Treatment options for various mental health concerns

Jamie Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request the following information for the calendar
year between 1st January 2013 and 1st January 2014:

The total number of outpatients diagnosed with the following
conditions:

· Mild to moderate depression
· General anxiety disorder
· Stress

Furthermore, I would like receive information for:

The total number of the above for each condition who were
prescribed, issued or recommended the following as a result of
their condition:

· Referral to a specific individual or group therapy programme such
as cognitive behavioural therapy

· Prescription drugs (see below)

· Referral to a specific individual or group exercise programme
such as 12-week GP referral schemes

· Information and advice about getting active for mental wellbeing

Where the option to refer to one of the above was not available
(for example, if a specific exercise programme does not exist for
each condition’s pathway in the local area, please include this
acknowledgement).

Where more than one option was offered, please include ‘1’ entry
for each pathway offered (for example, where a patient
demonstrating anxiety disorder was offered both prescription drugs
and active lifestyle advice please include ‘1’ entry for each).

Where prescription drugs were offered, please specify which drug
was offered for each patient from the list below:

· Benzodiazepines
· Pregabalin
· Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors
· Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
· Valium
· Other antidepressants
· Other medication

I would appreciate if the information was set out in the following
format. For example:

· Number of outpatient appointments with the following conditions:

o Mild to moderate depression – 75 outpatients
o General anxiety disorder – 68 outpatients
o Stress – 92 outpatients

· Number of outpatients for each condition referred to a specific
individual or group therapy programme such as cognitive behavioural
therapy –

o Mild to moderate depression – 35 outpatients
o General anxiety disorder – 22 outpatients
o Stress – 38 outpatients

· Number outpatients for each condition offered the following
prescription drugs:

o Mild to moderate depression

§ Benzodiazepines – 2 outpatients
§ Pregabalin – 4 outpatients
§ Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors – 3 outpatients
§ Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - 0 outpatients
§ Valium – 14 outpatients
§ Other antidepressants - 8 outpatients
§ Other medication - 5 outpatients

o General anxiety disorder

§ Benzodiazepines – 0 outpatients
§ Pregabalin – 2 outpatients
§ Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors – 1 outpatients
§ Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - 0 outpatients
§ Valium – 9 outpatients
§ Other antidepressants - 7 outpatients
§ Other medication - 3 outpatients

o Stress

§ Benzodiazepines – 6 outpatients
§ Pregabalin – 7 outpatients
§ Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors – 10 outpatients
§ Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - 15 outpatients
§ Valium – 7 outpatients
§ Other antidepressants - 8 outpatients
§ Other medication - 5 outpatients

· Number of outpatients referred to a specific individual or group
exercise programme such as 12-week GP referral schemes

o Mild to moderate depression – 12 outpatients
o General anxiety disorder – 5 outpatients
o Stress – 7 outpatients

· Number of outpatients offered information and advice about
getting active for mental wellbeing

o Mild to moderate depression – 34 outpatients
o General anxiety disorder – 28 outpatients
o Stress – 37 outpatients

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Smith

FOI, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Jamie

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. We are dealing with your request and aim to respond by 2 May 2014.
Kind regards

Kathy

On Behalf of the FOI Office
FOI Office
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Lindley
Huddersfield
HD3 3EA
Tel: 01484 355933

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FOI, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Jamie

Further to your recent FOI request, please find below the response from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

If you are unhappy with this response you have the right to access our complaints procedure; please contact Patient Advice & Complaints Service, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3EA. Tel: 0800 013 0018.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

FOI Office
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Infirmary
Lindley
Huddersfield
HD3 3EA
Tel: 01484 355234

[Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust request email]

RESPONSE FROM CHFT

The Trust does not care for Mental Health Outpatients as South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS FT deal with all Mental Health patients from the Huddersfield and Calderdale areas. We would therefore suggest that you refer your FOI request to:-

[email address]

Fieldhead Hospital
Ouchthorpe Lane
Wakefield
WF1 3SP

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