Serious incidents and deaths of patients with a learning disability

George Julian made this Freedom of Information request to Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust,

Please could you provide the following information:

1a) total number of deaths that have occurred at the Trust in each of the the last five years (please provide data broken down by year)
1b) the number of these deaths that were classified as unexpected

2a) total number of deaths that have been referred to the Coroner by the Trust in each of the last five years
2b) of these, the number of deaths of patients with a learning disability referred to the Coroner

3a) total number of deaths of patients with a learning disability that have occurred at the Trust in each of the last five years (please provide total number and indicate whether they were inpatients at the time of their deaths)
3b) of these, the number of these deaths of patients with a learning disability that were classified as unexpected

4a) total number of deaths at the Trust reported as an incident on the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) in each of the last five years
4b) total number of deaths at the Trust reported on Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS) in each of the last five years
4c) if possible, please indicate the number of these that relate to patients with a learning disability

5a) total number of initial 72-hour reviews into deaths (as defined by the NHS Serious Incident Framework) in each of the last five years
5b) total number of investigations into deaths (as defined by the NHS SI Framework) in each of the last five years - please provide data broken down by severity, Level 1 internal investigations, Level 2 comprehensive internal investigations, Level 3 independent investigations. Please also indicate whether the numbers refer to investigations opened or completed.

Many thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully,
Dr George Julian

FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Dear Sir/Madam
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Ref: FOI 2309

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We started work on this request on 31 January 2017. As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later than 20 working days from this date.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment. If there is a fee payable we will write to you again to let you know the process in this event.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess whether any of the exemption categories apply to your request (as per PART 11 of the Act) and if they do, or if there is a delay due to the application of an exemption we will write to you again.

If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Linda Wix
Corporate Governance Support Officer
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
               
Contact Details:
External number:   01384 325026
Internal extension: 65026

Email: [email address]

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Trust HQ
Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor
47-49 King Street
Dudley, DY2 8PS

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FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Dear Sir

Dudley & Walsall is a mental health service provider and your FOI seems to focus on people with learning disabilities. Can you confirm that you still wish for the information to be provided. If you do can you confirm whether you require the information for each financial or calendar year. I will hold your FOI in abeyance until I receive the clarification required. If I do not hear from you within 5 working days I will close the request.

Kind Regards

Linda Wix
Corporate Governance Support Officer
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
               
Contact Details:
External number:   01384 325026
Internal extension: 65026

Email: [email address]

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Trust HQ
Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor
47-49 King Street
Dudley, DY2 8PS

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Dear Linda,

Thanks for getting in touch to clarify my request although I'm disappointed this did not happen before the reply was due. My questions apply to all trusts as learning disabled patients should be able to access all healthcare services (with reasonable adjustments if required) under the Equality Act.

I am happy to accept the information in the easiest way for you - calendar or financial or a combination of both, as long as it is clear which it is.

I look forward to hearing from you again in due course,
Best wishes
Dr George Julian

FOI (Dudley & Walsall MHPT), Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Dear Dr Julian

Please see attached the Trust's response to your FOI request and I apologise for the delay in responding. I can confirm that your request has now been closed.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me. If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact the Information Governance Manager on 01384 325013 or email [email address].

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Linda Wix
Corporate Governance Support Officer
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
               
Contact Details:
External number:   01384 325026
Internal extension: 65026

Email: [email address]

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Trust HQ
Trafalgar House, 2nd Floor
47-49 King Street
Dudley, DY2 8PS

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