Histology Reporting

C Lowe made this Freedom of Information request to Whittington Health NHS Trust

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Dear The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust,

1.How many histology slides and or cases (please state whether the number given is slides or cases or both) were reported by consultant histopathologists for patients treated by the trust. If exact numbers are not available, an estimate to within 5% is acceptable, but please state whether exact numbers or estimates are given. (cytology should be excluded)

2.Of these slides/ cases how many were reported by:
a.Consultants employed by the trust working in their normal NHS programmed activity sessions
b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for additional sessions
c.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed activities
d.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust
e.Backlogs Limited
f.Unilabs
g.Source Bioscience
h.Cellular Pathology Services Limited
i.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

3.How much was spent in 2016/17 with each of the following in relation to the reporting of histology slides/ cases a.Consultants employed by the trust being paid for additional sessions
b.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case for activity outside their contracted programmed activities
c.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with these consultants or their trust
d.Backlogs Limited
e.Unilabs
f.Source Bioscience
g.Cellular Pathology Services Limited
h.Other private histology providers (please specify which)

Yours faithfully,

C Lowe

WHITTHEALTH, FoI (THE WHITTINGTON HOSPITAL NHS TRUST), Whittington Health NHS Trust

I am on annual leave and will reply to your request on my return on
Tuesday 15 August.

FOI coordinator

Freedom of Information Office

Whittington Health

020 7288 5653

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WHITTHEALTH, FoI (THE WHITTINGTON HOSPITAL NHS TRUST), Whittington Health NHS Trust

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FoI request re: Histology reporting

Ref: 17-CL-0109

 

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information relating to
histology reporting. This was received on 3 August 2017.

 

I can confirm that your request is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and that you can expect to receive a reply
within the timescale specified.

The timescale allowed for a response under the FOI legislation is 20
working days therefore, including any impending public holidays, the
deadline for a response is 1 September 2017. If we are able to respond to
you earlier than this, we will do so.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant department and I'll get
back to you if there is any need for clarification.

 

Please quote the above reference in any further communication on this
matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Coordinator

Freedom of Information Office

Whittington Health

Highgate Wing, Level 5

Magdala Avenue

London, N19 5NF

Tel: 020 7288 5653

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