Active surveillance for prostate cancer

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request information about active surveillance for prostate cancer from your Trust.

We would be grateful for the information at your earliest convenience and within 20 working days.

Please provide your answers by completing the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AS_pros...

Yours sincerely,

Dr Ali Hansford
Knowledge Manager

Prostate Cancer UK
4th Floor, Counting House
53 Tooley Street
London
SE1 2QN
0203 310 7000

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust,

In order for you to see all the questions in the request on one page, please find them here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lHjY....

If the answers could still be provided online via the survey link here (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AS_pros... that would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks
Dr Ali Hansford

Information.Access, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding information held by The
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

 

In order for you to see all the questions in the request on one page,
please find them here:
[1]https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lHjY....

 

If the answers could still be provided online via the survey link here
([2]https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AS_pros... that would be very
much appreciated.

 

Your enquiry has been dealt with in accordance with the Trust’s Freedom of
Information Act 2000 Policy and Procedures.

 

Unfortunately, we can’t complete Freedom of Information Requests via
Survey Monkey as we need to keep a copy for future reference.  However we
are happy to proceed to filling out the document. Could you please confirm
in response to this e-mail if that is how you would like us to proceed.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to us. Please also contact us if you require a copy of
our Freedom of Information Act 2000 Complaints Procedure.

 

Any complaints you wish to make in relation to Environmental Information
Regulations (EIR) requests, must be sent to us within 40 working days of
receipt of this letter. 

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Please be assured that once we are able to determine which information you
require, we will consider its release in accordance with the terms of the
Act.

 

Kind Regards

 

Jane Mathias

FOI Team

Email: [4][email address]

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

 

 

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Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear Jane,

Yes, completing the Word document will be good - thank you.

In case the previous link to view and download the questions doesn't work, please use this link: https://tinyurl.com/y9o9syqu

Many thanks
Ali

Information.Access, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

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Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding information held by The
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust:

 

Please see attached word Document

 

Your enquiry has been dealt with in accordance with the Trust’s Freedom of
Information Act 2000 Policy and Procedures. We are pleased to enclose the
information you requested:

 

Please see attached word Document

 

Please also note we follow a recognised national protocol, so none of the
supplementary questions apply

 

If you have any queries about the enclosed information please contact us..

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Information web site.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request you should write to us. Please also contact us if you require a
copy of our Freedom of Information Act 2000 Complaints Procedure.  Any
complaints you wish to make in relation to Environmental Information
Regulations (EIR) requests, must be sent to us within 40 working days of
receipt of this letter.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

We hope that we have been able to answer your query to your satisfaction
and that you find the information provided useful. 

 

Kind Regards

 

Jane Mathias

FOI Team

Email: [2][email address]

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

 

 

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Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear Jane,

Thank you for your email. I have noted that you follow the NICE active surveillance protocol and therefore your answers to the tables are as per NICE. However, there were additional questions in there which still require an answer please. I have pasted them below for ease:

Active surveillance clinic
Does the Trust/Health Board/Health & Social Care Trust have a dedicated active surveillance clinic?
• Yes
• No
Any comments:

Follow up of men on active surveillance
Who manages men on active surveillance? If this changes over time, please provide details in the comments box below.
(Multiple select)
• Urologist
• Oncologist
• CNS
• GP
• Other (please specify) or comments:

Active surveillance database
Does the Trust/Health Board/Health & Social Care Trust have a database of men on active surveillance?
• Yes
• No
Any comments:

Would the Trust/Health Board/Health & Social Care Trust be willing, and have the resources to, submit their active surveillance patients to a UK database/registry?
• Yes
• No
Any comments:

Many thanks
Ali

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear Information.Access,

The outstanding queries I sent on 09 August (see below) are delayed. Please can you respond to the additional queries I sent as this missing data is holding up analysis of this project.

Many thanks
Ali

Sent 09 August:
Dear Jane,

Thank you for your email. I have noted that you follow the NICE active surveillance protocol and therefore your answers to the tables are as per NICE. However, there were additional questions in there which still require an answer please. I have pasted them below for ease:

Active surveillance clinic
Does the Trust/Health Board/Health & Social Care Trust have a dedicated active surveillance clinic?
• Yes
• No
Any comments:

Follow up of men on active surveillance
Who manages men on active surveillance? If this changes over time, please provide details in the comments box below.
(Multiple select)
• Urologist
• Oncologist
• CNS
• GP
• Other (please specify) or comments:

Active surveillance database
Does the Trust/Health Board/Health & Social Care Trust have a database of men on active surveillance?
• Yes
• No
Any comments:

Would the Trust/Health Board/Health & Social Care Trust be willing, and have the resources to, submit their active surveillance patients to a UK database/registry?
• Yes
• No
Any comments:

Many thanks
Ali

Information.Access, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Good Morning - We apologise for the delay with this response.

It is in hand, unfortunately we are waiting on information from a consultant that has been on annual leave.

We will e-mail you our response as soon as we have the response ready for you.

Kind Regards

Jane Mathias
FOI Team
Email: [email address]
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Information.Access, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Good Morning – Apologies in the delay to providing a response.

 

Please see below answers to your enquiry.

 

Hope this answers your questions in full.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Jane Mathias

FOI Team

Email: [1][email address]

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

 

 

 

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear Jane,

I'm looking for the 'below answers' but there is nothing and no attachments?

Could you have another look at this please?

Yours sincerely,

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Information.Access, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Good Morning – Thank you for your e-mail.

 

I have sent again what I sent you on the 14^th September. The answers are
below in bold beside your questions.

 

I hope this helps.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Jane Mathias

FOI Team

Email: [1][email address]

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

 

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