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Dear Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust,
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am very interested in any information that is held by your organisation regarding my request. I am in understanding that I do not have to exactly specify the documents and it will be the departments responsibility to provide me with the information I am requesting. If you would require further clarification, please respond via this email.
I would like to request the following information.

1) What is the average waiting time for someone with a mental health illness involving depression, hearing voices, self-harm, suicidal etc to be tended to by a specialist, from first making contact with their local GP or hospital? (If the average isn’t worked out, I will accept statistics so I can work it out myself).

2) How many patients were treated for depression in the years, 2016, 2017 & 2018? (Individual information).

3) How many patients got referred to the Mental Health Trust from another health institute. This includes organisations such as the local Hospital, a local GP and so on, in the years 2016, 2017 & 2018? (Individual information).

4) How long would the wait be for a new patient to get access to dialectical behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy?

5) How many patients are on the current waiting list for the need of IAPT?
By this I mean how many people are on the waiting list for assessment and how long that wait is. As well as that, how many people are on the waiting list for treatment and how long do they have to wait from the assessment date until treatment.
I would like the information split into four categories; males aged 25 & under and males aged 26 & over. Also, women aged 25 & under and woman aged 26 and over.

Yours faithfully,

Dereiss Gordon

Freedom of information, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your email received by the Freedom of Information team at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

We are now processing your request for information and will respond to you in full as soon as possible.

Under the Freedom of Information Act the Trust has 20 working days in which to respond to your request. If for any reason it becomes apparent that there could be a delay in responding to you, we will advise you accordingly.

If you have any queries then please contact me by return e-mail to [Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust request email].

Kind regards,

Carol
CPFT Freedom of Information Team

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Freedom of information, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dereiss Gordon

We are writing further to your Freedom of Information request dated 24th January 2019. We need clarification from you as follows:

1) What is the average waiting time for someone with a mental health illness involving depression, hearing voices, self-harm, suicidal etc to be tended to by a specialist, from first making contact with their local GP or hospital? (If the average isn’t worked out, I will accept statistics so I can work it out myself).

A. We do not hold the data of the first contact with a patient's local GP. We only have data of the time the local GP contact our services. Similarly with the Hospital starting point.
B. Please expand the requirements specified as ‘etc’. We will need to search by ICD10 codes and for this we need specific criteria.

4) How long would the wait be for a new patient to get access to dialectical behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy?

A. Waiting list by required therapy type is not something that we can extract. We can only extract waits for overall Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services. Would this be acceptable?

The 20-day clock for response is paused while we await your clarification.

Please note that due to the volume of Freedom of Information requests we receive, we are unable to administrate further reminders for clarification. Therefore, should we not hear from you by 15th February 2019, we shall assume that you no longer require the information and this FOI request will be closed.

Kind regards,

Carol
CPFT Freedom of Information Team

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Dear Freedom of information,

Thank you for your response. (1) I would like information on the waiting time for mental illnesses such as depression, self harm, being suicidal, hearing voices and anything form of illness that you deem could lead to a patient wanting to take their own life.
(4) Yes this would be acceptable.

Kind Regards,
Yours sincerely,

Dereiss Gordon

Freedom of information, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dereiss Gordon

Thank you for your response.

With regard to Q1, we do not hold the data of the first contact with a patient's local GP. We only have data of the time the local GP contact our services. Similarly with the Hospital starting point.

We are only able to provide data from the point contact is made with CPFT. Is this acceptable?

Kind regards,

Carol
CPFT Freedom of Information Team

E [Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust request email]

                                    

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Dear Freedom of information,
Thank you for your response. Yes, this will be acceptable.

Yours sincerely,

Dereiss Gordon

Freedom of information, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dereiss Gordon

For Question 1 - what time frame would you like us to look at, i.e. average waiting time over the last 12 months, over the past 2 years, etc.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Carol
CPFT Freedom of Information Team

E [Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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