FOI REQUEST – Adult eating disorder waiting times

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To whom it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I am looking for information about waiting times for adult eating disorders treatment.

As such, I would really appreciate answers to the following questions:

1. What is the Trust’s target waiting time for adults who are urgently referred to eating disorder services to start treatment?

2. What is the Trust’s target waiting time for adults who are routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to eating disorder services to start treatment?

3. How many adults were urgently referred to the Trust’s eating disorder services in 2018/19?

4. How many adults were routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the Trust’s eating disorder services in 2018/19?

5. What was the average waiting time to start treatment for adults urgently referred to the Trust's eating disorder services in 2018/19?

6. What was the average waiting time to start treatment for adults routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the Trust's eating disorder services in 2018/19?

7. How many adults urgently referred to the Trust’s eating disorder services are currently waiting to start treatment?

8. How many adults routinely (i.e. non-urgently) referred to the Trust’s eating disorder services are currently waiting to start treatment?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I would really appreciate your help with this request – I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

FOI, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Alwakeel,

 

Thank you for your request for information, which we received via email on
the 17/01/2020.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is the case, you
will be informed by way of a fees notice and you will be required to pay
before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

Please contact me using the address below if you have any queries.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Laura Sillitoe

Freedom of Information and Information Governance Support Officer

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove

Stockport

Cheshire. SK2 7JE

Tel: 0161 419 4160 / 5295

Email: [1][Stockport NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

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Dear Mr Alwakeel,

 

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on the
17/01/2020, regarding adult eating disorder waiting times.

 

We do not have any eating disorder clinics here at Stockport NHS
Foundation Trust, we often refer patients to Oakwood House who provide a
NHS Community Eating Disorders Service for Stockport residents; we also
refer patients to the specialist (In Patient) eating disorders unit at
Cheadle Royal.

 

The information you require can be found on each clinics public website
Please see the links below:

 

[1]https://www.stockport.gov.uk/groups/oakw...

 

[2]https://www.priorygroup.com/nhs/eating-d...

 

The Trust is therefore not obliged to provide this information under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of exemption 21 –
Information available by other means, as this information is available
online we will not be processing your request further.

 

The FOI Act gives the applicant the right to access information but does
not give an automatic right to re-use the information. The re-use of
public sector information regulations 2005 regulates how individuals or
companies re-use public sector information and provides a licensing scheme
for re-use.

 

Please note that any individuals identified do not give permission for
their personal data to be processed for the purposes of direct marketing.
Appropriate remedies will be sought in respect of any unsolicited
marketing information supplied.

 

If you have any queries about our response, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to me in the first instance at the address below.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted
the complaints procedure provided by the Trust.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Sillitoe

Freedom of Information and Information Governance Support Officer

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove

Stockport

Cheshire. SK2 7JE

Tel: 0161 419 4160 / 5295

Email: [3][Stockport NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

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