Dear NHS England,
Please can you tell me how many covid 19 patients you have treated since the start of the pandemic to current day. Then please tell me how many people you have treated from adverse reactions to the covid vaccines since roll out, including deaths, serious reaction, minor reactions, and those that have contracted covid 19 after vaccination that resulted in needing hospital care
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Dear Rachel Grant,
Thank you for your communication dated 08 June 2021.
NHS England has assessed your communication as a request under the Freedom
of Information (FOI) Act 2000. As such, your request is being dealt with
under the terms of the FOI Act, and has been allocated the following
reference number: FOI-2106-1476275.
Your exact request was:
“Dear NHS England,
Please can you tell me how many covid 19 patients you have treated since
the start of the pandemic to current day. Then please tell me how many
people you have treated from adverse reactions to the covid vaccines since
roll out, including deaths, serious reaction, minor reactions, and those
that have contracted covid 19 after vaccination that resulted in needing
NHS England does not hold information in relation to your request.
It may help if we first explain that NHS England is not the same as ‘the
NHS in England’. The NHS in England is not a single organisation but is
made up of a range of organisations such as Hospitals, Clinical
Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Ambulance Trusts. Any recorded information
NHS England may be able to provide in response to an FOI request will
generally relate to the services NHS England commissions.
This information may be held by NHS Digital as part of the Hospital
Episode Statistics (HES), or as part of their published COVID-19
datasets. You can access HES data and more information about the
statistics which are collected on the NHS Digital website.
As such, you may wish to redirect this element of your request to NHS
NHS England does not collect or hold any information about deaths of
individuals as a result of adverse reactions to a COVID-19 vaccination.
It may assist you, however, if we explain that any adverse effects
(including possible deaths) related to the COVID-19 vaccines are collected
via the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA)
Yellow Card reporting scheme. The Yellow Card scheme is responsible for
collating and monitoring reports about adverse reactions or safety
concerns relating to the Covid-19 vaccines.
The MHRA publishes a summary of findings from the Yellow Card scheme on
Further information in relation to your request may therefore be held by
the MHRA. As such you may wish to redirect your request to the MHRA. You
can find their contact information on the MHRA website.
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