Outpatient Hysteroscopy/Biopsy - Pain control and Patient Choice

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Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) please would you supply
the following information relating to your Trust’s practice of

OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY/BIOPSY – PAIN CONTROL AND PATIENT CHOICE

1. The current patient information leaflet

2. The current consent form

3. The current surgical protocol

4. Does the leaflet advise the patient to ask her GP to prescribe
gynae-specific painkillers to be taken BEFORE the procedure - Y/N?

5. What type and dose of painkillers does your Trust advise
patients to take before the procedure?

6. Are ALL your hysteroscopy/biopsy patients given the following
choices BEFORE the procedure is attempted:
a) General Anaesthesia – Y/N?
b) spinal anaesthesia – Y/N?
c) conscious sedation – Y/N?

7. For each of the last 3 financial years, how many of your
hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had
a) GA with overnight stay?
b) GA day-case ?
c) spinal anaesthesia?
d) conscious sedation?
e) local anaesthetic?
f) no anaesthetic?

8. What width hysteroscopes do you use? Rigid or flexible?

9. For each of the last 3 financial years what % patients DNA
outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy?

10. For each of the last 3 financial years what % OP
hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had a failed procedure that had to be
repeated with epidural, GA or conscious sedation?

11. All audits of adverse events, e.g. infection, perforation
during the last 3 financial years

12. All surveys of patients’ experiences during the last 3
financial years

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill
Macmillan CancerVOICE

Frost, Nicky, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your email.

Please note I will be out of the office from Wednesday 30th October 2013, returning on Monday 18th November 2013.

In my absence please forward ALL FOI requests or issues to Jill Cole, PA Governance Unit email: [email address] or call on extn 5626 and/or Emma Stock Risk and Information Governance Lead Manager email: [email address] or acll extn 7012.

Any other issues will be actioned on my return, many thanks.

Frost, Nicky, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Tylko-Hill

Thank you for your email requesting information about Outpatient Hysteroscopy/Biopsy - Pain control and Patient Choice. Your request was received on 18 November 2013 and it is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Yours sincerely

Nicola Frost
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Governance Unit I 1st Floor I Education Centre

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Prittlewell Chase I Westcliff-on-Sea I Essex I SS0 0RY
Tel: 01702 435555 ext 6455 I Email: [email address]

Visit our website: www.southend.nhs.uk

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Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Frost, Nicky,

Please is my FOI request re Outpatient Hysteroscopy being processed?

Yours sincerely,

Katharine Tylko-Hill

Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Outpatient Hysteroscopy/Biopsy - Pain control and Patient Choice'.

My request was made on 17 November. I've not received a reply.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill

Frost, Nicky, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your email.

Please note I will be out of the office, from Friday 28 February, returning on Monday 3 March 2014.
In my absence please forward any urgent issues to Emma Stock Risk and Information Governance Lead Manager email: [email address] or call extn 7012.

All other non-urgent issues will be actioned on my return, thank you.

Frost, Nicky, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Tylko-Hill

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We have now processed your request, please find below our response. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding and for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any further queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Nicola Frost
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Governance Unit I 1st Floor I Education Centre

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Prittlewell Chase I Westcliff-on-Sea I Essex I SS0 0RY
Tel: 01702 435555 ext 6455 I Email: [email address]
Visit our website: www.southend.nhs.uk

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