Extra Contractual Referral numbers

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Dr Russell Razzaque

Dear South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust,

I am currently conducting some health economics research and would be grateful if you could send me information on how many extra contractual referrals (ECRs) your Trust has made for acute working age adult psychiatric in-patient beds over the last 3 years. This excludes any referrals for specialist or long stay beds – i.e. forensic, rehab or other tertiary referrals - as I am referring only to acute admissions that had to be sent to another Trust(often out of hours - either NHS or private sector) as a result of periodic bed pressures within your own area.

I would also be grateful if you could break the information down as follows;

i) Totals for each month (over the last 36 months).
ii) Gender ratios (i.e. what percentage was male and what
percentage was female).
iii) Which Trusts you made these referrals to (totals for each year).

Many thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Russell Razzaque

Cross Tina (RWN) SE Partnership, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dr Russell Razzaque

 

The South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (“SEPT”)
Freedom of Information Service received your request for access to
information under the Freedom of Information Act on 19 November 2013.

 

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Kind regards

 

For and on behalf of the Legal Service

Freedom of Information / Data Protection

 

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

The Lodge | Runwell Chase | Wickford | Essex | SS11 7XX

E-mail: [1][email address] Tel: 01268 407724

 

 

 

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Cross Tina (RWN) SE Partnership, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Russell Razzaque,

 

With regards to your recent request for information, made under the
Freedom of Information Act provisions, please find attached a response
from SEPT.

 

Kind regards

 

For and on behalf of the Legal Service

Freedom of Information / Data Protection

 

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

The Lodge | Runwell Chase  | Wickford | Essex | SS11 7XX

E-mail: [1][email address] Tel: 01268 407724

 

 

 

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