New detentions under s.2 Mental Health Act 1983 from 2018-2020

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Charlotte Threipland

Dear Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to receive information relating to the number of patients detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. Although we made a similar request on 24 September 2020, this is a fresh request for a reduced amount of information over a slightly longer time period.

Please can you provide:

(1) The number of new detentions* under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. Please provide a monthly breakdown of these figures.

(2) A breakdown of these above monthly figures by age, gender and ethnic background. If possible, please use the following categories:
-For ethnicity: ‘Asian or Asian British’ / ‘Black or Black British’ / ‘Mixed’ / ‘Not Known/Recorded’ / ‘Not stated’ / ‘Other group’ / ‘White’
-For Age: ‘Under-18’ / ‘18-25’ / ‘26-35’ / ‘36-45’ / ‘46-55’ / ‘56-64’ / ‘65+’
-For Gender: ‘Male’ / ‘Female’ / ‘Not Known/Recorded’ / ‘Not stated’ / ‘Other group’

*Please note regarding (1) above: we are interested in the number of ‘new detentions’ starting within each month, rather than the total number of 'open detentions' counted within each month. I understand that, as detentions can span a number of months, providing open detentions in the period would be double-counting where detentions span across multiple months. Please could you confirm that you are providing data for new detentions as opposed to open detentions.

Please could you also provide this data in the format of an Excel spreadsheet (.xls).

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Best regards,

Charlotte Threipland and Aaron Walawalkar

Foiarfi (RNU) Oxford Health, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Charlotte Threipland

 

Thank you for your email requesting information regarding detentions under
Section 2.

 

We are treating your correspondence as a request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You should normally expect to receive a further reply from us within 20
working days from the day when your request was originally received by
this Department.

 

The Trust will endeavour to process your request.  However, in light of
the national emergency and the Trust prioritising Covid-19 staff time is
at a premium to provide and support clinical services and we may not be
able to provide a timely response.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Carol Embriaco on behalf of

 

Mark M. Underwood
Head of Information Governance

 

IM&T Department, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

The White Building, Littlemore MHC, 33 Sandford Road, Oxford, OX4 4XN
direct dial: 01865 902554 
email: [1][email address]

 

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From: Charlotte Threipland <[FOI #714941 email]>
Sent: 31 December 2020 11:16
To: Foiarfi (RNU) Oxford Health <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - New detentions under s.2 Mental
Health Act 1983 from 2018-2020

 

Dear Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

I would like to receive information relating to the number of patients
detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act from 1 January 2018 to
31 December 2020. Although we made a similar request on 24 September 2020,
this is a fresh request for a reduced amount of information over a
slightly longer time period.

Please can you provide:

(1) The number of new detentions* under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act
1983 from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. Please provide a monthly
breakdown of these figures.

(2) A breakdown of these above monthly figures by age, gender and ethnic
background. If possible, please use the following categories:

-For ethnicity: ‘Asian or Asian British’ / ‘Black or Black British’ /
‘Mixed’ / ‘Not Known/Recorded’ / ‘Not stated’ / ‘Other group’ / ‘White’

-For Age: ‘Under-18’ / ‘18-25’ / ‘26-35’ / ‘36-45’ / ‘46-55’ / ‘56-64’ /
‘65+’

-For Gender: ‘Male’ / ‘Female’ / ‘Not Known/Recorded’ / ‘Not stated’ /
‘Other group’

*Please note regarding (1) above: we are interested in the number of ‘new
detentions’ starting within each month, rather than the total number of
'open detentions' counted within each month. I understand that, as
detentions can span a number of months, providing open detentions in the
period would be double-counting where detentions span across multiple
months. Please could you confirm that you are providing data for new
detentions as opposed to open detentions.

Please could you also provide this data in the format of an Excel
spreadsheet (.xls).

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could
contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise
and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public
domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if
necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20
working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you
could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Best regards,

Charlotte Threipland and Aaron Walawalkar

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Foiarfi (RNU) Oxford Health, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find the Trust response attached above.

 

regards.  FoIA Team

On behalf of:

IM&T Services, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, The White Building,
LMHC, Sandford Road, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4XN
email: [1][email address]

 

From: Charlotte Threipland <[FOI #714941 email]>
Sent: 31 December 2020 11:16
To: Foiarfi (RNU) Oxford Health <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - New detentions under s.2 Mental
Health Act 1983 from 2018-2020

 

Dear Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

I would like to receive information relating to the number of patients
detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act from 1 January 2018 to
31 December 2020. Although we made a similar request on 24 September 2020,
this is a fresh request for a reduced amount of information over a
slightly longer time period.

Please can you provide:

(1) The number of new detentions* under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act
1983 from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. Please provide a monthly
breakdown of these figures.

(2) A breakdown of these above monthly figures by age, gender and ethnic
background. If possible, please use the following categories:

-For ethnicity: ‘Asian or Asian British’ / ‘Black or Black British’ /
‘Mixed’ / ‘Not Known/Recorded’ / ‘Not stated’ / ‘Other group’ / ‘White’

-For Age: ‘Under-18’ / ‘18-25’ / ‘26-35’ / ‘36-45’ / ‘46-55’ / ‘56-64’ /
‘65+’

-For Gender: ‘Male’ / ‘Female’ / ‘Not Known/Recorded’ / ‘Not stated’ /
‘Other group’

*Please note regarding (1) above: we are interested in the number of ‘new
detentions’ starting within each month, rather than the total number of
'open detentions' counted within each month. I understand that, as
detentions can span a number of months, providing open detentions in the
period would be double-counting where detentions span across multiple
months. Please could you confirm that you are providing data for new
detentions as opposed to open detentions.

Please could you also provide this data in the format of an Excel
spreadsheet (.xls).

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could
contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise
and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public
domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if
necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20
working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you
could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Best regards,

Charlotte Threipland and Aaron Walawalkar

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Charlotte Threipland

Dear Foia team (RNU) Oxford Health,

I am writing to clarify some details in the information you provided in response to my FOI request (ref: 20210282). Some details in the Excel spreadsheet are unclear: in 'sheet 2' you have given demographic breakdowns of the s.2 detentions but you have not specified which months and years they relate to. We asked for data relating to each month from 2018-2020 and it does not appear that this has been provided.

I await your clarification.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Charlotte Threipland

Foiarfi (RNU) Oxford Health, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Charlotte Threipland

 

Thank you for your email requesting information regarding New detentions
under s.2 Mental Health Act 1983 from 2018-2020.

 

We are treating your correspondence as a request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You should normally expect to receive a further reply from us within 20
working days from the day when your request was originally received by
this Department.

 

The Trust will endeavour to process your request.  However, in light of
the national emergency and the Trust prioritising Covid-19 staff time is
at a premium to provide and support clinical services and we may not be
able to provide a timely response.

 

Kind regards

 

Carol Embriaco on behalf of

 

Mark M. Underwood
Head of Information Governance

 

IM&T Department, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

The White Building, Littlemore MHC, 33 Sandford Road, Oxford, OX4 4XN
direct dial: 01865 902554 
email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

From: Charlotte Threipland <[FOI #714941 email]>
Sent: 02 February 2021 18:31
To: Foiarfi (RNU) Oxford Health <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - New detentions under s.2
Mental Health Act 1983 from 2018-2020

 

Dear Foia team (RNU) Oxford Health,

I am writing to clarify some details in the information you provided in
response to my FOI request (ref: 20210282). Some details in the Excel
spreadsheet are unclear: in 'sheet 2' you have given demographic
breakdowns of the s.2 detentions but you have not specified which months
and years they relate to. We asked for data relating to each month from
2018-2020 and it does not appear that this has been provided.

I await your clarification.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Charlotte Threipland

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Foiarfi (RNU) Oxford Health, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find the Trust response attached above.

 

regards.  FoIA Team

On behalf of:

IM&T Services, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, The White Building,
LMHC, Sandford Road, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4XN
email: [1][email address]

 

From: Charlotte Threipland <[FOI #714941 email]>
Sent: 02 February 2021 18:31
To: Foiarfi (RNU) Oxford Health <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - New detentions under s.2
Mental Health Act 1983 from 2018-2020

 

Dear Foia team (RNU) Oxford Health,

I am writing to clarify some details in the information you provided in
response to my FOI request (ref: 20210282). Some details in the Excel
spreadsheet are unclear: in 'sheet 2' you have given demographic
breakdowns of the s.2 detentions but you have not specified which months
and years they relate to. We asked for data relating to each month from
2018-2020 and it does not appear that this has been provided.

I await your clarification.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Charlotte Threipland

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