Number of GP referrals for Autistic children to be seen/assessed for mental health issues declined by CAMH service in the last 12 months

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Dear South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, please could you inform me how many GP referrals, for children who already have a diagnosis of Autism, to be assessed for additional mental health issues have been declined by CAMHs over the last 12 months.

Yours faithfully,

Juila Carter

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

Dear Ms. Carter,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your email in which you requested
information under the FOI Act 2000.

Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within
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defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Aled Evans

FOI Officer

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: [1][email address]

 

 

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Dear Ms. Carter,

Further to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000, please see detailed below the Trust’s response:

Please could you inform me how many GP referrals,  for children who
already have a diagnosis of Autism,  to be assessed for additional mental
health issues have been declined by CAMHs over the last 12 months.

In the past 12 months, a total of 2126 referrals have been received by
CAMHS which have been referred back or signposted to another service more
appropriate to their presentation and our systems do not record a
diagnosis for these individuals. 

 

In order to determine whether a diagnosis of autism was mentioned in the
2126 referrals received, this would require a manual review of each of
them, which even at 5 minutes per referral, would take over 177 hours. The
provision of this information is therefore exempt under Section 12 of the
FOI act which states that this exemption will apply “where the cost of
compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit”.  This is based
on a cost limit of £450 with a calculation of £25 per hour.

 

We would be grateful if you could take a minute to fill out our Freedom of
Information Customer Satisfaction Survey (attached) and let us know about
your experience.

Please contact me in the first instance if you have any queries or
questions regarding the Trust's response.  However, if you have any
complaints about the handling of your enquiry, 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

 

Aled Evans

 

FOI Officer

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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Dear South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Number of GP referrals for Autistic children to be seen/assessed for mental health issues declined by CAMH service in the last 12 months'.

We have requested similar information from other services and have been provided with that information promptly. We feel that it would not take 177 man hours to recover this information as it should be stored digitally, or there should be paper records.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Juila Carter

Dear FOI (RRE) SSSFT,

Following on from SSSFT declining to give a detailed breakdown of the information requested;

Number of GP referrals for Autistic children to be seen/assessed for mental health issues declined by CAMH service in the last 12 months.

You state our systems do not record a diagnosis for these individuals. However the electronic CYP Referral Screening Tool does state a diagnosis, and is stored on SSSFT system. I have a copy of CYP referral screening tool document that was completed in 2016, but sent to me on request in 2017.

Could we please have the details of cases declined to be seen by CAMHS where the child has a diagnosis of Autism that has been recorded using the CYP referral Screening Tool.

Yours sincerely,

Juila Carter

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

Dear Ms. Carter

I write to acknowledge receipt of your email in which you requested
information under the FOI Act 2000. We are currently undertaking a review
of FOI/1605 and your request below is being considered and you will
receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, from
the date of receipt, as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the
information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of
the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.
You will be informed if this is the case within 20 working days, together
with your rights of appeal.

If the information you are requesting contains reference to a third party
then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or
not to release the information to you. You will be informed within 20
working days if this is the case.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact
me.  May l ask that you quote the above reference number on all your
correspondence.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Aled Evans

FOI Officer

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: [1][email address]

 

 

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

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Dear Ms. Carter,

Further to your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000, please see attached the Trust’s response.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for not releasing this
information to you sooner, when first requested and thank you for raising
your concerns. The FOI team and wider Trust will endeavor to ensure these
mistakes are not made again.

We would be grateful if you could take a minute to fill out our Freedom of
Information Customer Satisfaction Survey (attached) and let us know about
your experience.

Please contact me in the first instance if you have any queries or
questions regarding the Trust's response.  However, if you have any
complaints about the handling of your enquiry, 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

 

Aled Evans

 

FOI Officer

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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