Instructions for the Autistic from the UK Government

BRIAN made this Freedom of Information request to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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The request was refused by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,
Are you applying the following instructions from The Department of Health for the Autistic in the following link below?

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

Yours faithfully,

BRIAN

penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

Dear Mr Ward,

 

FOI ref: 2016/1525

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 20^th November 2016.

 

Just to reiterate, we can only provide recorded information held.  As such
we will provide any recorded information held that evidences the
implementation of this guidance.

 

We will consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You should receive a response within 20 working days - in this case by
19^th December 2016.  Please be aware, the information you have requested
may not be disclosed to you if it is exempt.

 

We will inform you if:

•               we are unable to achieve the 20 working day deadline. We
aim to give you a revised due date as soon as possible.

•               we are unable to give you the information as responding to
your request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’. This would apply if it would
take us longer than 18 hours to retrieve, collate and provide the
information you request.

•               your request (in full or in part) needs be transferred to
another public authority to obtain the information you have requested

 

If you have any questions about this request, please contact me quoting
the reference number above.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

 

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PENNINECARE, foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

Dear Mr Ward,

 

FOI ref: 2016/1525

 

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request dated 20^th
November 2016.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Pennine
Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) to locate the requested information
and I can confirm that the information requested is not held by the Trust.

 

 

Are you applying the following instructions from The Department of Health
for  the Autistic in the following link below?

 

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

 

 

Pennine Care do not routinely record their performance against the
elements of the DoH guidance ‘Giving adults with autism and their families
the best care and support’, as they are not commissioned to deliver autism
specific care pathways to adults.    The Clinical Commissioning Groups in
the area will be able to advise who provides Adult autism services on
their behalf. Please contact Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG, Bury
CCG, Oldham CCG, Stockport CCG and Tameside and Glossop CCG for more
information.

 

Adults with autism and a co-morbid mental health condition can access
adult mental health services and will receive the range of support and
intervention provided as the generic offer on that care pathway. All care
is individualised and delivered in partnership with the service user and
their family, however there are not dedicated autism pathways.

 

In 2013 Pennine Care undertook a training needs analysis for Adult Mental
Health Teams. Analysis of the information provided suggested that the
level of knowledge and skills in relation to adults with autism within
community based adult mental health services could be enhanced. However
teams judged themselves as having knowledge of the presentation of autism
and co-morbidity that was moderate to specialist.   

 

Within CAMHS there are some boroughs that provide assessment and
intervention to young people with autism aged up to 18 years and some that
provide these services up to 16 years. At whatever age young
people transition to primary care, adult mental health or other services a
transition plan is agreed in partnership with the young person, their
family and all services that are involved such as education. This plan is
developed at least 6 months in advance of the young person making a
transition to another service and can be implemented beyond a traditional
age threshold if appropriate i.e. a young person can stay in CAMHS until
the end of the school year 11 even if they turn 16 prior to this. A
transition protocol is in place. Training can be delivered by CAMHS staff
with enhanced or specialist knowledge of autism as part of the transition
plan. Currently no data is available to evidence the number of young
people with autism transitioning or where they are transitioning to.

 

Lastly, Pennine Care CAMHS staff attend meetings with the Greater
Manchester Autism Consortium and additional borough specific local autism
partnership groups.

 

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the details below, which outline your right of
complaint.

 

Should you have any further queries concerning this matter, please email,
write or contact the team on telephone number 0161 716 3147 quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

 

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COMPLAINT RIGHTS

 

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

 

You have the right to require Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to review
their decision.

 

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

 

Ask to have the decision looked at again –

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer.

 

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

 

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust made under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 regarding access to information, you can lodge a complaint with
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to have the decision reviewed.

 

Complaints should be made in writing and addressed:

The Information Governance Manager

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

If email is preferred, complaints may be sent to
[3][Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust request email].

 

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust if you
are still dissatisfied with the decision you can make an application to
the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Act.

 

For information on how to make an application to the Information
Commissioner please visit their website at
[4]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.  Alternatively, phone or write to:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone:  01625 545 700

 

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