Ethnic monitoring of Gypsies and Travellers

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

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Matthew Brindley

Dear North Lincolnshire 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 andTravellers are monitored as standard policy in the PCT?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Brindley

FOI (NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE PCT), North Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Matthew

Thank you for your request for information which was received by the NHS
North Lincolnshire Freedom of Information team on 19 March 2012.


Your request is being considered and you will receive further
correspondence from us within 20 working days.


Melanie Mason
Information Governance and Security Officer

North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus & NHS North Lincolnshire



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FOI (NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE PCT), North Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Matthew

Please find below the information that you requested from NHS North
Lincolnshire under the Freedom of Information Act.

The PCT has no specific monitoring information on the health and wellbeing
needs of local traveller communities in North Lincolnshire.  There was a
housing and social care needs assessment of the local Gypsy/traveller
community completed by the Council in 2005/6, which is available on the
North Lincolnshire Council Website, which makes reference to health care
The PCT and provider trusts do comply with ethnic monitoring requirements.
However  gypsy/traveller communites are subsumed under the 'white other'
category, as they are in the broad ethnic census categories, and so it is
not possible to extract this specific BME group from local NHS activity
data, either at GP or hospital level. This issue was raised as a potential
area for further investigation in the 2010 JSNA. 



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