Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

Michelle made this Freedom of Information request to Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Humber NHS Foundation Trust,

I am looking for some information under the Freedom of Information Act, and East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust recommended that I should contact you. (Ref: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sc...).

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. I am specifically looking for information regarding the geographical area covered by East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust.

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?

3)a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow either clinicians or school nurses 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

Hoyles, Diane,

Dear Michelle

 

Thank you for your request for information about Schools opting out of HPV
vaccination programme and subsequent procedure. Your request was received
on the 5^th November 2012 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you and you will be required
to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

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that organisations make public, information provided from Freedom of
Information requests. The Trust will therefore place a copy of this
response on its website, [1]www.humber.nhs.uk

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Diane Hoyles

Legal Services

NHS Humber Foundation Trust

 

 

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2. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/

Hoyles, Diane,

Dear Michelle

 

I am writing to confirm that the Humber NHS Foundation Trust has now
completed its search for the information which you requested on the 5^th
November 2012

 

 

You asked for

 

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|   I am looking for some information under the Freedom of Information |
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|      Act, and East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust recommended |
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|      that I should contact you. (Ref: |
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|[1]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sc...
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|     Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you be so kind as to |
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|     answer the below questions. Any responses should cover the time |
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|     period from the initiation of the national HPV vaccination scheme |
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|     to present. I am specifically looking for information regarding the |
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|     geographical area covered by East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care |
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|     Trust. |
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|1)     Do all girls aged 12 -13 get offered the HPV vaccine at school? Yes all girls aged|
|12-13 are offered the vaccine in school through the school Nursing Service, and the Child|
|Health Department. |
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|     2) a) for girls accepting, do their GPs get notified of their vaccination? Yes|
|General        Practitioners are notified when the vaccine is given via the Child Health|
|Department. |
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|     b) for girls offered but not accepting the vaccine, do their GPs  get notified of their|
|non-  vaccination? General Practitioners are not notified of non- vaccination.  |
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|3) a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow either clinicians or school nurses to|
|administer the HPV vaccine? No schools have refused to participate in the programme. |
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|     b) If so, which? Not applicable as all schools participate. |
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|     c) If the answer to 3a) is yes, what are the reasons provided for |
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|     this? Not applicable as all schools participate. |
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|     d) What is the policy/process for alternative arrangements for any |
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|     schools that have opted out? Not applicable as all schools participate. |
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|     e) Please provide a copy of the official notifications, or record of that notification|
|Not applicable as all schools participate. |
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|4a) Have any schools in the area opted out of the HPV vaccine catch up programme at any point?|
|Not applicable as all schools participate. |
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|     4b) If the answer to 4a) is yes, which? Not applicable as all schools participate. |
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All information provided under Freedom of Information is deemed to be in
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that organisations make public, information provided from Freedom of
Information requests. The Trust will therefore place a copy of this
response on its website, [2]www.humber.nhs.uk

 

If you have any other queries about this letter, please also contact me.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Graham Harmer

Information Governance and Legal Services Manager

 

 

References

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2. http://www.humber.nhs.uk/
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