Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

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Dear Luton Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you be so kind as to answer the below questions. Any responses should cover the time period from the initiation of the national HPV vaccination scheme to present.

1) Do all girls aged 12 -13 get offered the HPV vaccine at school?
2) a) for girls accepting, do their GPs get notified of their vaccination?
b) for girls offered but not accepting the vaccine, do their GPs get notified of their non-vaccination?

If the answer to 1) is not a complete yes:

3)a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow clinicians to administer the HPV vaccine? b) If so, which?
c) If the answer to 3a) is yes, what are the reasons provided for this?
d) What is the policy/process for alternative arrangements for any schools that have opted out?
e) Please provide a copy of the official notifications, or record of that notification

4a) Have any schools in the area opted out of the HPV vaccine catch up programme at any point?
4b) If the answer to 4a) is yes, which?

Yours faithfully,

Michelle Brook

Danny King,

Dear Michelle,

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement of receipt to your information
request received 23 October.

 

I have forwarded your request to the Assistant Director of Public Health
and will contact you again once I receive a response from them.

 

Further queries can be forwarded to me, FOI Officer for the purposes of
your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Public Liaison Manager

   NHS Luton (a Primary Care Trust)

 

 

 

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From: Michelle [[FOI #134850 email]]

Sent: 23 October 2012 14:10

To: Communications NHSLuton (LUTON PCT)

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Schools opting out of HPV
vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

 

     Dear Luton Primary Care Trust (PCT),

 

     Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you be so kind as to

     answer the below questions. Any responses should cover the time

     period from the initiation of the national HPV vaccination scheme

     to present.

 

     1) Do all girls aged 12 -13 get offered the HPV vaccine at school?

     2) a) for girls accepting, do their GPs get notified of their

     vaccination?

     b) for girls offered but not accepting the vaccine, do their GPs

     get notified of their non-vaccination?

 

     If the answer to 1) is not a complete yes:

 

     3)a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow clinicians to

     administer the HPV vaccine? b) If so, which?

     c) If the answer to 3a) is yes, what are the reasons provided for

     this?

     d) What is the policy/process for alternative arrangements for any

     schools that have opted out?

     e) Please provide a copy of the official notifications, or record

     of that notification

 

     4a) Have any schools in the area opted out of the HPV vaccine catch

     up programme at any point?

     4b) If the answer to 4a) is yes, which?

 

     Yours faithfully,

 

     Michelle Brook

 

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Danny King,

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Dear Michelle

 

Thank you for your email enquiry received by NHS Luton.

 

My colleague forwards you the attached document with details that answer
your enquiry below.

 

If you have any further queries however, please do not hesitate to contact
me.

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Public Liaison Manager

   NHS Luton (a Primary Care Trust)

 

 

 

From: Danny King
Sent: 24 October 2012 09:56
To: '[FOI #134850 email]'
Subject: Freedom of Information request to NHS Luton...

 

Dear Michelle,

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement of receipt to your information
request received 23 October.

 

I have forwarded your request to the Assistant Director of Public Health
and will contact you again once I receive a response from them.

 

Further queries can be forwarded to me, FOI Officer for the purposes of
your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Public Liaison Manager

   NHS Luton (a Primary Care Trust)

 

 

 

________________________________________

From: Michelle [[FOI #134850 email]]

Sent: 23 October 2012 14:10

To: Communications NHSLuton (LUTON PCT)

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Schools opting out of HPV
vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

 

     Dear Luton Primary Care Trust (PCT),

 

     Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you be so kind as to

     answer the below questions. Any responses should cover the time

     period from the initiation of the national HPV vaccination scheme

     to present.

 

     1) Do all girls aged 12 -13 get offered the HPV vaccine at school?
Yes. There are a very small number of  home schooled eligible girls who
are vaccinated either at their GP surgery or through domiciliary visits by
the school nurse service.

     2) a) for girls accepting, do their GPs get notified of their

     vaccination?

Yes

     b) for girls offered but not accepting the vaccine, do their GPs

     get notified of their non-vaccination?

Yes – these girls are written to and their GP copied in to reinforce
importance of vaccination and to give an option of attending their surgery
for vaccination.

 

     If the answer to 1) is not a complete yes:

 

     3)a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow clinicians to

     administer the HPV vaccine? b) If so, which? All school including
faith schools have school nurse vaccination clinics on site.

     c) If the answer to 3a) is yes, what are the reasons provided for

     this?

     d) What is the policy/process for alternative arrangements for any

     schools that have opted out?

     e) Please provide a copy of the official notifications, or record

     of that notification

 

     4a) Have any schools in the area opted out of the HPV vaccine catch

     up programme at any point? No

     4b) If the answer to 4a) is yes, which?

 

     Yours faithfully,

 

     Michelle Brook

 

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     Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

     [1][FOI #134850 email]

 

     Is [2][NHS Luton request email] the wrong address for Freedom
of

     Information requests to Luton Primary Care Trust (PCT)? If so,

     please contact us using this form:

     [3]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/contact

 

     Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be

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