Relocation of Memory Clinic with the Older Adults Mental Health Team

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health made this Freedom of Information request to North East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Dear North East London NHS Foundation Trust,

In the Trust Board Papers dated Tuesday 25 March 2014. You can download and read the papers here: http://www.nelft.nhs.uk/_documentbank/14...

Caroline O’Donnell Integrated Care Director states:

"The Redbridge team have identified a building in Chadwell Heath called Grovelands that currently accommodates the Redbridge Memory clinic. We will over the next few months move the CDC to Grovelands after we have relocated the Memory clinic with the Older Adults Mental Health Team. This remains a temporary move for the CDC and the intention remains to develop a bespoke base for the service, collocates with the CAMHS service within the borough."

Please can I have copies of the following:

- report of consultation with staff regarding relocation of Memory Clinic
- report of consultation with service users and carers regarding relocation of Memory Clinic
- Report on clinical impact of moving Memory Clinic to Goodmayes despite NICE Guidelines stating such services should not be moved into a psychiatric setting
- Report on impact on service users and carers around travelling and transport to Goodmayes
- Emails and reports relating to the decision made by Caroline O'Donnell
- Copy of the Equality Impact Assessment

Yours faithfully,

Jon Abrams

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Dear North East London NHS Foundation Trust,

I'm writing to remind you that by law, North East London NHS Foundation Trust should have responded promptly and by 6 May 2014

Yours faithfully,

Jon

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Jethwa Jaina, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Jon

Thank you for your request.

Please find attached information.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing these to you.

Kind Regards

Jaina Jethwa
Information Governance, Data Protection & FOI Manager
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Goodmayes Hospital
Information Governance Team
Barley Lane
Ilford. Essex. IG3 8XJ

Internal Dial: 64425
External Dial: 0844 600 1201 Ext: 64425
Fax: 0844 931 0105

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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Dear Jethwa Jaina,

Thank you for the partial response.

Please could I have the *EXISTING* Equality Impact Assessment which you refer to in your response. NOT the refreshed version. To clarify I did not request the updated/refreshed version.

I specifically requested emails relating to the decision around the transfer. To clarify, please could I have all internal emails relating to the move as well as emails between NELFT and LBR and the Redbridge Commissioning Clinical Group , redacted only where
absolutely necessary.

Yours sincerely,

Jon Abrams

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Jethwa Jaina, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Jon

Thank you for your email.

I will pass this on our lead for a response.

Kind Regards

Jaina Jethwa
Information Governance, Data Protection & FOI Manager
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Goodmayes Hospital
Information Governance Team
Barley Lane
Ilford. Essex. IG3 8XJ

Internal Dial: 64425
External Dial: 0844 600 1201 Ext: 64425
Fax: 0844 931 0105

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Jethwa Jaina, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Jon

I am waiting on the Equality Impact Assessment to be sent to me and once I have this in my possession I will email this across.

In relation to emails relating to the decision around the transfer your original request only asked for " the emails relating to the decision made by Caroline".

You have now asked all internal emails relating to the move as well as emails between NELFT and LBR and the Redbridge Commissioning Clinical Group and therefore this will be treated as a new request under the Act.

Kind Regards

Jaina Jethwa
Information Governance, Data Protection & FOI Manager
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Goodmayes Hospital
Information Governance Team
Barley Lane
Ilford. Essex. IG3 8XJ

Internal Dial: 64425
External Dial: 0844 600 1201 Ext: 64425
Fax: 0844 931 0105

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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Dear Jethwa Jaina,

Thank you for the update

I'll file a new FOI request re the emails

I'm still awaiting the Equality Impact Assessment. I am puzzled as to why the original document has not - as of yet been made available

Yours sincerely,

Jon Abrams

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Dear North East London 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 North East London NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Relocation of Memory Clinic with the Older Adults Mental Health Team'.

I requested a copy of the Equality Impact Assessment on 3rd April 2014. North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) as per letter dated 12 May 2014 confirmed there is an Equality Impact Assessment (your ref JJ FOI 199). However, I was informed they would be sending me a 'refreshed' version.

I made it clear that my Freedom of Information request was for the original Equality Impact Assessment made at the time the decision was made to transfer the Memory clinic. Please refer to my correspondence dated 12 May 2014 which can be read here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

I have still not received the original Equality Impact Assessment

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

Yours faithfully,

Jon Abrams

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Jethwa Jaina, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Jon

Please accept our apologies.

Please find attached.

Kind Regards

Jaina Jethwa
Information Governance, Data Protection & FOI Manager
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Goodmayes Hospital
Information Governance Team
Barley Lane
Ilford. Essex. IG3 8XJ

Internal Dial: 64425
External Dial: 0844 600 1201 Ext: 64425
Fax: 0844 931 0105

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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Dear Jethwa Jaina,

Thank you for the document.

However, I could not see a date on the document.

Please can you confirm that this is the original Equality Impact Assessment as I requested completed prior to the decision to make the move?

Alternatively, is this the 'refreshed' version quoted in the previous correspondence?

I look forward to NELFT's confirmation.

Yours sincerely,

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Jethwa Jaina, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Jon

I have been advised that this EIA addresses the issues of the move. There is no change to service delivery so a lot of the EIA is not effected.

Kind Regards

Jaina Jethwa
Information Governance, Data Protection & FOI Manager
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Goodmayes Hospital
Information Governance Team
Barley Lane
Ilford. Essex. IG3 8XJ

Internal Dial: 64425
External Dial: 0844 600 1201 Ext: 64425
Fax: 0844 931 0105

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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Dear North East London 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 North East London NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Relocation of Memory Clinic with the Older Adults Mental Health Team'.

To clarify I specifically requested the Equality Impact Assessment made prior to decision to transfer the memory clinic from Grovelands to Goodmayes Hospital.

The NELFT Board Meeting Papers dated 25 March 2014 make clear a decision was made sometime in March 2014 (or earlier)

Public bodies need to be clear and transparent about how they make decisions and take into account equality issues and the Equality Duty at all levels of their decision making.

Hence, I’m looking for details of the decision making process and how equality issues and the public sector Equality Duty was assessed and addressed prior to 25 March 2014

The document I have been sent does not appear to address this time period.

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

Yours faithfully,

Jon Abrams

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Jethwa Jaina, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Jon

I have been advised that the decision to transfer the service was made at short notice. No EIA exists prior to the decision being made to transfer the service. Therefore I believe you have the definitive versions which have already been sent to you.

Kind Regards

Jaina Jethwa
Information Governance, Data Protection & FOI Manager
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Goodmayes Hospital
Information Governance Team
Barley Lane
Ilford. Essex. IG3 8XJ

Internal Dial: 64425
External Dial: 0844 600 1201 Ext: 64425
Fax: 0844 931 0105

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