Treatment options for various mental health concerns

Jamie Smith made this Freedom of Information request to NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group,

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

Murphy Hilary (NHS NORTH OF ENGLAND COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Smith

Please find attached acknowledgement to your foi request.

Regards
Hilary

Hilary Murphy
Information Governance Officer
North of England Commissioning Support
Riverside House
Goldcrest Way
Newburn Riverside Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NY

Tel: 0191 2172625
Email: [email address]
Web: www.necsu.nhs.uk

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Murphy Hilary (NHS NORTH OF ENGLAND COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Please find attached response to your freedom of information request, on
behalf of North Durham CCG.

 

Regards

Hilary

 

Hilary Murphy

Information Governance Officer

North of England Commissioning Support

Riverside House

Goldcrest  Way

Newburn Riverside Business Park

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 8NY

 

Tel: 0191 2172625
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.necsu.nhs.uk

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