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Dear Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation 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

FOIRequests (ROYAL UNITED HOSPITALS BATH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Dear K Hart

 

Thank-you for your email received on 2^nd August  2017 requesting
information which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
this Act. I can confirm that the Trust is holding records that are
relevant to your enquiry.

 

Request Response
1.How many histology slides and or cases The total number of histology
(please state whether the number given cases reported in the department
is slides or cases or both) were for 2016/17 was 25,295 cases.
reported by consultant histopathologists
for patients treated by the trust.  If  
exact numbers are not available, an
estimate to within 5% is acceptable, but Reporting turnaround times for
please state whether exact numbers or these cases met the Royal College
estimates are given. (cytology should be of Pathologists 7 day and 10 day
excluded) targets.

 
2.Of these slides/ cases how many were Commercially sensitive
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 Commercially sensitive
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)

 

 

I trust that this information provides you with a suitable response to
your enquiry. If not and you feel that your request has not been
satisfactorily answered, then the Trust has an internal review procedure
for dealing with complaints received under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 whereby your case is presented to the Chairman for an independent
review/decision.  Alternatively, you do have the right to complain to the
Information Commissioners Office after any internal review procedure has
been exhausted. The Information Commissioners Office is an independent
body that enforces the Freedom of Information Act, the Data Protection Act
and the Environmental Information regulations. The address of the
Information Commissioner is Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,  Cheshire  SK9 5AF

If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
me again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Clark

FOI Co-ordinator

Health Informatics Service (E5)

Apley House

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Combe Park, Bath, BA1 3NG

 

 

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