Extra Contractual Referral numbers

Dr Russell Razzaque made this Freedom of Information request to South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Russell Razzaque

Dear South London and Maudsley 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

Kazeem, Toyin, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Information Governance Office

Clinical Records-CR2

Maudsley Hospital

Denmark Hill

London SE5 8AZ

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Dear Dr Razzaque,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information about
extra contractual referral numbers. Your request was received on 19
November 2013 and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act (2000).

We aim to provide you with the information requested within the 20 working
days. In certain exceptional circumstances a fee may be payable and if
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(2000).

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Yours sincerely,

Ms Toyin Kazeem
Information Governance Assurance Officer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Information Governance Office | Maudsley Hospital | CR2 | Denmark Hill |
London| SE5 8AZ
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Kazeem, Toyin, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Razzaque,
Please find attached response to your request for information.

Regards

Ms Toyin Kazeem
Information Governance Assurance Officer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Information Governance Office | Maudsley Hospital | CR2 | Denmark Hill | London| SE5 8AZ
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