Try opening the logs in a new window. In the twelve months leading up to the date on which it discontinued this service, how many same-day HIV tests were carried out at the centre? Please list the organisations at which such tests were carried out, and Sexual health centre manchester royal infirmary number of tests done there, in the twelve month period leading up to the date on which the service was discontinued at the MRI.
Please list the organisations at which such tests were carried out, and the number of tests done there, for the most recent twelve month period for which you have figures available. As you know, some people are deterred from having to wait for results.
With this service now not available at the Centre for Sexual Health at the MRI, some may find it inconvenient to attend two separate locations. Or they may be put off by the third-party locations at which they are now carried out eg.
So I am interested to know whether the withdrawal of this service at the MRI has led to a reduction in the number of same-day HIV tests overall. Finally, are you able to give an indication of the current cost of a same-day HIV test compared to a test where the patient waits longer for the results?
Your request was sent Sexual health centre manchester royal infirmary received yesterday and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act Therefore I should send you a response by 22 August In some circumstances a fee may be payable and, if that is the case, I will let you know. I would send you a fees notice and you would have to pay before we could continue to deal with the request.
I am writing to update you on your recent Freedom of Information request to this Trust. Your request was sent on to the relevant departments on 26 July and as soon as the information is appropriately signed off I will get in touch. I am hopeful that this will be by the end of the week but it will certainly be by 22 August at the latest. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact me, quoting the above reference number.
Same day HIV testing is still used at this Trust where clinical indications show that it is needed however same day results are not offered routinely to clients who attend our clinic for testing.
Therefore the was modified on 20 11 but has not ceased to be provided.
In the 12 months leading up to the date on which it discontinued this service, how many same-day HIV tests were carried out at the centre? Noting that we have not ceased to provide this service, from 20 11 to 20 11 a total of same day HIV tests were performed.
Please list the organisations at which such tests were carried out, and the number of tests done there, in the 12 month period leading up to the date on which the service was discontinued at the MRI. We understand that same day testing may have been available in other organisations other than CMFT however we do not hold this information. You would have to contact those organisations to establish if this was the case. Please list the organisations at which such tests were carried out, and the number of tests done there, for the most recent 12 month period for which you have figures available.
I hope that this information is of assistance. If you have any queries, please contact me, quoting the above reference number. Alternatively, if you are unhappy with the service you have received in response to your request and you wish to make a complaint or request a review you should write to:. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you can then ask the Information Commissioner's Office ICO to make a decision. Generally the ICO can not make a decision unless you have completed our internal complaints process.
In fact it seems they are required to wait ten days for results. This contrasts with neighbouring services such as at Withington Community Hospital which, every week, offers a 24 hour HIV testing service on Tuesdays and a same day service on Wednesdays.
And other hospitals Sexual health centre manchester royal infirmary the area seem to offer similar services. You state that there has been no reduction in the same day testing overall.
There are many men who have sex with men who will never go to somewhere called the Lesbian and Gay Foundation in the gay village area. Furthermore a ten-day wait for results at the MRI may put them off from being tested all There are also many gay men who don't want to go to the LGF either.
And what about heterosexual men and women who may want an HIV test with a fast result? Are they routinely being denied this service too? Where is the sense in this when they are being tested for all other sexually-transmitted diseases at the MRI? This is hardly convenient for the patient. Some of your nurses tell patients that the reason the same-day test is no longer available at the MRI is because a same day test costs more than one where the patient waits for ten days for the result.
Before I made my request I had already been told by someone who works in this field that this was unlikely to be the case and your response shows that the price difference between the two tests is actually 64p.
I would like to know why the Manchester Royal Infirmary has Sexual health centre manchester royal infirmary this and in particular which people made the decision to stop this service for many customers and to direct men to the LGF.
Also, if you have one, I would like a breakdown of what percentage of gay men who asked about a same-day test were denied one, and what percentage of straight men were similarly refused.
Indeed I even wonder if it's only gay-identified men who are being denied this service and who are being directed to the LGF.
Thank you for your email. I have added this to our FOI log and it has been allocated the above reference. This will not slow down your reply in any way and I have already sent your questions on to the relevant department for their response.
If you have any questions about this process please contact me, quoting the above reference number. If there is a reason to process the HIV test urgently however, this is done and results are available usually within the day. Costs of "same day tests" have not been an important factor in our decision about offering separate HIV same day testing service.
One factor that was important though was the popularity of those clinics; they were not well attended. Staff may have made patients aware of the outreach point of care test service we provide at the LGF. The LGF clinic is a separate initiative. This service has been developed specifically for people at higher risk of HIV who may not want to attend the Genitourinary Medicine clinic.
We do not collect information about the sexuality of men who ask to have a same day test however if an urgent test is required one will be undertaken. I hope that this further information does answer your queries and reassures you about the service which we provide. Help us protect your right to hold public authorities to account. Donate and support our work.
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The request was successful. Stafford 25 July Delivered. If you have any queries in the interim, please contact me, quoting the above reference number. The information which we hold Sexual health centre manchester royal infirmary response to your queries is as follows: There has been no reduction in the same-day HIV testing overall 5. Alternatively, if you are unhappy with the service you have received in response to your request and you wish to make a complaint or request a review you should write to: The address for the ICO is: Stafford 19 August Delivered.
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