Ethnic monitoring of Gypsies and Travellers

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

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Dear Coventry Teaching 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

Freedom Of Information (5MD) COVENTRY PCT, Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Mr Brindley

Thank you for your information request dated 20 January which we will answer within twenty working days.

Yours sincerely

Gerald Dadley
Administration and Legal Services Manager
NHS Coventry
Tel: 024 7624 6012

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Freedom Of Information (5MD) COVENTRY PCT, Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Brindley

NHS Coventry's response to your information request is as follows:

We are not aware of any Gypsy or Traveller sites in Coventry.

As an NHS commissioning body, apart from the attached data collection form which we have been sending to all users of the PCT's PALS and complaints service for the past 2 years, no specific data has been collected by NHS Coventry on Gypsies and Travellers health and wellbeing. However, a number of actions around Gypsy and Traveller health have been included in the PCT's Equality Delivery System Action Plan for 2012 incorporated in our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy 2012-2014. This Strategy was included in papers to the Arden Cluster Joint Board held on 23 January 2012 and is available on the PCT's website at: www.coventry.nhs.uk

The impact on Gypsies and Travellers is specifically considered in the Race section of our Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) process which is carried out on all policy and strategy decisions. EIAs are published on our website at: http://www.coventry.nhs.uk/OurWork/Equal...

Staff monitoring is done via NHS Jobs and our electronic staff register (ESR) but they currently do not have Gypsy and Traveller as a separate category. The 'white' categories are white British, white Irish and white other.

You would need to approach Coventry's two main NHS service providers - University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust - for information on whether they collect data on this group.

If you would like to re-direct your request to the two Coventry provider Trusts, the point of contact for FOI requests to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is: Linda Nelson, Freedom of Information Officer e-mail: [email address] and the point of contact for FOI requests to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust is: Naomi Wills, Head of Information Governance e-mail: [email address]

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your information request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review, you should write to:

Karen Railton
Director of Performance and Governance
Arden Cluster - incorporating NHS Coventry and NHS Warwickshire
Christchurch House
Greyfriars Lane
Coventry
CV1 2GQ

or e-mail: [NHS Coventry request email]

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Yours sincerely

Gerald Dadley
Administration and Legal Services Manager
NHS Coventry
Tel: 024 7624 6012

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Freedom Of Information (5MD) COVENTRY PCT, Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Brindley

 

We responded to your information request on 31^st January 2012

 

It would be helpful to us if you would be kind enough to complete and
return the attached questionnaire.

 

Kind regards,

 

Helen Myles

Freedom of Information Assistant

NHS Coventry

Christchurch House

Greyfriars Lane

Coventry

CV1 2GQ

(: 024 76246153

6: 024 76226280

 

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RM left an annotation ()

You are not aware of any gypsy sites in Coventry? How strange, there is one council run one (Toll Bar end) and many private sites on the northern outskirts. Many Romany gypsy families live in housing in Coventry where they feel hemmed in and lonely, away from family and have nowhere to keep their caravan, which is usually then sold. Their health, especially womens, can deteriorate into depression and post natal depression. 'Houses are like prisons' I frequently hear.