Treatment waiting list

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Dear Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to submit an FOI concerning waiting times for consultant-led treatment, for both inpatient and outpatients.

Firstly I would like to give some context to aid in the interpretation of my request. I am familiar with the NHS England Consultant-led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times statistics that are published monthly, and am looking for more specific figures about patients who leave this waiting list. I know leaving the waiting list could be because of a range of scenarios - the patient has had the scan/procedure/appointment they were waiting for, they have refused treatment, they have failed to show up and therefore been removed from the waiting list etc.

My request:

I would the following data broken down by month for between December 2018 to January 2023:

1) How many patients left the waiting list for whatever reason. Please ensure people are counted more than once if they left more than one waiting list.
2) Of these, how many left the waiting list because they were admitted as an emergency and treated for the condition their referral related to during their emergency stay, therefore ending the treatment waiting pathway? Please ensure people are counted more than once if they left more than one waiting list. Please note that the Welsh government has outlined how this may occur on page 8 of this guidance here: https://senedd.wales/media/ycspv5fr/hosp...
3) And of these (patients in question 1), how many left the waiting list because they died? Please ensure people are counted more than once if they were on more than one waiting list when they died.

A patient could be subject to multiple different referrals, so I would like data based on the referrals rather than individual people ie If a person dies while on three waiting lists for instance, I would like them to be counted as three referral waiting periods/RTT pathways ending due to death.

Yours faithfully,

Harriet Clugston, NationalWorld

BCHC, Foi (BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Harriet

 

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) is in
receipt of your freedom of information request sent to us on 21 February
2023 about treatment waiting list in the Trust.

 

The Trust will be dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will respond to you within 20 working days of
your request by 21 March 2023.

 

Please note the above, unique Request ID and quote this in all future
correspondence regarding this particular request.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

Regards

 

Eugene C Aninweze

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Tel:                 0121 466 7059

Internal:         67293

Mobile:          0756-337-4568

Email:            [1][email address]

Web:              [2]www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

 

Corporate Division

Legal Services Team

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

3 Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park, Aston

Birmingham B7 4BN

 

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BCHC, Foi (BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Harriet

 

Further to your freedom of information request, please find attached the
Trust’s response.

 

This request is now closed.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

Regards

 

Eugene C Aninweze

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Tel:                 0121 466 7059

Internal:         67293

Mobile:          0756-337-4568

Email:            [1][email address]

Web:              [2]www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

 

Corporate Division

Legal Services Team

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

3 Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park, Aston

Birmingham B7 4BN

 

 

 

 

 

From: BCHC, Foi (BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Sent: 21 February 2023 12:31
To: [FOI #952929 email]
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Treatment waiting list [Request
ID 2023-02-21(1)] - Acknowledgment

 

Dear Harriet

 

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) is in
receipt of your freedom of information request sent to us on 21 February
2023 about treatment waiting list in the Trust.

 

The Trust will be dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will respond to you within 20 working days of
your request by 21 March 2023.

 

Please note the above, unique Request ID and quote this in all future
correspondence regarding this particular request.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

Regards

 

Eugene C Aninweze

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Tel:                 0121 466 7059

Internal:         67293

Mobile:          0756-337-4568

Email:            [3][email address]

Web:              [4]www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

 

Corporate Division

Legal Services Team

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

3 Priestley Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park, Aston

Birmingham B7 4BN

 

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