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Dear Royal Cornwall Hospitals 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,

K Hart

FOI (ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear  K Hart

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST Ref: 1913

Thank you for your request for information as detailed below (if I have
misunderstood any part of your request, please let me know as soon as
possible, otherwise I shall continue to retrieve the information as
outlined):

 

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)

 

Your request was received 02 08 2017 and I am dealing with it under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before I will proceed to deal with your request.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Royal Cornwall Hospital does not hold the information or there is a
reason for it to be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should
be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so
on, then please let me know.

Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45

[1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any
queries or concerns (please remember to quote the reference number in any
future correspondence).

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angela Kaye

Information Governance Team

 

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Dear  K Hart

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST Ref:  1853

Your request for information has now been considered and the response is
attached.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact
me (please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications).

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to the Information Governance Manager, 2nd Floor
Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3LJ or
e-mail [2][Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

If you are not content 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 Royal Cornwall Hospital.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45

[3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

Angela Kaye 

 

Please note with immediate effect, the RCHT Freedom of Information email
address has changed to [4][Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust request email]  I would be most grateful if
you could please update your records to ensure that any future
correspondence is dealt with promptly.

 

 

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FOI (ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

1 Attachment

The RCHT are always looking to improve the service that we provide and
would welcome any feedback that you wish to give about your experience
dealing with FOI.  Please take a few moments to complete an anonymous
survey so that we can take into consideration your comments: 
[1]https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y7T2N78

 

Dear  K Hart

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST Ref:  1913

Your request for information has now been considered and the response is
attached.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact
me (please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications).

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to the Information Governance Manager, 2nd Floor
Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3LJ or
e-mail [2][Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

If you are not content 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 Royal Cornwall Hospital.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45

[3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

Angela Kaye 

 

Please note with immediate effect, the RCHT Freedom of Information email
address has changed to [4][Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust request email]  I would be most grateful if
you could please update your records to ensure that any future
correspondence is dealt with promptly.

 

 

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