Proposed Closure of Forest House Psychotherapy Unit

Claire Simmons made this Freedom of Information request to North East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear North East London NHS Foundation Trust,

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, I am writing to request copies of minutes of any meeting(s) at which the current proposal to close Forest House Psychotherapy Unit without consultation was discussed and decided upon.

I also wish to request copies of the information upon which the decision to make this proposal was based.

I will be happy to receive this information in electronic or hard copy format.

Yours faithfully,
Claire Simmons

Dear North East London NHS Foundation Trust,

Please respond to my request. By law, you should normally have responded promptly, and by 3rd February 2012. I look forward to receiving your response.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Simmons

Jethwa Jaina, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Claire
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Jaina Jethwa
Information Governance, Data Protection & FOI Manager
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Informatics Dept
Internal Dial: 4425
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Dear Jethwa Jaina,

FAO Carol White

Thank you very much for the above disclosure, and your letter of 15th February, posted and received today.

I am pleased to learn that the closure of Forest House was never proposed without consultation. This was certainly not the perception among either staff at Forest House, other clinicians, or the public, as far as I am aware. A consultation which the relevant parties are not informed of does not seem to me to have been managed correctly, if you don't mind me saying.

I see in your disclosure many references to the consultation, but none to the development of the proposal of closing Forest House. I'd be grateful therefore if you could please comply with the spirit of my request, and provide minutes of any meetings at which the proposal to close Forest House (with or without consultation) was discussed and arrived at, and not just references to the consultation re. same.

Could you please also advise when the consultation document was published, and what actions were taken to make interested parties aware of it?

Yours sincerely,

Claire Simmons

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