Outpatient 18 Week Referral to Treatment (RTT) Compliance in Mental Health Services

Luis Morais made this Freedom of Information request to Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

As set out in the NHS Operating Framework and NHS Constitution patients
have a right to start consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks.

Following the above please disclose, across the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's Mental Health-related Departments in 2015, 2016 and Q1 2017:

a1. Total number of outpatients that have been directed to/sought (either via GP, voluntarily, A&E, charities, institutions, etc) help from the Trust for mental health issues;

a2. Breakdown (%) of the timescales outpatients who sought the Trust had to wait between their first contact/referral and an Initial Psychological Assessment;

b1. Total number of outpatients that have been assessed via the Initial Assessment route;

b2. Of those who had an Initial Assessment, how many were discharged without need for treatment;

b3. Of those who had an Initial Assessment, how many were discharged and advised to seek a charity, NGO or other institutions for their treatment;

b4. Of those who had an Initial Assessment, how many were referred to treatment in the Trust within 18 weeks;

b5. Of those who had an Initial Assessment, how many were referred to treatment in the Trust after 18 weeks;

b6. Breakdown (%) of waiting times beyond 18 weeks and number of outpatients affected;

b7. Breakdown (%) of reasons for non-compliance with the 18-week RTT.

c1. How many of those discharged and/or advised to seek a charity or institution for treatment were referred/admitted/processed back in the Trust for re-assessment within 6 months after discharge;

c2. How many of those discharged and/or advised to seek a charity or institution for treatment made an attempt against their lives within 6 months after discharge;

d1. What are the guidelines in place to determine whether an initial assessment will be a) discharge, b) advice to seek a charity, c) RTT;

d2. What are the steps or pathway that follow/s after an initial assessment;

d3. What percentage of psychological initial assessments and assessments in the Trust are conducted by Agencies or Services Companies;

Yours faithfully,

Luis Morais

Dear Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

This is a kind reminder that you have until 4 July to reply to the FoI request submitted on 6 June 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Luis Morais

Wilkinson Anya (RWR) Hertfordshire Partnership University FT,

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Dear Ms Morais

 

Please find attached apology letter in regards to your freedom of
information request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Anya Wilkinson

 

Information Rights & Compliance Team

 

Information Rights Assistant

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

99 Waverley Road | St. Albans | Hertfordshire | AL3 5TL

Tel: 01727 804956    

Secure NHS Mail – [1]anya. Wilkinson @nhs.net

:  [2]www.hpft.nhs.uk

 

Working Patterns Monday- Frinday      8:15am-  16:15pm

                                  Alternate Tuesday   9:00 am- 17:00pm

 

 

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Smith Sue (RWR) Hertfordshire Partnership University FT,

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Dear Luis

 

Please find the attached response to your freedom of information request
and again I would like to apologise for the lateness of this response.

Best Wishes

 

Sue Smith

 

Sue Smith

Information Rights Officer

Information Rights & Compliance Team

 

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

99 Waverley Road | St. Albans | Hertfordshire | AL3 5TL

Tel: 01727 804954 [mobile number]

Secure NHS Mail:  [email address]

[1]www.hpft.nhs.uk

 

Working Pattern:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 08:30 – 16:30

Alternate Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00

 

 

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