Long Covid clinic statistics

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Hello,
I hope whoever is reading this is keeping well. My name is Yohannes Lowe. This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If this is the incorrect address for this request, please would you be so kind to forward it onto the right one and cc me into the email.
1) What day (DD/MM/YYYY) did your trust's 'long Covid centre/clinic' become operational? (Your trust was one of 69 which had set up long Covid clinic's last autumn, according to this NHS England release: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/12/long-...)
Please could you break down the following information per month between 1 December 2020 and 28 February 2021:
1a) How many (suspected long Covid) patients were referred to this clinic by their GP over this period?
1b) How many of the (long Covid) patients assessed/seen over this period at your trust's clinic were ones who needed such help after being discharged from hospital?
Please could you break down the following information between 1 December 2020 and 28 February 2021 (its entirety rather than per month as before):
1c) What was the average waiting time (in days) to be seen for long Covid assessment/specialist help at the clinic?
1d) What was the longest time a person referred to/discharged (from hospital) into the clinic had to (first) wait to be seen in days. For Q1d, if such a person is still waiting to be seen, as of the current day, please say: 'X' (specify number) amount of people are 'still waiting' on the list.
If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad, I would be grateful if you could please contact me by email ([email address]) and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.
I am aware that staff and resources are limited at this time, so I appreciate your help with this.
Kind Regards,
Yohannes Lowe

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

 

 

REF: 2021-138            

Subject:  Long Covid     

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 14^th March 2021 where you requested
information about Long Covid.

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Hello,
I hope whoever is reading this is keeping well.
Thanks very much for your response to my request (2021138). It is greatly appreciated.
Would you be so kind to tell me how you defined the last question (about longest waiting times)- i.e. should I take it that the 37 days was from referral to assessment- of those seen?
Also, to ensure accuracy in my reporting, please can you clarify what "assessment" and "service start" means in relation to the average waiting time question.
Best,
Yohannes

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Dear Freedom of Information,
I hope whoever is reading this is keeping well.
I am writing in connection to my follow-up request (2021-138) re Long Covid clinics sent on 12 April. I would be grateful if you could please give me an update on the status of this enquiry?
Best,
Yohannes

Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

 

 

REF:2021-138           

Subject:   Long Covid    

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 12^th April 2021 where you requested
clarification about Long Covid.

The information you requested is enclosed.  

37 days is the longest time a  
Would you be so kind to tell me how patient waited from referral to
you defined the last question (about service start date of all patients
longest waiting times)- i.e. should referred in the specified time
I take it that the 37 days was from frame that were accepted. We do not
referral to assessment- of those have any patients referred in that
seen? time frame waiting for a service
start date.
Every referral received has initial  
telephone assessments carried out
before the assessments are
discussed in a clinical MDT
Also, to ensure accuracy in my assessment to determine whether the
reporting, please can you clarify referral is appropriate and
what "assessment" and "service accepted onto the pathway. The MDT
start" means in relation to the looks at which services the patient
average waiting time question. will need to access. Once this has
been done the patient will start
with the service hence why due to
the wording of the question I split
the two time frames as it wasn’t
clear which one was needed.

 

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the
Freedom of Information Department. It would be helpful to quote the above
reference number in any future communication.

 

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 The Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, The
Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0JR.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner. Generally the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at The Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9
5AF.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright
Design and Patents Act 1998. You are free to use it for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication
requires the permission of the Trust. You must ensure you gain the Trust
permission before reproducing any third party information.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Opposite N Block

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [1][email address]

 

Our Bolton NHS Foundation Trust values
V O I C E
Vision Openess Integrity Compassion Excellence

 

 

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,
I am writing in connection to my request 2021-138. Thanks very much for the supply.
Unfortunately, it seems like the formatting on Whatdotheyknow has jumbled up the order of your words. Please would you be so kind to resend them (possibly over a different format like a pdf). They currently read like this:
"37 days is the longest time a
Would you be so kind to tell me how patient waited from referral to
you defined the last question (about service start date of all patients
longest waiting times)- i.e. should referred in the specified time
I take it that the 37 days was from frame that were accepted. We do not
referral to assessment- of those have any patients referred in that
seen? time frame waiting for a service
start date.
Every referral received has initial
telephone assessments carried out
before the assessments are
discussed in a clinical MDT
Also, to ensure accuracy in my assessment to determine whether the
reporting, please can you clarify referral is appropriate and
what "assessment" and "service accepted onto the pathway. The MDT
start" means in relation to the looks at which services the patient
average waiting time question. will need to access. Once this has
been done the patient will start
with the service hence why due to
the wording of the question I split
the two time frames as it wasn’t
clear which one was needed."

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Good morning,

 

Please find information attached.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics Building

Opposite N Block

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390861

8  [1][email address]

 

Our Bolton NHS Foundation Trust values
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Vision Openess Integrity Compassion Excellence

 

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Thanks very much