FOI Request - Neurological Services

Request 101000396465

Service provision for people with neurological conditions


1. What specialist health and social care services are provided/commissioned by the local authority for people with the neurological conditions specified in this FOIA request who are residents in the local authority area? How many people were accessing these on 1 November 2015? If it is not possible to state figures for this date, please use the latest date known and state what this is. Please note this question is being sent to local authorities and health boards, to ensure the capture of all services provided/commissioned by the NHS and local authorities.

2. How many residents with one of the neurological conditions as specified by this FOIA request who have been assessed as requiring specialist/high level care in a residential setting such as a specialist neurological centre were waiting to be placed on 1 November or the most recent date for which this information is available? If possible please break this down by current care setting.
If due to the Data Protection Act completing the table would prejudice the data protection rights of any individual, please ignore the breakdown by current care setting and include only the total for each length of time since assessment.

3. How many residents with one of the neurological conditions specified in this FOIA request in your local authority area are in an older people‚Äôs nursing or care home, i.e., not specialist residential neurological centre for people as defined in question 1, broken down by age group, as at 1 November 2015?  If it is not possible to provide figures for this date, please use the latest date known and state what this is.

4a. How many residents with a neurological condition as specified by this FOIA request in your local authority area require personal care as defined by the Community Care and Health (Scotland) 2002 Act, broken down by age, as at 1 November 2015? If it is not possible to state figures for this date, please use the latest date known and state what this is. If there is no data for people under 65, please provide data for the 65 and over group only.

4b. For the purposes of comparison, please can you also indicate how many residents whose main cause of illness is heart disease in your local authority area require personal care as defined by the Community Care and Health (Scotland) 2002 Act, broken down by age, as at 1 November 2015? If it is not possible to state figures for this date, please use the latest date known and state what this is. If there is no data for people under 65, please provide data for the 65 and over group only.

5a. If someone who resides in your local authority area has a neurological condition as specified in this FOIA request, is their care across health and social care services co-ordinated by one professional or service?

5b. For the purposes of comparison with another condition please can you indicate whether if someone who resides in your local authority area has heart disease, is their care across health and social care services co-ordinated by one professional or service?

Response 21-12-2015 

The information you requested can be found here.

Please note we do not hold information that can answer question 2 and this part is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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