Tongue Tie

Dan Farthing made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Lothian NHS Board

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Lothian NHS Board,

I'm interested in the provision of services to divide tongue ties in babies and the impact it has on breastfeeding.

I'd be grateful if you could tell me what performance indicators the Board use to monitor the provision of this service?

I am particularly interested in,

1. How many tongue tie divisions have been performed in infants each year for the past 5 years?
2. What percentage of those procedures have been performed by the NHS directly and what percentage have been referred to a private provider for each year for the past five years?
3. How many individuals employed by the Board have been able to refer an infant for a tongue tie procedure for each of the past 5 years?
4. How many weeks old has the average infant receiving a tongue tie procedure been for each year for the past 5 years?
5. Does the board have any data on a link between the delay in performing a tongue tie procedure and whether the child is breastfed?
6. Is the board aware of any evidence of harm associated to performing tongue tie procedures on newborn babies before they are discharged from the maternity ward following their birth?

Thank you for your assistance with these enquiries,

Yours faithfully,

Dan Farthing

Pillath, Bryony, Lothian NHS Board

My working hours are Monday 9-5, Tuesday 9-5 and Wednesday 9-12.45.
For Freedom of Information requests, please contact [email address]
Otherwise I will deal with your email on my return.

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Pillath, Bryony, Lothian NHS Board

Another one.

Date received: 25 October.

Send to: Analytical Services for Q1 and 4. Andrew McCreadie for Q2. Frances McGuire and Fiona Mitchell cc Carol Notman for Q3, 5 and 6.

Thanks

Bryony Pillath
 
Freedom of Information Officer and Committee Administrator
NHS Lothian Secretariat
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
0131 465 5676 (35676)

My working hours are Monday 9-5, Tuesday 9-5, and Wednesday 9-12.45

Achieving deadlines means you are respecting your colleagues and supporting effective decision making.

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Pillath, Bryony, Lothian NHS Board

Hi Dan

Sorry, please ignore my email below, sent in error. My colleague will send you an acknowledgment shortly.

Regards

Bryony Pillath
 
Freedom of Information Officer and Committee Administrator
NHS Lothian Secretariat
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
0131 465 5676 (35676)

My working hours are Monday 9-5, Tuesday 9-5, and Wednesday 9-12.45

Achieving deadlines means you are respecting your colleagues and supporting effective decision making.

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Pillath, Bryony, Lothian NHS Board

Pillath, Bryony would like to recall the message, "Freedom of Information request - Tongue Tie".

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Marinitsi, Katerina, Lothian NHS Board

Dear Mr Farthing,

 

Thank you for your email. Your request will now be dealt with under the
terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which requires
that we respond to you within 20 working days from your request.

 

We will therefore be required to send you a formal response to your
request by 22^nd November 2019.

 

NHS Lothian’s policy on Freedom of Information requires all requests to be
collated and responded to from the offices of Lothian NHS Board at
Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

 

In the meantime if you have any queries about the way in which your
request will be handled please contact me at the address below.

 

Kind Regards,

Katerina

 

Katerina Marinitsi | Support Officer | NHS Lothian Corporate Governance
Team | Waverley Gate | 2-4 Waterloo Place | Edinburgh, EH1 3EG | 0131 465
5826 (35826) | [1][email address]

 

 

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Pillath, Bryony, Lothian NHS Board

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Farthing

 

I have attached NHS Lothian’s response to your recent Freedom of
Information request.

 

If you require anything else, please let me know.

 

Regards

 

Bryony Pillath

 

Freedom of Information Officer and Committee Administrator

NHS Lothian Secretariat

Waverley Gate

2-4 Waterloo Place

Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

0131 465 5676 (35676)

 

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