Service users completing suicide

Waiting for an internal review by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust of their handling of this request.

Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

Please supply data for each of the last six years showing:

A. The number of people in the area served by the Trust who have completed (or are suspected of completing) suicide

B. The number of Trust service users (ie contact within the 12 months prior to death) who have completed (or are suspected of completing) suicide.

B as a percentage of A

C. The number of Trust mental health service users

If possible, please provide the same information for each Borough served by the Trust.

Yours faithfully,

G Davies

penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dear Mr Davies,

 

FOI ref: 2016/0284

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 2^nd March 2016.

 

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Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

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penninecare foi (PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dear Mr Davies,

 

FOI ref:  2016/0284

 

Further to your email below, I can now respond to your request dated 2^nd
March 2016.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Pennine
Care NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) to locate the requested information
and I can confirm that some of the information requested is held by the
Trust.

 

Please supply data for each of the last six years showing:

    

A. The number of people in the area served by the Trust who have completed
(or are suspected of completing) suicide.

 

The Trust do not hold information pertaining to the number of suicides
committed by members of the public who reside in the area served by the
Trust.  We only hold information regarding our service users. 

 

A potential source of suicide data would potentially be the Office of
National Statistic of National Confidentiality Inquiry .

 

[1]http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.u...

[2]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...

[3]http://www.bbmh.manchester.ac.uk/cmhs/re...

 

    

B. The number of Trust service users (i.e. contact within the 12 months
prior to death) who have completed (or are suspected of completing)
suicide.

 

Patient death reported within the Trust incidents system where a Coroner
conclusion of suicide or took own life is presently available, broken down
into boroughs:

 

Incident Date Year Site Total
2010 Bury 2
Oldham 1
Rochdale 2
Stockport 2
Tameside 4
2010 Total 11
2011 Bury 3
Oldham 2
Rochdale 5
Stockport 4
Tameside 5
2011 Total 19
2012 Bury 3
Oldham 6
Stockport 6
Tameside 4
2012 Total 19
2013 Bury 3
Oldham 3
Rochdale 2
Stockport 2
Tameside 6
2013 Total 16
2014 Bury 2
Oldham 4
Rochdale 1
Stockport 7
Tameside 4
2014 Total 18
2015 Bury 3
Oldham 2
Rochdale 2
Stockport 5
Tameside 5
2015 Total 17
Grand Total 100

 

Unconfirmed suicides - Patient death reported within the Trust incidents
system where information available in regards to the mode of death is
suggestive of suicide, broken down into boroughs:

 

NB: The potential of the death being as a result of suicide can only be
determined by the Coroner.

 

Incident Date Year Site Total
2010 Bury 3
Oldham 2
Stockport 4
Tameside 2
2010 Total 11
2011 Bury 3
Oldham 3
Rochdale 4
Stockport 4
Tameside 7
2011 Total 21
2012 Bury 7
Oldham 4
Rochdale 4
Stockport 1
Tameside 2
2012 Total 18
2013 Bury 5
Oldham 4
Rochdale 5
Stockport 7
Tameside 1
2013 Total 22
2014 Bury 4
Oldham 1
Rochdale 3
Stockport 3
Tameside 2
Trafford 1
2014 Total 14
2015 Bury 7
Oldham 3
Rochdale 1
Stockport 6
Tameside 7
Trafford 2
2015 Total 26
Grand Total 112

 

    

 B as a percentage of A

 

We do not hold this information.

 

    

C. The number of Trust mental health service users.  If possible, please
provide the same information for each Borough served by the Trust.

 

The number of Mental Health Service Users categorised by Borough for the
last six financial years to date.

 

 

Financial Year Borough No Service Users
Unknown 619
ALL 4
Bury 8208
2010/2011 Oldham 8069
Rochdale 5895
Stockport 8497
Tameside 7218
Unknown 1010
ALL 2
Bury 9032
2011/2012 Oldham 8512
Rochdale 6022
Stockport 9500
Tameside 10294
Unknown 1205
ALL 11
Bury 10447
2012/2013 Oldham 9378
Rochdale 9470
Stockport 10232
Tameside 10913
Unknown 712
ALL 49
Bury 11734
2013/2014 Oldham 10985
Rochdale 10755
Stockport 11104
Tameside 12101
Unknown 1504
ALL 589
Bury 12280
2014/2015 Oldham 12745
Rochdale 11908
Stockport 11673
Tameside 13775
Unknown 1663
ALL 634
Bury 8837
2015/2016 (to date) Oldham 10498
Rochdale 6764
Stockport 10923
Tameside 8682

 

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Higginbottom

Information Governance Administrator

 

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

225 Old Street

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SR

 

 

 

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Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Service users completing suicide'.

I am writing to request an internal review of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Statistics on suicide'.

The data provided here seems to conflict with the data the Trust has provided previously

2010 , 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
Now provided
All patient suicides, 44, 80, 74, 76, 64, 60,
Coroner concluded, 22, 38 , 38, 32, 36, 34,

Previously provided
Statistics on suicide 2013, 2014, 2015,
IR 2015 1214, 46, 49, 31,

Variance, 14 , 13, -3,

Are you able to explain why there is a variance please?
Does the Trust hold reliable statistics on suicides?

You state
"The Trust do not hold information pertaining to the number of suicides
committed by members of the public who reside in the area served by the
Trust. We only hold information regarding our service users. "

In January 2016 in my role as an elected Public Governor of the Trust, I was provided with the document 'Borough Mapping' written by Zoe Molyneux, Director of Quality Governance for the Trust. This document quotes figures for 2011, 2012 and 2013 for general population suicide. The data was supplied to the Trust by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCI). I don't believe this NCI data is publicly available.

I therefore suggest to you that the Trust does hold information pertaining to the number of suicides
committed by members of the public who reside in the area served by the
Trust.

NCI has confirmed that the ten year average from January 2003 to December 2013 for Service Users/Patients completing suicide as a percentage of all suicides was 23%.
The data indicates that over the last six years this percentage has increased significantly.
I am concerned that many of the Trust's patients, perhaps around 20 each year, are dying unnecessarily, in horrific circumstances.
Do you have an explanation? Are the Directors of the Trust concerned by the data?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

G Davies

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