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Request Reference: 7810 Request Date: 11 Jul 2018
Request: Dear Sir or Madame, Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I seek the following information: A full breakdown of the anti-depressants prescribed to patients in St Helens over the past five financial years (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18). The information should be broken down by age, gender and the month they were prescribed and include the name of the medication that was prescribed. I would prefer to receive this information electronically. If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used. If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20-working day statutory time period. [On 8 August 2018 you clarified the following:] I did originally send this to St Helens CCG but they directed me to NHS Business Services Authority. I want to know what anti-depressants were prescribed within St Helens to patients over the past five years. Are you the correct body that holds this information? I want to know what anti-depressants were prescribed within St Helens CCGs catchment area I require the number of unique patients and the number of items dispensed I require individual ages Im a tad concerned because I think I sent this request on July 11, which would mean the deadline for the request would be tomorrow. If you are seeking clarity now I can only presume this taks has not yet been undertaken, and cannot see how it would be finished for tomorrow. Can you please clarify.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 04 Sep 2018
Response: Please see attached response