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Histopathology reporting suppliers and conflicts of interest

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Dear Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust,

1. How many histopathology consultants had a substantive contract with the authority as at 28th February 2022.

2. During the period 1st April 2021 to 28th February 2022, how much did the authority spend, in addition to the salaries of substantive consultants, on the reporting of histopathology cases, within the following categories of spend:
a) Payments for locum histopathologists
b) Additional payments to substantive histopathologists employed by the authority for work in addition to their contracted programmed activities (PAs)
c) Payments to companies who provide a histopathology reporting service

3. During the period 1st April 2021 to 28th February 2022, how much did the authority spend with each of the following suppliers for the reporting of histopathology cases:
a) Unilabs
b) Source Bioscience
c) Backlogs (HCA Laboratories)
d) LD Path
e) Cellular Pathology Services
f) Digital Pathology Partners
g) Pathognomics
h) Synlab
i) The Doctors Laboratory

4. How do the authority manage the potential conflict of interest which arises when substantive histopathology consultants employed by the authority are involved in purchasing reporting services from the above mentioned suppliers, and are also paid by these suppliers to provide reporting services outside their contracted NHS hours. For example, company X suggests to consultant Y, employed by Trust Z, that if consultant Y gives company X a contract to provide reporting services to Trust Z, that company X may employ consultant Y to undertake reporting work through company X for Trusts A, B, C. Please indicate which of the following apply:
a) The Authority doesn’t recognise this as a risk.
b) The authority recognises this as a risk, but doesn’t take steps to manage this risk.
c) The authority recognises this as a risk and requires all substantive consultants to declare any conflicts of interest.
d) The authority recognises this as a risk and requires all substantive consultants to declare any conflicts of interest, and requires these consultants to disclose the source of all income in addition to their NHS salary.
e) The authority recognises this as a risk and requires all substantive consultants to declare any conflicts of interest.
f) The authority recognises this as a risk, and takes other steps to manage this risk – please explain.

Yours faithfully,

Kurt Kudra

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5^th May 2022

Reference No: FOI_6542
Dear  Kurt Kudra
Regarding your request for information that we received on the 1^st April
2022,  we hope this information is satisfactory and meets your intended
request requirements. Should this information not answer your questions,
please contact us using the email address at the bottom of this email, or
you can write to us using the address above.
 
Question No. 1
How many histopathology consultants had a substantive contract with the
authority as at 28th February 2022.
 
Answer No. 1
<5
 
 
Question No. 2
During the period 1st April 2021 to 28th February 2022, how much did the
authority spend, in addition to the salaries of substantive consultants, on
the reporting of histopathology cases, within the following categories of
spend:

a) Payments for locum histopathologists

b) Additional payments to substantive histopathologists employed by the
authority for work in addition to their contracted programmed activities
(PAs)

c) Payments to companies who provide a histopathology reporting service
 
Answer No. 2
a) £64k
b) £63k
c) £317k
 
 
Question No. 3
During the period 1st April 2021 to 28th February 2022, how much did the
authority spend with each of the following suppliers for the reporting of
histopathology cases:

a) Unilabs

b) Source Bioscience

c) Backlogs (HCA Laboratories)

d) LD Path

e) Cellular Pathology Services

f) Digital Pathology Partners

g) Pathognomics

h) Synlab

i) The Doctors Laboratory
 
Answer No. 3
b) Source Bioscience £317k

all others - £Nil
 
 
Question No. 4
How do the authority manage the potential conflict of interest which arises
when substantive histopathology consultants employed by the authority are
involved in purchasing reporting services from the above mentioned
suppliers, and are also paid by these suppliers to provide reporting
services outside their contracted NHS hours. For example, company X suggests
to consultant Y, employed by Trust Z, that if consultant Y gives company X a
contract to provide reporting services to Trust Z, that company X may employ
consultant Y to undertake reporting work through company X for Trusts A, B,
C. Please indicate which of the following apply:

a) The Authority doesn’t recognise this as a risk.

b) The authority recognises this as a risk, but doesn’t take steps to manage
this risk.

c) The authority recognises this as a risk and requires all substantive
consultants to declare any conflicts of interest.

d) The authority recognises this as a risk and requires all substantive
consultants to declare any conflicts of interest, and requires these
consultants to disclose the source of all income in addition to their NHS
salary.

e) The authority recognises this as a risk and requires all substantive
consultants to declare any conflicts of interest.

f) The authority recognises this as a risk, and takes other steps to manage
this risk – please explain.
 
Answer No. 4
d) The authority recognises this as a risk and requires all substantive
consultants to declare any conflicts of interest, and requires these
consultants to disclose the source of all income in addition to their NHS
salary.

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of Interest policy
 
 
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