Dear Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

For the financial year 2016/17 please provide information relating to histology slides/ cases reported for patients of the 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,

J Williams

barnsley@infreemation.co.uk, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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barnsley@infreemation.co.uk, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Requester,

 

I can confirm that the Trust does hold the information you have requested.

Thank you for your request for information, details of which are below:

Freedom of Information Request

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)  19040 SPECIMENS (workload calculated on number of specimens)

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
(a + b) 13623 SPECIMENS (unable to provide data on the split between a +
b)
c.Consultants employed by the trust being paid an amount per slide or case
for activity outside their contracted programmed activities N/A
d.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with
these consultants or their trust 3913 SPECIMENS
e.Backlogs Limited N/A
f.Unilabs N/A
g.Source Bioscience 1356 SPECIMENS
h.Cellular Pathology Services Limited N/A
i.Other private histology providers (please specify which) N/A

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  £545,599
c.Consultants employed by other trusts, where the trust contracts with
these consultants or their trust £126,250
d.Backlogs Limited £1750
e.Unilabs Nil
f.Source Bioscience £25,280
g.Cellular Pathology Services Limited £3742
h.Other private histology providers (please specify which) N/A

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Information Governance Department

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Kind regards,

 

Information Governance Team

Information Governance Department

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