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FOI 0467 Gaming Disorders

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 0467

Please note that University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) completed a merger by acquisition of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) on 1st April 2018. For the purposes of this request we have answered on behalf of what was HEFT i.e. Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals and community services. 

Could I please have the types of services offered for internet gaming disorder/ gaming addiction at Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

  1. The number of behavioural specialists on gaming addiction within the trust



  1. Number of child and adolescent specialists who offer treatment for this disorder




  1. Lowest age limit for referral to service


Not applicable


  1. Number of job title of mental health professionals within each service who offer treatment for internet gaming disorder


Not applicable


  1. I would also like to gather specific information about any people who have been referred for treatment for internet gaming disorder/ gaming addiction over the past five years:
  • Number of referrals for problem gaming
  • Age of referrals
  • Gender of referrals
  • Type of treatment
  • How many completed treatment
  • How many dropped out of treatment
  • How many are currently in treatment
  • Any games that were mentioned as specific issues


Not Applicable

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