OT Assessment Waiting List Figures

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council did not have the information requested.

Nikki Thompson

Dear FOI team,

Please provide the following information in an email format:

1. The current length of the OT waiting list. Please include:
The total number of cases
The approximate wait in months for an OT assessment.
Adult and paediatric figures.
A breakdown of case category numbers i.e. DFG, Moving & Handling

2. If you have used an external independent occupational therapy organisation in the last 12 months (1st May 2018 -30th April 2019) and if so:
Their name
The number of cases outsourced and a cost paid per assessment (on average if easier)
The total value spent with them during this timeframe
If the work was tendered
If the supplier is under a contract what is the end contract date.

3. If there are any current vacant posts in the OT team and the total unspent salary value of these posts for the past 12 months (1st May 2018 - 30th April 2019)

4. The name, email and contact number of the person responsible for commissioning independent OT assessments on behalf of the Council.

Yours faithfully,

Nikki Thompson

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you
Trafford Council

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Children Families & Wellbeing FOI, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Thompson,

Response under Freedom of Information act (2000).

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request which was received on 2nd May 2019.

I am writing to advise you that, following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by this Department.

Pennine Care are the Lead agency for occupational therapy and may be able to further assist you with information which the Council does not hold.

Their email address for the request is [email address].

We feel that we have fulfilled your Freedom of Information request.  However, if you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request or wish to make a complaint or appeal against any decision we have made in response to your request you should write in the first instance to:

Should you disagree with the decision to not comply with your request, you may appeal to:

Information Governance Manager
Trafford Council
Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

E-mail: [Trafford Council request email]

Should you further disagree with the decision following the appeal you may wish to contact the Office of the Information Commissioner:

Office of the Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Tel: 0303 123 1113
Fax: 01625 524510

Should you have any queries, please contact us.

Kind Regards


Tracy Tarry
FOI Business Support Officer
Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall
Ground Floor
Talbot Road
M32 0TH
Telephone Number – 0161 912 1941
Fax: - 0161 912 1113

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