Serious incidents and deaths of patients with a learning disability

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Dear Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation 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, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dr Julian

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Kind regards

Information Governance and Medico Legal Team
Informatics Department
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT
 
Email:  [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web:  www.ntw.nhs.uk

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From: George Julian[SMTP: ]
Sent: 31 January 2017 10:38:26
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Serious incidents and deaths of patients with a learning disability Auto forwarded by a Rule

Dear Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation 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

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FOI, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dr Julian

Our Head of Safety and Security (who is pulling this data together) would like you to confirm whether you require this data presented in calendar years or financial years - and if the latter, wishes to point out that the 2016/17 financial year is obviously not complete yet.

We will place your request on hold until we have received this clarification from you.

Kind regards

Information Governance and Medico Legal Team
Informatics Department
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT
 
Email:  [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web:  www.ntw.nhs.uk

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Dear FOI,

Thanks for coming back to me to clarify and I'm sorry it wasn't clear. I'm happy to accept the data in the easiest format for your Head of Safety and Security - I had assumed that would be financial years, with the current one being year to date, but if calendar years is easier that would be fine too.

Many thanks for dealing with this so promptly,
Best wishes
George

FOI, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Dr Julian

Please find attached Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust's response to your below Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards

Information Governance and Medico Legal Team
Informatics Department
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT
 
Email:  [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web:  www.ntw.nhs.uk

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