Histology Reporting

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Dear Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust,

1.How many histology slides and or cases (please state whether the number given is slides or cases or both) were reported by consultant histopathologists for patients treated by the trust. If exact numbers are not available, an estimate to within 5% is acceptable, but please state whether exact numbers or estimates are given. (cytology should be excluded)

2.Of these slides/ cases how many were reported by:
a.Consultants employed by the trust working in their normal NHS programmed activity sessions
b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for additional sessions
c.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed activities
d.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust
e.Backlogs Limited
f.Unilabs
g.Source Bioscience
h.Cellular Pathology Services Limited
i.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

3.How much was spent in 2016/17 with each of the following in relation to the reporting of histology slides/ cases a.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for additional sessions
b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed activities
c.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust
d.Backlogs Limited
e.Unilabs
f.Source Bioscience
g.Cellular Pathology Services Limited
h.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

Yours faithfully,

K Hart

FOI, rf (ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

FOI, rf (ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

Dear K Hart

 

Further to your request for information please see the responses below in
red font.  The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust acquired Barnet and
Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust on 1 July 2014.  This response covers all
sites managed by the trust.   

 

The trust's pathology services are currently managed separately.  The
pathology service for the Royal Free Hospital is provided as part of a
joint venture by Health Services Laboratories (HSL) which is a partnership
between the Royal Free London (RFL), UCLH and The Doctors Laboratory
(TDL).  Services at Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital continue to be
provided by an in house pathology service.

 

 

1.How many histology slides and or cases (please state whether the number
given is slides or cases or both) were reported by consultant
histopathologists for patients treated by the trust.  If exact numbers are
not available, an estimate to within 5% is acceptable, but please state
whether exact numbers or estimates are given. (cytology should be
excluded)

 

Royal Free Hospital -     Cases: 21, 680     Slides: 155, 170 (in-house +
MDM review)  [adjusted exact numbers confirmed within 5% margin of error]

 

Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals -  Slides: 108784

 

 

2.Of these slides/ cases how many were reported by:

a.Consultants employed by the trust working in their normal NHS programmed
activity sessions b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for
additional sessions c.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an
amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed
activities d.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust
contracts with these consultants or their trust e.Backlogs Limited
f.Unilabs g.Source Bioscience h.Cellular Pathology Services Limited
i.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

 

Royal Free Hospital

a. 20,290 cases [adjusted exact numbers confirmed within 5% margin of
error]

b. 0 [exact numbers]

c. 1,145 cases (GI endoscopy weekend work – WLI) [exact numbers]

d. 245 cases (renal biopsy cover) [exact numbers]

e - i. 0 [exact numbers]

 

Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals

Data not collected and is therefore not held by the trust.  Slides are not
sent for reporting outside the trust.

 

3.How much was spent in 2016/17 with each of the following in relation to
the reporting of histology slides/ cases a.Consultants employed by the
trust being paid for additional sessions b.Consultants employed by the
trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their
contracted programmed activities c.Consultants employed by other trusts,
where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust d.Backlogs
Limited e.Unilabs f.Source Bioscience g.Cellular Pathology Services
Limited h.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

 

 

Royal Free Hospital

a. 0

b. 17,190 GBP

c. 28,620 GBP

d – h. 0

 

Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals

Data not collected and is therefore not held by the trust.  Slides are not
sent for reporting outside the trust.

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Alison Macdonald

Board Secretary