Erectile Dysfunction Service Provision

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Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group,

We are conducting a project on service provision for men with Erectile Dysfunction, with the overarching aim of helping to improve services for men across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We would be grateful if you could answer the following questions promptly to help us with our analysis of service provision in your area.

Thank you

The questions are as follows:

1. Does your Healthboard provide an erectile dysfunction clinic and can you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS erectile dysfunction clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

2. Does your Healthboard provide psychosexual clinics and can you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS psychosexual clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

3. Does your Healthboard provide counselling and sex therapy services and can you provide the details of any NHS counselling services and sex therapy services that treat men with erectile dysfunction within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

4. Does your Healthboard provide PDE5-I and if so which one?

5. Does your Healthboard prescribe ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

6. At what dose are the ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets prescribed?

7. Is the daily dose of ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets (2.5/5mg) available/prescribed?

8. Does your Healthboard prescribe the Vacuum erection device for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

9. Does your Healthboard offer Penile implant surgery (semi-rigid or inflatable implant devices) for men who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

Thank you once again, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Yours faithfully,

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

ccg foi Solihull (NHS SOLIHULL CCG), NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Martin Abrams

Thank you for your email dated 3 June 2016 requesting information about
Erectile Dysfunction Service Provision.  Your request is being managed
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to provide you with a response within 20 working days as per the
statutory time limit, therefore you should receive a response by 1 July
2016. However, this may take longer where certain exemptions apply or
depending on the nature of your request. We will let you know in advance
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Information Commissioner's Office, 

Wycliffe House, 

Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, 

Cheshire, 

SK9 5AF  Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 - [3]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

NHS Solihull CCG

 

Email: [4][email address]

Tel: 0121 713 8940

NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group • Friars Gate • 1011 Stratford
Road • Shirley • Solihull • B90 4BN
[5]www.solihullccg.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ccg foi Solihull (NHS SOLIHULL CCG), NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Dear Mr Abrams

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 3 June 2016. Your request
has been managed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

Requested Information

 

1. Does your Healthboard provide an erectile dysfunction clinic and can
you provide the total number and addresses of all NHS erectile dysfunction
clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

 

2. Does your Healthboard provide psychosexual clinics and can you provide
the total number and addresses of all NHS psychosexual clinics within your
Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

 

3. Does your Healthboard provide counselling and sex therapy services and
can you provide the details of any NHS counselling services and sex
therapy services that treat men with erectile dysfunction within your
Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask?

 

4. Does your Healthboard provide PDE5-I and if so which one?

 

5. Does your Healthboard prescribe ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets for men
who experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer
treatment?

 

6. At what dose are the ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets prescribed?

 

7. Is the daily dose of ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets (2.5/5mg)
available/prescribed?

 

8. Does your Healthboard prescribe the Vacuum erection device for men who
experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment?

 

9. Does your Healthboard offer Penile implant surgery (semi-rigid or
inflatable implant devices) for men who experience erectile dysfunction as
a result of prostate cancer treatment?

 

Response

 

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|Question 1 |
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|Does your Healthboard provide an erectile dysfunction clinic and can you|
|provide the total number and addresses of all NHS erectile dysfunction |
|clinics within your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask? |
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|Answer |
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|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does not hold the information you have |
|requested, as CCGs do not provide clinical services they commission |
|them. |
| |
|  |
| |
|The main local service for patients registered with a Solihull GP |
|Practice is at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust |
|([1]http://www.heartofengland.nhs.uk/urology... |
| |
|  |
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|Question 2 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Does your Healthboard provide psychosexual clinics and can you provide |
|the total number and addresses of all NHS psychosexual clinics within |
|your Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does not hold the information you have |
|requested, as CCGs do not provide clinical services, they commission |
|them.  |
| |
|  |
| |
|One option is to search BABCP list of accredited psychosexual therapists|
|or COSRT for an accredited sex therapist? |
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|Question 3 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Does your Healthboard provide counselling and sex therapy services and |
|can you provide the details of any NHS counselling services and sex |
|therapy services that treat men with erectile dysfunction within your |
|Healthboard? If you do not know who should we ask? |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does not hold the information you have |
|requested, as CCGs do not provide clinical services, they commission |
|them.  |
| |
|  |
| |
|One option is to search BABCP list of accredited psychosexual therapists|
|or COSRT for an accredited sex therapist? |
| |
|  |
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|Question 4 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Does your Healthboard provide PDE5-I and if so which one? |
| |
|  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does hold the information you have |
|requested.  This information is publicly available on the APC Formulary |
|website at  [2]http://tinyurl.com/hgcs3pu.   |
| |
|  |
| |
|As the information is in the public domain, this information is exempt |
|under Section 21 – Information Reasonably Accessible by Other Means – of|
|the Freedom of Information Act 2000. |
| |
|  |
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|Question 5 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Does your Healthboard prescribe ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets for men who|
|experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer |
|treatment? |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does hold the information you have |
|requested.  This information is publicly available on the APC Formulary |
|website at [3]http://tinyurl.com/hgcs3pu. |
| |
|  |
| |
|As the information is in the public domain, this information is exempt |
|under Section 21 – Information Reasonably Accessible by Other Means – of|
|the Freedom of Information Act 2000. |
| |
|  |
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|Question 6 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|At what dose are the ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets prescribed? |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does hold the information you have |
|requested.  This information is publicly available on the APC Formulary |
|website at [4]http://tinyurl.com/hgcs3pu. |
| |
|  |
| |
|As the information is in the public domain, this information is exempt |
|under Section 21 – Information Reasonably Accessible by Other Means – of|
|the Freedom of Information Act 2000. |
| |
|  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 7 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Is the daily dose of ‘tadalafil (Cialis)’ tablets (2.5/5mg) |
|available/prescribed? |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does hold the information you have |
|requested.  This information is publicly available on the APC Formulary |
|website at [5]http://tinyurl.com/hgcs3pu . |
| |
|  |
| |
|As the information is in the public domain, this information is exempt |
|under Section 21 – Information Reasonably Accessible by Other Means – of|
|the Freedom of Information Act 2000. |
| |
|  |
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|Question 8 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Does your Healthboard prescribe the Vacuum erection device for men who |
|experience erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer |
|treatment? |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does hold the information you have |
|requested.  This information is publicly available on the APC Formulary |
|website at [6]http://tinyurl.com/hgcs3pu. |
| |
|  |
| |
|As the information is in the public domain, this information is exempt |
|under Section 21 – Information Reasonably Accessible by Other Means – of|
|the Freedom of Information Act 2000. |
| |
|  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 9 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Does your Healthboard offer Penile implant surgery (semi-rigid or |
|inflatable implant devices) for men who experience erectile dysfunction |
|as a result of prostate cancer treatment? |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Answer |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|I can confirm that Solihull CCG does not hold the information you have |
|requested, as CCGs do not provide clinical services they commission |
|them. |
| |
|  |
| |
|Penile implant surgery has been considered by the Birmingham, Solihull |
|and Black Country CCGs commissioning policies working group.  It noted |
|that in January 2016 NHS England undertook an evidence review of penile |
|prosthesis surgery and its initial conclusion is that ‘evidence to |
|support the use of penile prosthesis implantation in men with erectile |
|is predominantly of low level evidence.’ |
| |
|  |
| |
|NHS England further comment that to date no review of cost effectiveness|
|of the treatment has been undertaken. NICE has not published clinical |
|guidance on Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in terms of clinical |
|effectiveness, safety and tolerability and cost effectiveness. If NICE |
|do evaluate treatments of ED, specifically penile prosthesis surgery, |
|Commissioners will review and update this policy. |
| |
|  |
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If you have any queries or concerns or are dissatisfied with the service
you have received in relation to your request, please do not hesitate to
contact me. If you wish to make request a review of the decision, you
should write to the: Head of Governance via email at
[email address] in the first instance. 

 

If you remain unsatisfied with the outcome of your review and wish to make
a formal compliant please address this to the Complaints Team at Friars
Gate using the above address - Email: [email address]

 

In addition if you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint or
review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the CCG. 

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner's Office, 

Wycliffe House, 

Water Lane, 

Wilmslow, 

Cheshire, 

SK9 5AF  Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 - www.ico.gov.uk    

 

Kind regards,

 

Karen Wells

Information Governance and FOI Manager - NHS Solihull CCG

 

Email: [7][email address]

Tel: 0121 713 8940

NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group • Friars Gate • 1011 Stratford
Road • Shirley • Solihull • B90 4BN
[8]www.solihullccg.nhs.uk

 

 

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