Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

Stockport Primary Care Trust did not have the information requested.

Dear Stockport Primary Care Trust,

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

Dear Stockport Primary Care Trust,

I contacted you on the 23rd October with an FOI request relating to
HPV vaccinations. According to law, a reply should have been
forthcoming within 20 working days - but as of today
(21st December) I have yet to receive a response.

I request that you provide me with an update regarding this request
in a prompt fashion.

The previous correspondence can be found: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sc...

Yours faithfully,

Michelle

FOI (STOCKPORT PCT),

Dear Michelle,

Apologies for our lack of response. I have checked our FOI database and I can find no record of your original email/letter on the 23rd October. We acknowledge every FOI request giving the time frame in which it will be responded to and a reference number. Could you tell me if you received an acknowledgment and, if so, what the reference number was?

If you've not received an acknowledgment and reference number, it means that we did not receive your request. If this is the case we are happy to deal with your FOI request however we would have to record it as being received on 24th December and 20 working days would take us to 22nd January. Could you confirm that you would still like us to respond?

Kind regards,

Sian Bradshaw
Freedom of Information Act Administrator
NHS Stockport
[email address]

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FOI (STOCKPORT PCT),

Dear Michelle

I've yet to receive a response from you but to avoid any further delay, I have ascertained that the HPV Vaccination programme is run by the school nursing service which is run by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and not the PCT. The PCT therefore cannot respond to your FOI.

For your information the FOI address at Stockport NHS FT is [email address]

Kind regards,

Sian Bradshaw
Freedom of Information Act Administrator
NHS Stockport
[email address]

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Dear Sian,

Thank you ever so much for this. I apologise for the delay in responding, but I appreciate you getting back to me.

Yours sincerely,

Michelle

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