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Louise Robinson

Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please can you provide me with the following information:

• How many maternal request caesareans were carried out in your Trust between April 2019 and April 2020 with no other significant medical, obstetric or psychological indication?

• What were the total number of caesarean sections carried out in your Trust between April 2019 and April 2020?

• Please confirm how your Trust complies with the revised NICE guideline [NG192] in relation to Maternal Request for Caesarean Birth points 1.2.25 – 1.2.31 – published March 31 2021 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng192/c...

• Please can you provide information relating to the following questions:

1. Do you have an explicitly stated policy not to offer Maternal Request Caesarean Sections (MRCS) in your Trust?
2. Do you have a written guideline for Maternal Request Caesarean Sections (MRCS) in your Trust? If yes, please provide a copy of the written guideline
3. Do you require a compulsory mental health appointment in order for a Caesarean Section to be offered?
4. Do you have a policy which states the number of weeks into pregnancy the decision for a Caesarean Section would be made? If yes please state number of weeks
5. Are there any other conditions which must be met in order to be offered a Maternal Request Caesarean Section in your Trust? If yes, please provide a copy of the conditions

Many thanks in advance for providing this information.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Robinson

SWBH-GM-FOIREQUESTS (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Louise,

Freedom of Information Request F21/0117

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: [Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email]
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Dear SWBH-GM-FOIREQUESTS (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST),

The response to my request has been delayed. By law, my response should normally have been responded to by 28 June 2021.

I look forward to receiving the response as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,

Louise Robinson

SWBH-GM-FOIREQUESTS (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Louise,

 

Freedom of Information Request F21/0117

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 28 May 2021.

 

Response:

 

•       How many maternal request caesareans were carried out in your
Trust between April 2019 and April 2020 with no other significant medical,
obstetric or psychological indication?

9 where no significant medical, obstetric or psychological issue, a
further 12 where the only clinical indication was previous caesarean
section but women declined a vaginal birth after caesarean section
following counselling.

 

•       What were the total number of caesarean sections carried out in
your Trust between April 2019 and April 2020?

1366 LSCS during that time where 521 were planned.

 

 

 1. Please confirm how your Trust complies with the revised NICE guideline
[NG192] in relation to Maternal Request for Caesarean Birth points
1.2.25 – 1.2.31 – published March 31 2021
[1]https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng192/c...

 

Yes, within Caesarean Section Guideline

 

 2.   Do you have an explicitly stated policy not to offer Maternal
Request Caesarean Sections (MRCS) in your Trust?

 

No.

 

 3.  Do you have a written guideline for Maternal Request Caesarean
Sections (MRCS) in your Trust? If yes, please provide a copy of the
written guideline

 

Not a separate guideline. Part of the guideline on Caesarean section
management.

 

 4.    Do you require a compulsory mental health appointment in order for
a Caesarean Section to be offered?

 

Mental health appointment is not a compulsory requirement.

 

 5.     Do you have a policy which states the number of weeks into
pregnancy the decision for a Caesarean Section would be made? If yes
please state number of weeks

 

After 39 weeks

 

 6.    Are there any other conditions which must be met in order to be
offered a Maternal Request Caesarean Section in your Trust? If yes,
please provide a copy of the conditions

 

No.

 

Caesarean Section Policy attached.

 

I hope that the information provided in this email answers your query.
However, if you are dissatisfied with the response please contact the
Trust in the first instance with the details of your complaint so the
Trust can conduct an internal review. Please address such requests to
[2][Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email] or in writing to Kam Dhami, Director
of Governance, Trust Headquarters, Sandwell Hospital, Lyndon, West
Bromwich, B71 4HJ. Alternatively, if you remain unhappy with the outcome
you can appeal directly to the Information  Commissioner at the following
address: [3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Office

: [Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

+    Trust Headquarters, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Sandwell General
Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

  

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