Severe mental impairment

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Dear Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board, Do you hold figures for the number of people who are diagnosed each year within your area with a severe mental impairment if so can you provide the figures for this per year broken down by the local authority boundaries ie East North and South Ayrshire for the last ten years or longer if the figures are held

Yours faithfully,Ian Stewart

Freedom of Information, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

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Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
14 Lister Street
University Hospital Crosshouse
Kilmarnock
KA2 0BE
Telephone: 01563 826112
Email: [NHS Ayrshire and Arran request email]

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Dear Freedom of Information, I have still not receive the information I requested under FOI with regards to severe mental impairment

Yours sincerely Ian Stewart

Freedom of Information, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

Dear Ian,

The response is due out to you today, we hope to have that to you by the end of the day.

Many Thanks

Lorraine

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Freedom of Information, Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board

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Good Morning,
 
Thank-you for your Freedom of Information request, please see the response
to your request below:
 
Q. Do you hold figures for the number of people who are diagnosed each
year within your area with a severe mental impairment if so can you
provide the figures for this per year broken down by the local authority
boundaries ie East North and South Ayrshire for the last ten years or
longer if the figures are held?
 
A. Please see below.*
 
* We are unable to break these figures down any further as we are bound by
the laws of confidentiality in respect of patients. It would be a breach
of Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to provide information that you could
then deductively use to identify patients. We believe to provide the exact
number broken down by age, ethnicity and gender may lead to these patients
being identified which would breach the first principle of DPA which is to
process data fairly and lawfully. This is classed as an absolute exemption
under section 38 (1) (b) in conjunction with section 38 (2) (a) (i)of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
 
I trust this response is helpful. However, under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 if you are dissatisfied with our response
you are entitled to request a review. A request for a review must be made
in writing to Mrs Jillian Neilson, Head of Information Governance, NHS
Ayrshire & Arran, 14 Lister Street, University Hospital Crosshouse,
Kilmarnock, KA2 0BB or email [1][email address],
no later than 40 working days from 20 June 2018. You must provide your
name, an address for correspondence, details of your original request and
say why you want a review. If our decision is unchanged following a review
and you remain dissatisfied with this, you then have the right to make a
formal appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner at
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further advice
or assistance.
 
Kind Regards
 
Lorraine Hunter
On behalf of
 
Tara Palmer
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
14 Lister Street
University Hospital Crosshouse
Kilmarnock
KA2 0BE
Telephone: 01563 826112
Email: [3][NHS Ayrshire and Arran request email]
 
 [4]www.nhsaaa.net
 
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