Bowel management with spinal cord injured people

Dan Burden made this Freedom of Information request to Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust,

By way of introduction, I work for the Spinal Injuries Association. Part of my role is to assist the Head of Public Affairs with FOI requests, such as the one that follows.

As a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following information on bowel management for spinal cord injured people and others with neurogenic bowel dysfunction
1. Does the Trust have a formal written policy for digital rectal examination/check, digital rectal stimulation and the digital removal of faeces (manual bowel evacuation) in spinal cord injured and other patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction ?
2. If the Trust does, please supply a copy of this document.
3. If the Trust does not, how is bowel care managed in the above patient groups who present with this care need?
4. Does the Trust employ a specialist continence nurse(s)?
5. If the Trust employs a specialist continence nurse(s) can they (a) undertake digital rectal checks, digital rectal stimulation and digital removal of faeces (manual bowel evacuation), otherwise known as 'intimate digital bowel care procedures' (b) provide instruction to other nurses to enable them to perform intimate digital bowel care procedures'?
6. If the Trust does not employ a specialist continence nurse, is there another health care professional who undertakes intimate digital bowel care procedures including manual bowel evacuation? If yes, who does this?
7. Does your Trust have a policy in place that will allow your staff to do trans-anal irrigation (TAI) of the bowel as a method of bowel care management for spinal cord injured patients? Do you train your staff to do TAI/ bowel irrigation?
8. Do you run bowel care courses for your staff that allows them to deliver the full range of bowel care required by spinal cord injured patients or others with a neurogenic bowel?
9. If yes, please provide details. If no, does the Trust have a policy which allows for the personal care assistants (PAs) of spinal cord injured patients to assist with this element of the patient's care?

Yours faithfully,

Dan Burden

sheffield childrenshospital, Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust,

By way of introduction, I work for the Spinal Injuries Association. Part of my role is to assist the Head of Public Affairs with FOI requests, such as the one that follows.

As a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following information on bowel management for spinal cord injured people and others with neurogenic bowel dysfunction
1. Does the Trust have a formal written policy for digital rectal examination/check, digital rectal stimulation and the digital removal of faeces (manual bowel evacuation) in spinal cord injured and other patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction ?
2. If the Trust does, please supply a copy of this document.
3. If the Trust does not, how is bowel care managed in the above patient groups who present with this care need?
4. Does the Trust employ a specialist continence nurse(s)?
5. If the Trust employs a specialist continence nurse(s) can they (a) undertake digital rectal checks, digital rectal stimulation and digital removal of faeces (manual bowel evacuation), otherwise known as 'intimate digital bowel care procedures' (b) provide instruction to other nurses to enable them to perform intimate digital bowel care procedures'?
6. If the Trust does not employ a specialist continence nurse, is there another health care professional who undertakes intimate digital bowel care procedures including manual bowel evacuation? If yes, who does this?
7. Does your Trust have a policy in place that will allow your staff to do trans-anal irrigation (TAI) of the bowel as a method of bowel care management for spinal cord injured patients? Do you train your staff to do TAI/ bowel irrigation?
8. Do you run bowel care courses for your staff that allows them to deliver the full range of bowel care required by spinal cord injured patients or others with a neurogenic bowel?
9. If yes, please provide details. If no, does the Trust have a policy which allows for the personal care assistants (PAs) of spinal cord injured patients to assist with this element of the patient's care?

Yours faithfully,

Dan Burden

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FOI, Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Burden

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request dated 19
January 2017. 

 

Please note that our reference for this request is FOI-1184 and, in
accordance with the 20 working day deadline, we expect to have a response
with you by 16 February 2017. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Marshall

 
 
 
>>> Dan Burden <[FOI #383014 email]> 19/01/2017
09:15 >>>
Dear Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust,

By way of introduction, I work for the Spinal Injuries Association. Part
of my role is to assist the Head of Public Affairs with FOI requests, such
as the one that follows.

As a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the
following information on bowel management for spinal cord injured people
and others with neurogenic bowel dysfunction
1.    Does the Trust have a formal written policy for digital rectal
examination/check, digital rectal stimulation and the digital removal of
faeces (manual bowel evacuation) in spinal cord injured and other patients
with neurogenic bowel dysfunction ?
2.    If the Trust does, please supply a copy of this document.
3.    If the Trust does not, how is bowel care managed in the above
patient groups who present with this care need?
4.    Does the Trust employ a specialist continence nurse(s)?
5.    If the Trust employs a specialist continence nurse(s) can they (a)
undertake digital rectal checks, digital rectal stimulation and digital
removal of faeces (manual bowel evacuation), otherwise known as 'intimate
digital bowel care procedures' (b) provide instruction to other nurses to
enable them to perform intimate digital bowel care procedures'?
6.    If the Trust does not employ a specialist continence nurse, is there
another health care professional who undertakes intimate digital bowel
care procedures including manual bowel evacuation? If yes, who does this?
7.    Does your Trust have a policy in place that will allow your staff to
do trans-anal irrigation (TAI) of the bowel as a method of bowel care
management for spinal cord injured patients? Do you train your staff to do
TAI/ bowel irrigation?
8.    Do you run bowel care courses for your staff that allows them to
deliver the full range of bowel care required by spinal cord injured
patients or others with a neurogenic bowel?
9.    If yes, please provide details. If no, does the Trust have a policy
which allows for the personal care assistants (PAs) of spinal cord injured
patients to assist with this element of the patient's care?

Yours faithfully,

Dan Burden

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FOI, Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Burden
We write further to our email below. Unfortunately we have been unable to
obtain the required information and send our sincere apologies for this
delay. As the request is now significantly overdue, we would like to
enquire whether you still require this information.
If we do not hear from you within one month, we will close your request on
our system. However, if you do require this information at any time,
please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will endeavour to continue
our efforts in collating this information.
Yours faithfully
Legal & Governance
Sheffield Children's NHS FT

>>> FOI 23/01/2017 14:36 >>>
Dear Mr Burden
 
I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request dated 19
January 2017. 
 
Please note that our reference for this request is FOI-1184 and, in
accordance with the 20 working day deadline, we expect to have a response
with you by 16 February 2017. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Helen Marshall
 
 
 
>>> Dan Burden <[FOI #383014 email]> 19/01/2017
09:15 >>>
Dear Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust,

By way of introduction, I work for the Spinal Injuries Association. Part
of my role is to assist the Head of Public Affairs with FOI requests, such
as the one that follows.

As a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the
following information on bowel management for spinal cord injured people
and others with neurogenic bowel dysfunction
1.    Does the Trust have a formal written policy for digital rectal
examination/check, digital rectal stimulation and the digital removal of
faeces (manual bowel evacuation) in spinal cord injured and other patients
with neurogenic bowel dysfunction ?
2.    If the Trust does, please supply a copy of this document.
3.    If the Trust does not, how is bowel care managed in the above
patient groups who present with this care need?
4.    Does the Trust employ a specialist continence nurse(s)?
5.    If the Trust employs a specialist continence nurse(s) can they (a)
undertake digital rectal checks, digital rectal stimulation and digital
removal of faeces (manual bowel evacuation), otherwise known as 'intimate
digital bowel care procedures' (b) provide instruction to other nurses to
enable them to perform intimate digital bowel care procedures'?
6.    If the Trust does not employ a specialist continence nurse, is there
another health care professional who undertakes intimate digital bowel
care procedures including manual bowel evacuation? If yes, who does this?
7.    Does your Trust have a policy in place that will allow your staff to
do trans-anal irrigation (TAI) of the bowel as a method of bowel care
management for spinal cord injured patients? Do you train your staff to do
TAI/ bowel irrigation?
8.    Do you run bowel care courses for your staff that allows them to
deliver the full range of bowel care required by spinal cord injured
patients or others with a neurogenic bowel?
9.    If yes, please provide details. If no, does the Trust have a policy
which allows for the personal care assistants (PAs) of spinal cord injured
patients to assist with this element of the patient's care?

Yours faithfully,

Dan Burden

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