this. Regarding the time taken from receiving your request (19^th March)
to the date we provided a response (25^th May) I am satisfied the
clarification requested was required, and the delay was not undue.  I do
note, however, that when you provided your clarification on the 5^th April
you asked for a breakdown of the requested information by month and year. 
The Trust did not recognise the need to clarify specifically what dates
you required until 25^th April.  As correspondence was still taking place
regarding other matters, I am satisfied this did not  unduly delay your
request – as you responded on the same day - however, I am mindful this
could have further delayed your request. 

 

Secondly, I would like to address your dissatisfaction that day/month/year
was refused in our response.  I can confirm the case worker considered the
action dates in all their guises (i.e. how identifiable day/month/year
would be, how identifiable month/year would be and how identifiable year
would be), hence the mention of day and month in our response.  While I
appreciate you asked only month and year be considered, and extra
information was considered, I am satisfied month and year was fully
considered. 

 

Thirdly, I would like to address your query why we have only provided year
for each date, as opposed to month and year requested.  As stated above,
month/year combination was considered for disclosure.  The case worker
stated S.41(1) (information provided in confidence) and S.40(2) (personal
information) of the Freedom of Information Act were applicable as the
information could reveal confidential information regarding deceased
patients, their family members and staff members involved in their care.

 

I need to consider whether or not these exemptions have been applied
appropriately, and so will take each exemption in turn.

 

The information that has been withheld is the month within a year that the
incident relating to the action occurred, and the date the action is to be
completed by.  It’s important to highlight that the date of incident
relates to the date of the patient’s death.  As such, from the month of
the incident, a person would be able to identify the month in which a
person died.  The date that falls out of that action date will be
indicative of the date of the incident (i.e. it would not fall a great
deal of time after the incident date).   

 

S.41(1) protects information that has been provided in confidence.  This
exemption has been used by the case worker to protect the identities of
deceased patients.  This is because S.40(2) that would normally protect a
person’s person data cannot be applied to deceased individuals.

 

It is a long understood principle that information relating to deceased
patients is protected by the concept of patient confidentiality.  A key
case testing that principle was Bluck v ICO and Epsom and St Helier
University NHS Trust.  In this case, it was accepted that patients
information remains confidential after death. 

 

However, to establish if this particular requested information is
protected by confidentiality, we have to conduct a number of “tests”.  We
need to evidence:

 

·         The information was obtained by us from another person, and

·         Disclosure would constitute an actionable breach

 

To assess if a breach would be actionable, we consider the test outlined
in Coco v A N Clark (Engineers) Limited [1968], which is:

 

·         The information must have the necessary quality of confidence

·         It must have been imparted in circumstances importing an
obligation of confidence, and

·         There must have been an unauthorised use of the information to
the detriment of the confider.

 

Taking these points in turn, while I accept the month of the incident date
and date action is to be completed by is not information provided to us,
rather it is created by us, I am satisfied the information is indicative
of information that has been provided by the deceased (i.e. the
information that has ultimately led them to be a patient in CMHT in
Pennine Care).  In adopting this position, I give consideration to  points
14-16 on the ICO Information Provided In Confidence guidance
([1]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...

 

In establishing whether disclosure would amount to an actionable breach,
I’m satisfied the information has the necessary quality of confidence. 
While the information, on the surface, simply amounts to the month and
year of an incident and target date, I consider this information could be
used to identify an individual as a patient of the CMHT teams in Pennine
Care.  We would not provide information that would identify a living
individual as being a patient of Pennine Care, as it is so sensitive. 
Once a patient becomes identifiable, a motivated individual could learn
things about them or their care they hadn’t previously been aware of (e.g.
the medication they were taking, the fact they were suicidal, the fact
they were on bail etc.).  This is highly sensitive patient information,
and so I’m satisfied it has the necessary quality of confidence.     

 

I’m also satisfied the deceased patient would not have expected us to
provide any information into the public domain that would allow them to be
identified as patients of Pennine Care CMHT, and as such I’m satisfied it
was imparted in circumstances were confidentiality was expected.

 

And lastly, in line with the aforementioned Bluck case, I am satisfied
that by providing information into the public domain that would allow a
deceased patient to be identified, we would be breaching that patient’s
right to privacy, which in itself would cause sufficient detriment.  

 

As such, I am satisfied that disclosure of the month and year of the
incident date and target date would lead to identification of the deceased
patients, and this would amount to a breach of confidentiality.

 

As I’m satisfied that the information could have been withheld under
S.41(1) alone, I will only give brief consideration to the S.40(2)
exemption.

 

S.40(2) was applied as identification of the deceased patients would also
identify the staff involved in their care and, where pertinent to the
action, any living person related to the action. 

 

To apply S.40(2) we have to evidence that the information would amount to
personal data*, and to provide the information we would require a legal
basis to disclose that information into the public domain**.  As the
patient could be identified, and a number of the actions specifically
pertain to actions of staff, I am satisfied that we would be able to
identify the staff and other individuals mentioned in the actions.  I
consider identification of these individuals would be an unwarranted
breach of their rights and freedoms, and as such am satisfied this
exemption could be applied.  By applying the exemption, the case worker
has shown consideration has been given to the wider harm the disclosure
would cause, and as such I uphold its application.

 

Lastly, regarding the fact the information was not in chronological order,
under the Freedom of Information Act, the Trust is obliged to provide a
copy of the recorded information we hold.  The data provided to you is in
the same order as it was received from the business area who ran the
report. I also believe providing the information in this manner further
aids in protecting the identities of the deceased patients; otherwise it
would help members of the public or motivated individuals identify the
patient in question.     

 

For these reasons, the Trust upholds our initial response.

 

*at the time of the disclosure, this would have been in line with the
meaning in S.1(1) of the Data Protection Act (1998)

** under the Data Protection Act (1998) this would have been a condition
under Schedule 2, generally condition 6.

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email,
write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Paul Byrne

Information Governance Assurance Manager

Information Governance Department

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters

225 Old Street

Ashton under Lyne

OL6 7SR

Tele: 0161 716 3991

Email: [2][email address]

Website: [3]www.penninecare.nhs.uk

 

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SATISFACTION SURVEY

 

To help us monitor and improve our services, please complete our anonymous
satisfaction survey that can be found at the following address –

[4]https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/pcftfoi...

 

 

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

If you have any further queries or concerns regarding the outcome of your
internal review, you are welcome and encouraged to discuss the matter with
the case officer that dealt with your request.  The easiest way to do this
is to send an email to the FOI team, at [5][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email]. 
Alternatively, the case worker can be contacted directly via the details
provided above.  

 

 

The Information Commissioner

If you are still dissatisfied with the decision you can make an
application to the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the
request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the
requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make an application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at [6]www.ico.org.uk . 
Alternatively, phone or write to:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  01625 545 700

 

 

 

 

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Dear PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

I am clarifying that I would like to know the number of deaths of patients under the care of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust CMHT over the last five calendar years; by month and year.

Yours sincerely,

K A Sault

PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

Dear Ms Sault,

 

FOI ref: 2018/1682

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 19^th October 2018.

 

We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You should receive a response within 20 working days - in this case by
16^th November 2018.  Please be aware, the information you have requested
may not be disclosed to you if it is exempt.

 

We will inform you if:

•               we are unable to achieve the 20 working day deadline. We
aim to give you a revised due date as soon as possible.

•               we are unable to give you the information as responding to
your request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’. This would apply if it would
take us longer than 18 hours to retrieve, collate and provide the
information you request.

•               your request (in full or in part) needs be transferred to
another public authority to obtain the information you have requested

 

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me quoting
the reference number above.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

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PENNINECARE, Foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Sault,

 

FOI ref: 2018/1682

 

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request dated 19^th
October 2018.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Pennine
Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) to locate the requested information
and I can confirm that the information requested is held by the Trust.

 

I would like to know the number of deaths of patients under the care of
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust CMHT over the last five calendar years;
by month and year.

 

Please find data attached.  Be advised, ‘SJR’ refers to ‘structured
judgement review’ and ‘IR Concise’ refers to a ‘concise investigation
report’.

 

Please note: The data provided shows ALL deaths that sit under the
speciality CMHTs (Adult & Older People) regardless of whether they were
expected or unexpected, or cause of death (e.g. natural causes or
suicide).  This totals 733 reported deaths for this period. 

 

As it is the policy of the Trust to report all deaths of patients /
service users known to our mental health services, these figures do not
reflect any suggestion of failures in care provided.

 

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email,
write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

 

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COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to review
their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

 

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer.

 

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

 

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust made under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to have the decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing and addressed:

The Information Governance Manager

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

If email is preferred, complaints may be sent to
[2][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email].

 

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust if you
are still dissatisfied with the decision you can make an application to
the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Act.

 

For information on how to make an application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at [3]www.ico.org.uk
 Alternatively, phone or write to:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  01625 545 700

 

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