Deaths of patients with a learning disability and serious incidents

George Julian made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust,

Please would you provide the following information:

1) the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability that occurred in the last three years (by years defined as 1/4/16 - 31/3/17, 1/4/17 - 31/3/18, 1/4/18 to present).

2) the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability reported as an incident on the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in the last three years (defined as above)

3) the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability reported as an incident on the Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS) in the last three years (defined as above)

I look forward to hearing from you,
Many thanks
Dr George Julian

FOI, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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Our reference: FOI 0033 2019/20

Dear George,

Thank you for your request for information. The Trust's response is provided in the attached document.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018.

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national and international population. It includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic. We also run a number of smaller satellite units, allowing people to be treated as close to home as possible. We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe. We employ 20,000 staff and have an annual turnover of nearly £1.5 billion.

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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 www.ico.org.uk

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team

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