ORT and psychosocial alcohol and drug treatment

North Lanarkshire Council did not have the information requested.

Dear council team

I am looking for the following information on the number of people in your local authority area who are being supported on opiate replacement therapy, as well as the use of psychosocial therapies and treatments including counselling, CBT, psychotherapy, higher intensity therapies etc. I am also looking for the costs associated.

1a) How many people has the local authority supported on opiate replacement therapy (ORT), including methadone and buprenorphine, in the following ten years?

2012/2013,
2013/14,
2014/15,
2015/16,
2016/17,
2017/18,
2018/19,
2019/20,
2020/21,
2021 to present

1b) How many people on ORT were offered tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4 (if defined) psychosocial treatment and therapies in the last ten years (as above)?

2a) What was the cost of ORT over the last ten years (as above)

2b) What was the cost of psychosocial treatments provided over the last ten years (as above)

If this request is unclear in any way, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Freedom of Information 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?

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

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.

Yours sincerely
Karin Goodwin

Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Angelene Kirkpatrick
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

Working from home
Please contact via email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Ms. Goodwin

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e-mail of 17 January 2022 seeking information in
relation to ORT and psychosocial alcohol and drug treatment.

 

Having investigated, I regret to advise you that no information is held by
this authority and in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002, I must advise you of this.

 

NHS Lanarkshire may be in a position to assist, should you wish to contact
them at [1][email address].

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [2][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[3]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

 

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