Ethnic monitoring of Gypsies and Travellers

Matthew Brindley made this Freedom of Information request to Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Matthew Brindley

Dear Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Under FOI legislation, could you please provide me with all ethnic monitoring data you have on Gypsies and Travellers health and well being, service use and staff in your PCT?

Could you also provide information detailing whether Gypsies and Travellers are monitored as standard policy in the PCT?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Brindley

Macbride Pam (5PT) Suffolk PCT, Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Brindley

Freedom of Information Act


I write further to your e-mail of 2^nd April regarding information held by
NHS Suffolk. Your request has been dealt with in accordance with the
Trust’s Freedom of Information Act 2000 procedures.

In response to your enquiry re all ethnic monitoring data on Gypsies and
Travellers health and wellbeing, service use and staff in your PCT,
Suffolk Community Healthcare complies with the national NHS ethnic
categories set up in 2001, which is based on 16 + 1 categories.  I’ve
listed the NHS data dictionary definitions below and as you can see
Gypsies and Travellers are not identifiable within these groupings.

A       British
B       Irish  
C       Any other White background     
D       White and Black Caribbean      
E       White and Black African
F       White and Asian
G       Any other mixed background     
Asian or Asian British 
H       Indian 
J       Pakistani      
K       Bangladeshi    
L       Any other Asian background     
Black or Black British 
M       Caribbean      
N       African
P       Any other Black background     
Other Ethnic Groups    
R       Chinese
S       Any other ethnic group 
Z       Not stated     

The only information we have are contained in the attached two reports:

* P34 – NHS Suffolk Enhanced Diversity profile.

<<1699 - diversity toolkit.pdf>>

* Gypsy and Travelers’ Health Needs Assessment

<<1699 - health needs assessment.doc>>

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