Deaths of patients with a learning disability and serious incidents

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust did not have the information requested.

Dear Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS 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 financial year eg 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 (NLRS) 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

Lincolnshirecommunityhealthservicesnhstrust (NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

FOI Reference: 000268

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI request on behalf of Lincolnshire
Community Health Services NHS Trust which we received on 11 March

 

A response to your request will be sent within 20 working days after
receipt, the date being 8 April

 

Yours faithfully,

 

FOI team Arden & GEM CSU

Engagement, Communications and Marketing

 

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41
7PF

 

T: 01246 514965

E: [1][email address]

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Lincolnshirecommunityhealthservicesnhstrust (NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION – DECISION NOTICE

 

Dear requester

 

FOI Reference Number: 000268

 

I refer to your email below.

 

I can confirm on behalf of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS
Trust (LCHS) and in accordance with S.1 (1) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (FOIA) that we do not hold the information that you have
requested. A response to each element of your request is detailed below:

 

I can confirm that the Trust’s records show that no deaths of patients
with learning difficulties are recorded in the Trust’s community
hospitals. However learning difficulties service sits with LPFT which may
be able to assist your further
[1]http://www.lpft.nhs.uk/about-us/accessin...

 

I hope that this answers your queries with the information we currently
hold, but if I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to
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From: Lincolnshirecommunityhealthservicesnhstrust (NHS ARDEN AND GREATER
EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT) [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: 11 March 2019 09:42
To: George Julian; FOI requests at Lincolnshire Community Health Services
NHS Trust
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Deaths of patients with a
learning disability and serious incidents

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

FOI Reference: 000268

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI request on behalf of Lincolnshire
Community Health Services NHS Trust which we received on 11 March

 

A response to your request will be sent within 20 working days after
receipt, the date being 8 April

 

Yours faithfully,

 

FOI team Arden & GEM CSU

Engagement, Communications and Marketing

 

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit

Scarsdale, Nightingale Close, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41
7PF

 

T: 01246 514965

E: [4][email address]

W: [5]www.ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

 

 

[6]Description: cid:image004.jpg@01D03175.7654D4B0

 

 

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Dear NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT,

Many thanks for responding to my FOI request so promptly. You state that you do not hold the information I require, but then you also state that your records hold no examples of deaths of patients with a learning disability.

Can I just check whether your position is that your records are checked and it's a nil return? In which case you do hold the information, albeit that you have no examples of such incidents.

Would appreciate clarification from you,
Many thanks
George

Lincolnshirecommunityhealthservicesnhstrust (NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Good morning George

Thank you for your email - it's an interesting position in that arguments for both positions could be correct.

I can confirm the Trust does not hold the very specific information you have requested and that the learning difficulties services is provided by LPFT which may be able to assist you further.

I hope this assists you further.

Kind regards
Philip

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George Julian left an annotation ()

While the trust say they do not hold the information, they also say there were no deaths of patients - which suggests they do and it's a nil return - they suggest that they don't provide the 'learning difficulties services', however I'm fairly certain learning disabled people will access their community services, possibly without them even knowing.

Dear Philip,

Thanks for responding again. I'll mark the request as you don't hold the information but would like to highlight that learning disabled people are likely to access your community trust services and come into contact with your staff on a regular basis, even if you don't provide any learning disability specific services.

I've also made the request to LPFT and will see what they share,
Many thanks again for responding so promptly,
Best wishes
Dr George Julian