Use of sodium chloride 5% (10ml units) for the treatment of Corneal oedema.

Carol Innes made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 152 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust,

I am writing to make an open government request for the following information to which I believe I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

• What is your usage of sodium chloride 5% (10ml) units in the last 12 months?
• How many units of ODM5 have you used in the last 12 months?
• Who have been your suppliers of sodium chloride 5% (10ml) units during the past 12 months?
• What price does your trust pay for Sodium Chloride 5% (10ml units)?

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Carol Innes

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

1 Atodiad

Corporate and Legal Affairs – Corporate and Committee Services

 

Our Reference: HM/FOI/42055

 

16 January 2020

 

Carol Innes

[FOI #635227 email]

 

Dear Ms Innes

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information, as received via email by
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust on 16 January 2020.  Within
UHL NHS Trust, Freedom of Information Act requests are managed centrally
by the Corporate and Committee Services Team, and I confirm that your
request is now being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Trust will endeavour to provide a response within the required 20
working-day deadline.  I will, of course, keep you informed should this
not prove possible for any reason. If we require any clarification on your
request, we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

All requesters are advised that the Trust may make a charge for providing
the information to them, to cover the cost of photocopying, postage and
packaging etc – I confirm that where these costs are below £5.00 in total,
no charge will be made.  All requesters are also advised that there may
also be a charge payable to cover costs of locating the information they
have requested, as laid down in the Freedom of Information Act Regulations
published by the Government in December 2004.  Naturally, if such a charge
is to be applied to your request, you will be informed as soon as
possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

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Maryam Kassam

Apprentice to Litigation, Corporate and Committee Services

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Belgrave House, Leicester General Hospital

Tel: 0116 258 8605   Email: [2][email address]

 

Information contained in emails may be subject to disclosure under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, and confidentiality cannot therefore be
guaranteed.  Please ensure that all emails are accurate and appropriate,
and are retained/deleted in accordance with good practice and any policies
of the Trust.  If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please
inform the sender, delete the email from your system and destroy any
copies you may have made.

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Corporate and Legal Affairs – Corporate and Committee Services

 

Our Reference: HM/FOI/42055

 

16 January 2020

 

Carol Innes

[FOI #635227 email]

 

Dear Ms Innes

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information, as received via email by
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust on 16 January 2020.  Within
UHL NHS Trust, Freedom of Information Act requests are managed centrally
by the Corporate and Committee Services Team, and I confirm that your
request is now being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I am writing to seek further clarity regarding whether all of the
questions relate to the stated product only in relation to treatment of
corneal oedema.

 

I look forward to receiving your response and I would advise you that upon
receipt of this clarification, the Trust will continue to progress your
FoI request within the statutory timeframe, making an allowance for the
time elapsed between the Trust’s original request for clarification and
its eventual receipt.

 

The Trust will endeavour to provide a response within the required 20
working-day deadline.  I will, of course, keep you informed should this
not prove possible for any reason. If we require any further clarification
on your request, we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

All requesters are advised that the Trust may make a charge for providing
the information to them, to cover the cost of photocopying, postage and
packaging etc – I confirm that where these costs are below £5.00 in total,
no charge will be made.  All requesters are also advised that there may
also be a charge payable to cover costs of locating the information they
have requested, as laid down in the Freedom of Information Act Regulations
published by the Government in December 2004.  Naturally, if such a charge
is to be applied to your request, you will be informed as soon as
possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Hina Majeed

Corporate and Committee Services Officer

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

 

Hina Majeed

Corporate and Committee Services Officer

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Belgrave House

Leicester General Hospital

Leicester LE5 4QF

Email: [email address]

Information contained in e-mails may be subject to disclosure under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, and confidentiality cannot therefore be
guaranteed.  Please ensure that all e-mails are accurate and appropriate,
and are retained/deleted in accordance with good practice and any policies
of the Trust.  If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail,
please inform the sender, delete the e-mail from your system and destroy
any copies you may have made.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Corporate and Legal Affairs – Corporate and Committee Services

 

Our Reference: HM/FOI/42055

 

10 February 2020

 

Carol Innes

[FOI #635227 email]

 

Dear Ms Innes

 

Request for Information

 

Further to the email below requesting clarification on your Freedom of
Information Request, I note that you have not yet replied.  A copy of the
original email requesting clarification is below, however for ease of
reference I have included it again:

 

I am writing to seek further clarity regarding whether all of the
questions relate to the stated product only in relation to treatment of
corneal oedema.

 

I would advise that upon receipt of this clarification, the Trust will
continue to progress your FOI request within the statutory timeframe,
making an allowance for the time elapsed between the Trust’s original
request for clarification and its eventual receipt. 

 

If we do not hear from you by Friday 21^st February 2020, your Freedom of
Information Request will be considered as closed.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Devyani Pathak

Corporate and Committee Services

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI - Freedom of Information,

My apologies for missing your question Devyani.

I can confirm that my question does relate to use in ophthalmic surgery and corneal oedema solely.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Innes

FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Corporate and Legal Affairs – Corporate and Committee Services

Our Reference: HM/FOI/42055

9 March 2020

Carol Innes
[FOI #635227 email]

Dear Ms Innes

Request for Information

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request, as received on 16 January 2020 and acknowledged on the same date. For information, the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest NHS teaching Trusts in the country. We have over 15,000 staff working across our three hospitals, the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield and Leicester General Hospitals, serving around 1.2 million people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and a further two to three million people from the rest of the UK who come to us for treatment from one of our specialist services. During 2018/19 we treated 1,466,500 patients – that’s 4,017 patients each day.

Following consultation with colleagues from the Clinical Management Group covering Clinical Support and Imaging services and from the Finance and Procurement Directorate, I confirm that the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust holds information covered by some elements of your FOI request. I am advised that the responses to Questions 3 and 4 is information which was provided in confidence and is withheld accordingly under section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In your Freedom of Information Act request, you asked for the following information and the Trust’s response is provided below following each section of your request:-

1. What is your usage of sodium chloride 5% (10ml) units in the last 12 months?

91 x 10ml

2. How many units of ODM5 have you used in the last 12 months?

None via pharmacy although note ODM5 is a medical device so may not pass through pharmacy.

3. Who have been your suppliers of sodium chloride 5% (10ml) units during the past 12 months?

This information is exempt from disclosure in reliance on FOIA section 41 (information provided in confidence)

4. What price does your trust pay for Sodium Chloride 5% (10ml units)?

This information is exempt from disclosure in reliance on FOIA section 41 (information provided in confidence)

I hope that this response is helpful and provides you with the information requested (where available). If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are dissatisfied with the Trust’s response, you can contact the Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs on Tel. No. 0116 258 8615 to request a copy of UHL’s Freedom of Information Act complaints procedure.

We must advise you that where we have provided information we have done so subject to the provisions of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. Accordingly you must not re-use this information without having the consent of the Trust. Where the Trust is prepared to provide its consent then it may levy a charge for doing so. Should you wish to re-use documents provided then you must make your request in writing stating your name and your address for correspondence together with the document that you wish to re-use and the purpose for which the information is to be re-used.

In the event that you remain dissatisfied with the way in which the Trust has handled any complaint that you may wish to make, we would advise you of your right to complain to the Information Commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Devyani Pathak
Project Support Officer
Corporate and Committee Services
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI - Freedom of Information,

Many thanks for your prompt response, I will now close this request.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Innes