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Waiting times for mental health treatment

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Dear NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group,

I am writing to request data under the Freedom of Information (2000) regarding the length of time between referral and starting treatment for psychological therapies, for patients referred in July 2018. I include in this all talking therapies offered within your service, and all methods of referral.

If this data is unavailable, I would like to know the current median average time a patient will spend on a waiting list before recieving psychological therapy.

Please contact me with any queries or clarifications regarding this request. I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Yeomans

FOI (NHS SWINDON CCG), NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

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Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

1 Attachment

Reference: FOI 27478 SWI 12D

 

 

Dear Ms Yeomans

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 1 August
2018 regarding documents and services relating to waiting times.

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS Swindon CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 30 August 2018.

 

Dealing with your request:

In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent us complying with
either of these duties. We will explain if this is the case and if we
apply the 'public interest test' to our decision.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me quoting the
reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act and the
Environmental Information Regulations may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [1]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Yours sincerely,

Tolis

 

Apostolos Pasidis | FOI Administrator

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

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From: Emma Yeomans

Sent: 31 July 2018 17:25:07 (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

To: FOI (NHS SWINDON CCG)

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Waiting times for mental health
treatment

 

Dear NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group,

 

I am writing to request data under the Freedom of Information (2000)
regarding the length of time between referral and starting treatment for
psychological therapies, for patients referred in July 2018. I include in
this all talking therapies offered within your service, and all methods of
referral.

 

If this data is unavailable, I would like to know the current median
average time a patient will spend on a waiting list before recieving
psychological therapy.

 

Please contact me with any queries or clarifications regarding this
request. I look forward to your response.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Emma Yeomans

 

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Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT), NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

3 Attachments

Reference: FOI 27478 SWI 12D

 

 

Dear Ms Yeomans

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 1 August
2018  regarding documents and services relating to Waiting Times

Under section 1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I can
confirm that the below CCG does not hold the information requested. 
Please see the table attached where you will be signposted as to where
this information may be held. 

 

o NHS Swindon CCG

 

If you are not satisfied with the way in which we have dealt with your
request for information, then in accordance with the Act you may ask us to
conduct a review.  Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request and
should be addressed to:

 

Freedom of Information Reviews, Freedom of Information Manager, Southgate
House, Pans Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5EQ.

or email: [1][email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  Generally, the Information Commissioner's Office cannot make a
decision unless you have already exhausted NHS South, Central and West
Commissioning Support Unit's internal review procedure.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:  The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Wycliffe Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK6 5AF.

 

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act can be sourced on
the Information Commissioner's website: [2]http://www.ico.gov.uk/.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Yasmin

 

Yasmin Fraser  | Freedom of Information  (FOI) Officer

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

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From: Foi (NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT)
Sent: 03 August 2018 15:59
To: [FOI #504464 email]
Subject: FOI 27478 SWI 12D - Waiting Times - FOI Request Ack

 

Reference: FOI 27478 SWI 12D

 

 

Dear Ms Yeomans

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 1 August
2018 regarding documents and services relating to waiting times.

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request on behalf of the following
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

 

o NHS Swindon CCG

 

We will be dealing with your request for information in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Act we have 20 working days to respond to your request and we
expect to be in a position to reply to you by 30 August 2018.

 

Dealing with your request:

In normal circumstances we should be able to (a) confirm or deny that we
hold this information and (b) if we hold it, send it to you within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days. You should note however that the
Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent us complying with
either of these duties. We will explain if this is the case and if we
apply the 'public interest test' to our decision.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me quoting the
reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act and the
Environmental Information Regulations may be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [5]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Yours sincerely,

Tolis

 

Apostolos Pasidis | FOI Administrator

 

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

 

[6]www.scwcsu.nhs.uk

[7]cid:image006.jpg@01D3AFD6.1D365B00

Please be aware that all e-mails received and sent by this organisation
are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and may be disclosed
to a third party. If you believe you have been sent this message in error,
please inform the sender and delete the message and any attachments as
soon as possible. All messages sent by this organisation are checked for
viruses but this does not, and cannot, guarantee that a virus has not been
transmitted.

 

 

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_______________________________________

From: Emma Yeomans

Sent: 31 July 2018 17:25:07 (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

To: FOI (NHS SWINDON CCG)

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Waiting times for mental health
treatment

 

Dear NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group,

 

I am writing to request data under the Freedom of Information (2000)
regarding the length of time between referral and starting treatment for
psychological therapies, for patients referred in July 2018. I include in
this all talking therapies offered within your service, and all methods of
referral.

 

If this data is unavailable, I would like to know the current median
average time a patient will spend on a waiting list before recieving
psychological therapy.

 

Please contact me with any queries or clarifications regarding this
request. I look forward to your response.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Emma Yeomans

 

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:

[8][FOI #504464 email]

 

Is [9][NHS Swindon CCG request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group? If so, please
contact us using this form:

[10]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

 

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:

[11]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

 

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:

[12]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

 

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

 

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

 

 

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