This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Paediatric usage of Buccolam for pre-med/diagnostic use'.


Information Governance Department
Tel: 0300 019 2866 / 0300 019 4932
Email: xxx@xxx.xxx.xx
Trust Headquarters
Poole Hospital
Longfleet Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 2JB
Mr Ed Fryer 
Tel: 01202 665511
www.uhd.nhs.uk
Our Ref: FOI/IG/7350
Friday, 19 February 2021
Dear Mr Fryer 
Response to Request (FOI/IG/7350)
Please see the information below in response to your request received by us on 04 February 2021. 
Any exemptions applied to this request are indicated as appropriate/applicable.
On 01 October 2020, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust was created through the 
merger of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch 
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Where appropriate, the information provided below is separated by 
hospital site.
Information Requested:
Our Response:
1. What number of Buccolam syringes were 
1.
administered to paediatric patients for the purposes of 
The indication for prescribing from the pharmacy is not 
sedation pre procedures over the last 12 months of 
recorded.
data you hold (please provide details of what this date 
range is).  
2. What number of Buccolam syringes were 
2.
administered to paediatric patients for the purposes of 
The indication for prescribing from the pharmacy is not 
treating epilepsy over the last 12 months of data you 
recorded.
hold (please provide details of what this date range is). 
 
3. If a specific purpose is not discernible please could I  3.
request the number of syringes administered to all 
Poole Hospital response: Over the last 12 months, 
paediatric patients.  If the number of syringes is not 
ending January 2021, 148 pre-filled oral syringes were 
possible but the number of paediatric patients that 
issued to the paediatric department from Pharmacy. 
received Buccolam is, then again this information 
would also be gratefully received.
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals 
response: N/A - There is no paediatric unit within the 
hospital.
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Exemption(s) Applied:
Exemption Status: 
We trust that this satisfactorily responds to your request however, if you feel it necessary, you do have 
the right of appeal against the response that we have provided. In the first instance, you should direct 
your complaint to our Information Governance Manager using the contact details provided at the top of 
this letter. If our internal complaints process does not resolve your concerns, you may also then submit 
a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office either by post to Wycliffe House, Water Lane, 
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or by telephone on 0303 123 1113. You can also find further 
information regarding your rights under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the ICO website: 
https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/official-information/.
Yours sincerely,
Sent on Behalf of the
Information Governance Department
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
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