How many referrals were made to CAMHS between the period 1st Nov 2016 to 31st of October 2017? How many of the referrals accepted had a individuals with a diagnosis of Autism?

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Dear South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

Could you please tell me how many referrals were made to CAMHS from any possible referrer between the dates 1st Nov 2016 to the 31st October 2017. How many accepted referrals were for individuals who have a diagnosis of Autism. How many declined referrals which were signposted to other services during this period were then referred back to CAMHS during this period or subsequently.

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Yours faithfully,

Mrs Julia Carter

FOI (RRE) SSSFT, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Aled Evans

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South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare

NHS Foundation Trust

Trust HQ, St George’s Hospital

Corporation Street

Stafford
ST16 3AG

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FOI (RRE) SSSFT, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms. Carter,

 

Thank you for your email request dated 11th January 2018. The answers to
question one and two are per our communication to you also on 11^th
January 2018.

 

In response to your original request for the number of GP referrals for
children who  already have a diagnosis of Autism,  to be assessed for
additional mental  health issues which have been declined by CAMHs over
the last 12 months, I can confirm that using the electronic CYP Referral
Screening Tool (see screenshot below), we have been able to identify that
between 1st November 2016 and 31st October 2017, a total of 2126 referrals
were received and rejected and of these, 26 had the box for “Autism”
ticked on the CYP form.

 

With respect to question three - How many declined referrals which were
signposted to other services during this period were then referred back to
CAMHS during this period or subsequently -  can you please provide clarity
regarding the cohort of patients you require the information for i.e. is
it all re-referrals that were referred back or is it only the cohort who
were flagged with a diagnosis of Autism?

 

I shall place this request on hold until we receive the above
clarification.

 

If I can be of any further assistance in the meantime please don’t
hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Aled Evans

Freedom Of Information Officer

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare

NHS Foundation Trust

Trust HQ, St George’s Hospital

Corporation Street

Stafford
ST16 3AG

Tel: 01785 221104 Extension: 7128998

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear FOI (RRE) SSSFT,

I think you have not read the questions I posed correctly. I have requested how many referrals in total from any referrer, not just GPs were received between 1/11/2016 and 31st Oct 2017. I am not asking for how many were declined but how many referrals were actually sent to CAMHS between the above period by any possible referrer. I would also like to know how many of the referrals received had a diagnosis of Autsim, again I am not asking for declined referrals just the numbers of referrals out of the total received that had a diagnosis of Autism.
I am also requesting to know out of the 2126 declined referrals in this period how many of those have been referred back to CAMHS, irrespective of whether they have a diagnosis of Autism.

I hope this is clearer for you!
Please note this is not a new request I am simply clarifying that you have not read the request properly, and I expect the deadline for the response to remain the same as the original request.

Yours sincerely,

Juila Carter

FOI (RRE) SSSFT, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms. Carter,

Further to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000, and to your email dated 8th February 2018 providing additional
clarity round your request. Please see detailed below the Trust’s
response:

“Could you please tell me how many referrals were made to CAMHS from any
possible referrer between the dates 1st Nov 2016 to the 31st October
2017.  How many accepted referrals were for individuals who have a
diagnosis of Autism.   How many declined referrals which were signposted
to other services during this period were then referred back to CAMHS
during this period or subsequently”.

 

·         There were 4,536 referrals in to the CAMHS service during this
period 1^st November 2017 to the 31^st October 2017.

·         Of the received referrals during this period 50 children have a
diagnosis of Autism.

·         The number of declined referrals which were signposted to other
services during this period and have subsequently been referred back to
the CAMHS service is 132.

 

I am hopeful that the information above provides you with the answer to
your request. Please contact me directly should you have any queries or
questions relating to the Trust's response or require any further
information to support this request.

 

If you have any complaints about the handling of your request, please
contact:

Ms Jane Landick
Company Secretary
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters St George's Hospital Corporation Street Stafford
ST16 3SR
Email: [1][email address]

You also have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545700
Website: [2]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Adrian Marsden

 

Head of Information and Contracting

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare

NHS Foundation Trust

Trust HQ, St George’s Hospital

Corporation Street

Stafford
ST16 3AG

Tel: 01785 221104 Ext 7128998

Email: [3][email address]

 

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