Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

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Dear Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust,

I am looking for some information under the Freedom of Information
Act, and Leeds Primary Care Trust 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 Leeds 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 Brook

LCH FOI (LEEDS PCT), Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

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Regards
Information Governance Team.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
1st Floor, Stockdale House, Headingley Office Park, Victoria Road, Leeds, LS6 1PF

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From: Michelle [[FOI #138755 email]]
Sent: 17 November 2012 15:49
To: LCH FOI (LEEDS PCT)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Schools opting out of HPV
vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

Dear Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust,

I am looking for some information under the Freedom of Information
Act, and Leeds Primary Care Trust recommended that I
should contact you. (Ref:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/13...
/3/RESPONSE%20312.doc.html)

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 Leeds 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 Brook

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LCH FOI (LEEDS PCT), Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Michelle

Please see the attached response.

Regards
Information Governance Team.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
1st Floor, Stockdale House, Headingley Office Park, Victoria Road, Leeds, LS6 1PF

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you ever so much for the response.

I can accept that you may be reluctant to release the names of the schools which have refused to allow clinicians to administer the vaccine.

However, I would request that you provide me with the number of schools in the area which have:

a) refused to allow either clinicians or school nurses to administer the HPV vaccine
b) opted out of the HPV vaccine catch up programme at any point

Yours sincerely,

Michelle Brook

LCH FOI (LEEDS PCT), Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Only One school has refused to allow nurses to administer vaccines but the children are included in reports back to their GPs to indicate they have not had the HPV.

None of the remaining schools have opted out of the catch up programme.

Regards
Information Governance Team.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
1st Floor, Stockdale House, Headingley Office Park, Victoria Road, Leeds, LS6 1PF

________________________________________
From: Michelle [[FOI #138755 email]]
Sent: 21 December 2012 20:19
To: LCH FOI (LEEDS PCT)
Subject: Re: 237 FOI LCH 1213

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you ever so much for the response.

I can accept that you may be reluctant to release the names of the
schools which have refused to allow clinicians to administer the
vaccine.

However, I would request that you provide me with the number of
schools in the area which have:

a) refused to allow either clinicians or school nurses to
administer the HPV vaccine
b) opted out of the HPV vaccine catch up programme at any point

Yours sincerely,

Michelle Brook

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