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FOI release

FOI – 000144 Cystic Fibrosis Referrals (HTML)

Published on 04 July 2022

Date received - 15 June 2022 | Date responded - 04 July 2022

Request

Please could you provide us with:

a) the number of referrals that were made for i) children and ii) adults with cystic fibrosis to see a clinical psychologist, for each year from 2019-2021?

b) how many and what percentage of referrals for i) children and ii) adults with cystic fibrosis then resulted in a patient with cystic fibrosis being seen within 6 months, for each year from 2019-2021?

c) what the average waiting time for i) paediatric and ii) adult cystic fibrosis patients referred to a clinical psychologist was for each year from 2019-2021?

d) how many and what percentage of i) children and ii) adults with cystic fibrosis declined the offer of a clinical psychologist referral, for each year from 2019-2021?

Response

I refer to your freedom of information request that we received on 15 June 2022 requesting the following information.

a) the number of referrals that were made for i) children and ii) adults with cystic fibrosis tosee a clinical psychologist, for each year from 2019-2021?

b)how many and what percentage of referrals for i) children and ii) adults with cystic fibrosisthen resulted in a patient with cystic fibrosis being seen within 6 months, for each year from2019-2021?

c)what the average waiting time for i) paediatric and ii) adult cystic fibrosis patients referredto a clinical psychologist was for each year from 2019-2021?

d)how many and what percentage of i) children and ii) adults with cystic fibrosis declined theoffer of a clinical psychologist referral, for each year from 2019-2021?

I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act an organisation does not require to provide information if it does not hold that information. NHS National Services Scotland does not hold this information. You would need to access this at provider level. Please see the below list of FOI addresses from the health boards which should help you obtain the information:

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request. Please get in touch with us using the following contact details within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence:

NHS National Services Scotland
Headquarters
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1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

Email: nss.foi@nhs.scot

If after a review you are still unhappy, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or via their online application form.

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