Hysteroscopy Inpatient and Outpatient Pathways

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Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Powys Teaching Health Board,


Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) please may I have answers to the following:

1. Does your Trust currently have both an inpatient (day-case) pathway and an outpatient pathway for hysteroscopy?

2. Currently, roughly what percentage of your Trust's hysteroscopies are done with an anaesthetist

a) diagnostic?
b) operative (e.g. polypectomy, myomectomy, endometrial ablation)?

3. What is the current approximate waiting time in weeks for a patient who asks for a general anaesthetic, spinal anaesthetic or IV sedation with analgesia for hysteroscopy

a) under the 2 week wait as an urgent referral for suspected womb cancer?
b) not under the 2 week wait?

4. Has your Trust adopted, or is your Trust adopting the NHS Getting It Right First Time (Maternity & Gynaecology Report) targets of

a) 90% diagnostic hysteroscopies to be done in outpatients?
b) 50% operative hysteroscopies to be done in outpatients?

5. May I have a copy of the full range of pain scores obtained by your Trust in the BSGE 2019
outpatient hysteroscopy benchmarking survey?

6. Is entonox or penthrox routinely available to all your outpatient hysteroscopy patients?

7. Are local anaesthetic paracervical blocks routinely available in outpatients?

8. Please may I see any audits of hysteroscopic procedures during the last 5 years?

9. Are pain scores taken at all your outpatient hysteroscopy clinics?

10. Does your Trust have a Procedural Sedation Analgesia clinic for 'minor gynae' including hysteroscopy?

Thank you very much for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill

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Powys FOI (PTHB), Powys Teaching Health Board

Dear Ms Tylko-Hill

Further to our correspondence of 14.08.2023, I am writing to let you know we are still in the process of collating the information you requested.

Due to the nature and complexity of your request we are unlikely to be able to respond to you within the required twenty working days.

Please accept our apologies for this delay, however, we hope to send you the remaining information by 18.09.2023 at the latest. If you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Powys FOI (PTHB), Powys Teaching Health Board

Good morning

Further to previous correspondence, we are writing to inform you that we are still processing your request and we will unlikely to meet the 20 day legislative time frame. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible.

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Good afternoon

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Cofion cynnes | Kind regards

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Bwrdd Iechyd Addysgu Powys, Ysbyty Bronllys, Aberhonddu, Powys LD3 0LY | Powys Teaching Health Board, Bronllys Hospital, Brecon, Powys LD3 0LY

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