Drugs to treat psychiatric disorders in HMP Kilmarnock

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Dear Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board,

I am requesting some statistics regarding the drugs used to treat prisoners with psychiatric disorders in HMP Kilmarnock. I am doing this under the Freedom of Information Act.

The information I am after is:
1. A list of drug names used to treat anxiety, depression, psychosis and other psychiatric disorders in HMP Kilmarnock.
2. The number of prisoners currently prescribed the above drugs on the 01/05/2018 and on this same date for the preceding 6 years.
3. The figure for the number of prisoners accommodated in HMP Kilmarnock for the above dates.
4. The number of prisoners that were prescribed more than one of the above listed drugs for the dates requested above.

I hope this is easy enough to digest and you are able to provide me with the needed information. I would like this information in .xls form.

Please make me aware if anything needs clarifying.

Yours faithfully,

Sean Finnan

Freedom of Information, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

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We are obliged under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to
provide any recorded information, we hold, (subject to exemptions) as
quickly as possible and in all cases, within 20 working days.

 

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Kind regards

 

Tara Palmer

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Governance

14 Lister Street

University Hospital Crosshouse

Kilmarnock

KA2 0BE

Telephone: 01563 826112

Email: [NHS Ayrshire and Arran request email]

 

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From: Sean Finnan [mailto:[FOI #487906 email]]
Sent: 29 May 2018 16:06
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Drugs to treat psychiatric
disorders in HMP Kilmarnock

 

Dear Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board,

 

I am requesting some statistics regarding the drugs used to treat
prisoners with psychiatric disorders in HMP Kilmarnock. I am doing this
under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

The information I am after is:

1. A list of drug names used to treat anxiety, depression, psychosis and
other psychiatric disorders in HMP Kilmarnock.

2. The number of prisoners currently prescribed the above drugs on the
01/05/2018 and on this same date for the preceding 6 years.

3. The figure for the number of prisoners accommodated in HMP Kilmarnock
for the above dates.

4. The number of prisoners that were prescribed more than one of the above
listed drugs for the dates requested above.

 

I hope this is easy enough to digest and you are able to provide me with
the needed information. I would like this information in .xls form.

 

Please make me aware if anything needs clarifying.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sean Finnan

 

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Good Morning,

 

The statutory deadline for us to respond to your request was Tuesday.
Please accept my sincere apologies for not meeting this deadline. We take
any request for information seriously and we regret on this occasion we
have fallen short of our normal standards in responding to your request. 
I am hoping to have the information for you as soon as possible, hopefully
early next week, and will keep you advised. 

 

As we have failed to comply with Part 1 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), by failing to respond to your request for
information within the timescale required by section 10(1) of FOISA, you
have a valid reason to request a review. I have attached the Scottish
Information Commissioner's (SIC) booklet - 'Your right to know'. To make
an appeal to the SIC you must first ask us for a review. Page 23 gives
examples of when you can ask for a review. I have also attached our
complaints procedure leaflet. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further advice
or assistance.

 

Kind Regards

 

Tara Palmer

Freedom of Information Officer

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Telephone : 01563 826112 Ext (26112)

E-mail: [1][email address]

 

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Freedom of Information, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

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Good Morning,

 

Once again please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused by the
delay in responding to your enquiry. We take any request for information
seriously and we regret on this occasion we have fallen short of our
normal standards in responding to your request for information.

 

As we have failed to comply with Part 1 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), by failing to respond to your request for
information within the timescale required by section 10(1) of FOISA, you
have a valid reason to request a review. Please find the information
attached as stated above but this does not remove your right to request a
review. I have attached the Scottish Information Commissioner's (SIC)
booklet - 'Your right to know'. To make an appeal to the SIC you must
first ask us for a review. Page 23 gives examples of when you can ask for
a review.   I have also attached our complaints procedure leaflet.

 

Thank-you for your Freedom of Information request, please see the response
to your request below:

 

I am requesting some statistics regarding the drugs used to treat
prisoners with psychiatric disorders in HMP Kilmarnock. I am doing this
under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

The information I am after is:

Q1. A list of drug names used to treat anxiety, depression, psychosis and
other psychiatric disorders in HMP Kilmarnock.

A1. We prescribe a range of antidepressant and antipsychotic medications
in accordance with NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Prescribing Formulary which
contains a full list of medications to prescribe. Please see link below.

 

[1]NHS A&A Prescribing Formulary

 

The formulary is in line with The Code of Practice for Medicines
Governance which represents the local policy regarding how medicines are
managed within NHS Ayrshire & Arran.  It has been developed taking into
account guidance published by the various professional bodies in the UK. 
The Code is published by the [2]Area Drug & Therapeutics Committee.  The
Code applies equally to all healthcare professionals involved in the
prescribing, administration and supply of medicine.

 

Q2. The number of prisoners currently prescribed the above drugs on the
01/05/2018 and on this same date for the preceding 6 years.

A2. Please see below.

 

Q3. The figure for the number of prisoners accommodated in HMP Kilmarnock
for the above dates.

A3. HMP Kilmarnock is privately run by SERCO Ltd on behalf of the Scottish
Prison Service under a contract with the Scottish Ministers.

We therefore do not hold the information you are requesting. As we do not
hold this information it is classed as an exclusion under section 17 (1)
of Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). 

 

Q4. The number of prisoners that were prescribed more than one of the
above listed drugs for the dates requested above.

 

A2 & A4. The information you have requested is not held in a fashion that
would allow us to easily provide it. This type of information would be
recorded in the drug Kardex. Kardex details a patient’s prescribed
medication. To provide this information would require us retrieve and read
through each Kardex (approximately 500) to extract the relevant data. This
would be burdensome on our limited resources and a time consuming
exercise. We estimate this would take several hours and be out with the
cost of compliance as this would exceed the £600 prescribed limit set in
regulation 5 of the Freedom of Information (Fees for Required
Disclosure)(Scotland) Regulations 2004. Therefore NHS Ayrshire & Arran is
not obliged under section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 to comply with your request.

 

You may wish to narrow the parameters of your request, which may bring the
cost of compliance below the threshold. Any further request for
information will be treated as a new Freedom of Information request. If
you wish to narrow your request please contact me and we can discuss what
could be provided within the cost limit.

 

In coming to this decision we have taken into account the guidance
provided by the Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC) on applying
[3]section 12.

 

I trust this response is helpful. However, under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 if you are dissatisfied with our response
you are entitled to request a review. A request for a review must be made
in writing to Mrs Jillian Neilson, Head of Information Governance, NHS
Ayrshire & Arran, 14 Lister Street, University Hospital Crosshouse,
Kilmarnock, KA2 0BB or email [4][email address],
no later than 40 working days from 05 July 2018. You must provide your
name, an address for correspondence, details of your original request and
say why you want a review. If our decision is unchanged following a review
and you remain dissatisfied with this, you then have the right to make a
formal appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner at
[5]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further advice
or assistance.

 

Kind Regards

 

Tara Palmer

Freedom of Information Officer

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Information Governance

14 Lister Street

University Hospital Crosshouse

Kilmarnock

KA2 0BE

Telephone: 01563 826112

Email: [6][NHS Ayrshire and Arran request email]

 

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