Dear Orkney NHS Board,

I would be grateful if you can respond to this Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act request for your Health Board regarding insertion of cardiac pacemaker devices.

For your: cardiology, clinical governance, finance departments
Request: any already calculated data in the form of summary reports, audit reports, research reports or held information which may help respond to the questions below.

Many thanks,

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QUESTIONS BELOW

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Question 1: Can you provide the insertion numbers for basic bradycardia pacemakers (i.e. single and dual chamber pacemakers) at your centre?

Time Period: Can you provide this data for the years 2011 to 2017. Can you provide this for the individual years. (where you have recorded this data)
• If this data is not recorded over a calendar year (eg. Jan-Dec 2011) but instead over a fiscal or training year can you still provide this.
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Question 2: Can you provide the insertion numbers for implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) devices at your centre?

Time Period: Can you provide this data for the years 2011 to 2017. Can you provide this for the individual years. (if you have record of this data)
• If this data is not recorded over a calendar year (eg. Jan-Dec 2011) but instead over a fiscal or training year can you still provide this.

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Question 3: Can you provide the insertion numbers for cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices (CRT) at your centre?

Time Period: Can you provide this data for the years 2011 to 2017. Can you provide this for the individual years. (if you any record of this data)?
• If this data is not recorded over a calendar year (eg. Jan-Dec 2011) but instead over a fiscal or training year can you still provide this.
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Question 4: Can you provide the overall complication rate for implantation of these devices?
• Complication rate for simple bradycardia pacemaker devices
• Complication rate for ICD device implantations
• Complication rate for CRT device implantations

Time Period: Can you provide this data for the years 2011 to 2017. Can you provide this for the individual years (if you have any record of this data)?
• If this data is not recorded over a calendar year (eg. Jan-Dec 2011) but instead over a fiscal or training year can you still provide this.

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Question 5: Do you regularly undertake clinical governance meetings regarding cardiac pacemaker devices? If the answer is yes:
• How frequently?
• Since which year?

Time Period: Can you provide this data for the years since 2011 .

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Yours faithfully,

Chris Kinnaird

FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

FOI Request – Acknowledgment of Receipt
I hereby acknowledge receipt of the request detailed below:
Reference number allocated to this request:
201718-425
(Please quote this reference number in any future correspondence relating to this request.)
The official date of your request is:
27/11/2017
A response should be sent to your request no later than:
25/12/2017

Note: NHS Orkney is a small remote and rural health board within Scotland. All responses to Freedom of Information requests are collated in accordance with the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 states that a public authority must inform the applicant in writing whether it holds the requested information and if so, communicate that information to the applicant, promptly, but not later than 20 working days after receipt of the request.

For further details please refer to The Scottish Information Commissioner’s website.

Sent by:
Freedom of Information Office
NHS Orkney
Headquarters, Garden House, New Scapa Road,
Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1BQ

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FOIRequests (NHS ORKNEY), Orkney NHS Board

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Dear Mr Kinnaird,

Please find attached the response to your FOI request, reference 201718/425.

Kind regards

Ryan

Ryan McLaughlin
Freedom of Information (FOI) Officer
NHS Orkney
Headquarters, Garden House, New Scapa Road,
Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1BQ
Tel: 01856 888220
FOI Requests e-mail: [NHS Orkney request email]

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