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Dear Aintree University Hospitals 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 REQUESTS, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Applicant

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information Ref: 2146

 

Thank you for your request for Trust information under the provisions of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that this matter is
currently receiving attention and a Trust representative will be in touch
with you within the statutory timescale, currently 20 working days.

 

The Trust will inform you of any exempt information along with any fee
required, in due course. The Trust may require further detail from you to
assist its search for the information you have requested.  You may
therefore be contacted in due course if it is necessary to clarify your
request. The provisions of the Act regulate all these matters.

 

Meanwhile, if you wish to discuss any aspect of your request please do not
hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

FOI Team

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Aintree Lodge

Lower Lane

Liverpool L9 7AL

0151 529 8878

 

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FOI REQUESTS, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Applicant,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information
Reference:   2146

 

Thank you for your request for information from Aintree University
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

 

The Trust has now completed its search for the information you requested.

 

Your FOI request and the Trusts response is set out below:

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

 

The Trusts response is as follows:

Information not held.  We do not have any out patient clinics specifically
for

· Mild to moderate depression

· General anxiety disorder

· Stress

 

Patients with these conditions would be referred to one of the mental
health Trusts, not Aintree. We do not dispense

· Benzodiazepines

· Pregabalin

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

 

 

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact
us.

 

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If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to Freedom of Information Team, Aintree Lodge, University
Hospital Aintree, Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7AL or email
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If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
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ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information  Team

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Aintree Lodge

Lower Lane

Liverpool      L9 7AL

 

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