I recently made a freedom of information request regarding people aged 14-25 who have presented to your services with self-harm and suicidality.

I just wish to make a further clarification.

I would like the data for those who have presented to your services under the relevant categories of: Self harm behaviours, overdose, deliberate self harm and suicidal thoughts. Not the ICD-10 term/code ‘Intentional Self-Harm’ (X60-X84).

Patients presenting at A&E with the above listed categories would not necessarily be coded unless there is a decision to admit the patient.  The information you request is not accessible centrally, every A&E patient record would need to be scrutinised to provide an accurate and valid response to your request.  Therefore, the information requested is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act since the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit. 

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