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Dear NHS Newham 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

FOI-NewhamCCG,

Dear Jamie,

Thank you for your request for information received on 21st March 2014. This email is to acknowledge that your request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I apologise for the delay in doing so.

North and East London Commissioning Support Unit will reply as soon as possible on behalf of NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and in any event within 20 working days following the date we received your request.

If you have any queries about this request, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Ball
Freedom of Information Officer
North and East London Commissioning Support Unit
[email address]
Tel. 020 3688 1094

5th floor Clifton House
75-77 Worship Street
London EC2A 2EJ

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Ball, Jonathan - Freedom of Information Officer,

Dear Jamie,

 

Thank you for your enquiry requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 sent to NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
as set out in your email below.

 

Please find below our response to your request:

 

As commissioners the CCG does not hold the level of detail that you
request. Please refer your request to the CCG’s mental health provider,
East London NHS Foundation Trust, who may be able to help. Contact details
of their Freedom of Information Act team can be found in the following
link:

 

[1]https://www.eastlondon.nhs.uk/Contact-Us...

 

 

I hope you find this information useful, however, if you are dissatisfied
with this response, NHS Newham CCG operates a review procedure, details of
which can be found below.

 

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me.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Jonathan Ball

Freedom of Information Officer

North and East London Commissioning Support Unit

[3][email address]

Tel. 020 3688 1094

 

5^th floor Clifton House

75-77 Worship Street

London EC2A 2DU

 

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From: Jamie Smith [[4]mailto:[FOI #203205 email]]

Sent: 21 March 2014 15:35

To: Moore, Luke - Governance and IT Manager

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Treatment options for various
mental health concerns

 

Dear NHS Newham 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

 

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