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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

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

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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

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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

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Freedom of information, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dereiss Gordon

In order to answer your query, we need to search by the diagnostic code used for each diagnosis (ICD-10 codes).

Are you happy for us to proceed using the codes below? If you would like us to remove certain codes from our search, please let us know.

ICD10:
F32.0 Mild depressive episode
F32.1 Moderate depressive episode
F32.2 Severe depressive episode without psychotic symptoms
F32.3 Severe depressive episode with psychotic symptoms
F32.8 Other depressive episodes
F32.9 Depressive episode, unspecified
F33.0 Recurrent depressive disorder, current episode mild
F33.1 Recurrent depressive disorder, current episode moderate
F33.2 Recurrent depressive disorder, current episode severe without psychotic symptoms
F33.3 Recurrent depressive disorder, current episode severe with psychotic symptoms
F33.4 Recurrent depressive disorder, currently in remission
F33.8 Other recurrent depressive disorders
F33.9 Recurrent depressive disorder, unspecified
F34.1 Dysthymia (A chronic depression of mood, lasting at least several years, which is not sufficiently severe, or in which individual episodes are not sufficiently prolonged, to justify a diagnosis of severe, moderate, or mild recurrent depressive disorder)
F53.0 Postnatal depression
F20.4 Post-schizophrenic depression
X60 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to nonopioid analgesics, antipyretics and antirheumatics
X61 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to antiepileptic, sedative-hypnotic, antiparkinsonism and psychotropic drugs, not elsewhere classified
X62 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to narcotics and psychodysleptics [hallucinogens], not elsewhere classified
X63 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to other drugs acting on the autonomic nervous system
X64 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances
X65 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to alcohol
X66 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to organic solvents and halogenated hydrocarbons and their vapours
X67 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to other gases and vapours
X68 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to pesticides
X69 Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified chemicals and noxious substances
X70 Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation and suffocation
X71 Intentional self-harm by drowning and submersion
X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge
X75 Intentional self-harm by explosive material
X76 Intentional self-harm by smoke, fire and flames
X77 Intentional self-harm by steam, hot vapours and hot objects
X78 Intentional self-harm by sharp object
X79 Intentional self-harm by blunt object
X80 Intentional self-harm by jumping from a high place
X81 Intentional self-harm by jumping or lying before moving object
X82 Intentional self-harm by crashing of motor vehicle
X83 Intentional self-harm by other specified means
X84 Intentional self-harm by unspecified means
R44.0 Auditory hallucinations

We also still need to know 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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Dear Freedom of information,
Yes, I am happy for you to use all those codes. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Dereiss Gordon

Freedom of information, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

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We are now processing your request for information and will respond to you
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Freedom of information, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you.

We are still waiting for an answer to the question at the bottom of the email:

We also still need to know 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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Dear Freedom of information,
The time frame I would like would be from the patient first being in contact with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, to then getting an appointment, to then receiving counselling. I would like the average for 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 please. Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Dereiss Gordon

Freedom of information, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Dereiss Gordon

Do you want one average for each year, or the average of each diagnosis for each year, i.e. average for those with a diagnosis of depression over each year, those with a diagnosis of auditory hallucinations over each year, etc.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Carol
CPFT Freedom of Information Team

E [Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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