Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

Michelle made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust,

I am looking for some information under the Freedom of Information Act, and the FOI office at Birmingham and Solihull Cluster recommended that I should contact you. (Ref: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/13...).

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 the NHS Birmingham East and North PCT, the Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT, Solihull Care PCT and South Birmingham PCT, broken down into information relating to each PCT individually.

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 Brook

Southall Rebecca,

Dear Michelle

 

Thank you for your request for information pursuant to the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

I confirm that I will endeavour to respond to you by 30th November 2012
but please note that my response will not include information relating to
the Solihull area as this Trust does not provide the service that you
refer to in that area.

 

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Southall

Trust Secretary

 

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Dear Rebecca,

Thank you ever so much for this. Would you be able to clarify one thing for me. I was advised in the response to the original FOI to Solihull PCT that I should contact Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust for the information regarding the Solihull PCT. (Ref: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sc...)

If Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust do not cover this area, who would you suggest I contact with regarding the geographical area of Solihull PCT?

Yours sincerely,

Michelle

Southall Rebecca,

Hi Michelle

As far as I understand it, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust provide community services to the Solihull area so I can only suggest that you ask them.

Kind regards
Rebecca

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Dear Rebecca,

Thank you ever so much for this information - it is very gratefully received!

Yours sincerely,

Michelle

Donoghue Lisa,

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Dear Ms Brook,
 
Further to your request for information pursuant to the Freedom of
Information Act, please find attached Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS
Trust response to you.
 
Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
With thanks
 
Lisa Donoghue
Trust Board Administrator
Phone: 0121 466 7034
Fax: 0121 466 7001 
Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust
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From: Southall Rebecca
Sent: 05 November 2012 08:54
To: 'Michelle'
Cc: Donoghue Lisa
Subject: FOI 051112

Dear Michelle

 

Thank you for your request for information pursuant to the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

I confirm that I will endeavour to respond to you by 30th November 2012
but please note that my response will not include information relating to
the Solihull area as this Trust does not provide the service that you
refer to in that area.

 

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Southall

Trust Secretary

 

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