Endomyocardial Biopsy (EMB)

Denise Amstrong made this Freedom of Information request to East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust,
Please can you provide me with the following information with regards to this procedure at your Trust.

1. Does your Hospital perform Endomyocardial (EMB) Biopsy procedures?

2. If yes, How many Endomyocardial (EMB) Biopsy procedures were performed in:
a. 2014
b. 2015

3. What was your Trust’s spend on Endomyocardial Biopsy in:
a. 2014
b. 2015

4. Does your Hospital perform Biopsy to diagnose Amoeloid Cardiomyopathy?

5. If yes, How many Amoeloid Biopsy procedures were performed in:
a. 2014
b. 2015

6. What was your Trust’s spend on Endomyocardial Biopsy in:
a. 2014
b. 2015

Yours faithfully

FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

 

 

Dear Denise

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 to Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation
Trust, received on 22/04/2016. Your enquiry has been logged and forwarded
to the appropriate department for action.  Please note that the Act allows
20 full working days to provide a response although we will endeavour to
do so before then. The deadline is calculated to be 23/05/2016.

 

If you have any queries regarding your request, please do not hesitate to
contact me on this email address or 01206 745205.

 

Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team            

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

Dear Denise,

We have logged your request, But we noticed questions 3 and 6 are the same. Would you like to change question 6 to another question?

Kind Regards

Tammy Parlette
Information Governance Support
01206 745205

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FOI REQUESTS (RDE) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Tr,

 

 

Dear  Denise

 

Further to your request made to Colchester Hospital University NHS
Foundation Trust for information relating to the above and pursuant to the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, please see the Trust’s response below.

 

You requested:

 

1.            Does your Hospital perform Endomyocardial (EMB) Biopsy
procedures?

 

2.            If yes, How many Endomyocardial (EMB) Biopsy procedures were
performed in:

a.            2014

b.            2015

 

3.            What was your Trust’s spend on Endomyocardial Biopsy in:

a.            2014

b.            2015

 

4.            Does your Hospital perform Biopsy to diagnose Amoeloid
Cardiomyopathy?

 

5.            If yes, How many Amoeloid Biopsy procedures were performed
in:

a.            2014

b.            2015

 

6.            What was your Trust’s spend on Endomyocardial Biopsy in:

a.            2014

b.            2015

 

We do not do cardiac biopsy.

We do perform biopsy of other organs to diagnose amyloid disease (it is a
systemic condition).

Such biopsies would be of subcutaneous fat, rectal tissue, kidney.

 

We do not record how many Amoeloid and Emdomyocardial biopsy
electronically, Therefore we would have to manually go through individual
patient records which would exceed the time limit allocated for FOIs. As
we are unable to say how many there were we are equally unable to provide
the cost.

 

I am sorry to inform you that the Trust is applying a refusal notice under
Section 12 to this request as it has been estimated that the cost of
complying with the request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’.

The appropriate limit

Section 12 of the FOIA provides an exemption from a public authority’s
obligation to comply with a request for information where the cost of
compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit. The appropriate
limit is the key concept concerning fees.

The Fees Regulations state that this cost limit is £600 for central
government, legislative bodies and the armed forces (ie Part 1 of Schedule
1 of the FOIA) and £450 for all other public authorities.

 

 

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Foundation Trust has handled your request for information, you can request
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The Senior Information Risk Owner
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters
Colchester General Hospital
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Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Team            

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

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