Request for information relating to Maternal Request Caesarean Section

Louise Robinson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Barts Health NHS Trust

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Louise Robinson

Dear Barts Health 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?

• 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?
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?

Many thanks in advance for providing this information.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Robinson

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Updated message February 2021:  

 

Please be aware that the Trust is experiencing significant operational
pressures in this wave of Covid-19. We may take longer than usual to
respond to your request and would encourage you to withdraw it if your
request is not time-sensitive or if you realise that you no longer require
the information that you have requested.   

 

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust

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Louise Robinson

Dear Barts Health NHS Trust,

** UPDATED REQUEST - PLEASE IGNORE PREVIOUS REQUEST**

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

BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Louise Robinson

Your Request for Information: FOI-0389-21

Thank you for your recent request for information. This will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
Please be aware that the Trust may take longer than usual to respond to your request as we are anticipating increasing operational pressures due to Covid-19.

If you decide that you no longer require the information that you have requested, we would encourage you to withdraw your request so that our team can focus on other requests and our services can focus on other work.

The FOI Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess the material and if any of the exemption categories apply, then the information may not be released. We will tell you if that is so. If the information you request refers to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. We will let you know if that is the case and give you an indication of the timescale for providing the information. There may be a fee payable for the information you have requested. The fee must be paid before the information is released. We will inform you if this is the case.

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If you are dissatisfied with how your request has been handled, please contact the Freedom of Information Team to see if your concerns can be addressed informally.

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Postal address:
Head of Information Governance
& Trust Data Protection Officer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

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Yours faithfully,

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
Shape Your Story
Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HJ

Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

Dear Louise Robinson

Thank you for your updated request. We will disregard the previous. Your reference number is still FOI-0389-21.

Kind regards

Freedom of Information Team
Barts Health NHS Trust
Information Governance (FOI)
9th Floor, 20 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
London, E14 5HJ

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BARTSHEALTH, Foi (BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST), Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dear Louise Robinson

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team

Barts Health NHS Trust

Information Governance (FOI)

Shape Your Story

Floor 9, 20 Churchill Place

London, E14 5HJ

 

Website: [1]www.bartshealth.nhs.uk 

[2][Barts Health NHS Trust request email]

   

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