Laparoscopic Hysterectomies

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Dear Hywel Dda University Health Board,

Please supply full details and results of ALL Clinical Audits pertaining to Laparoscopic Hysterectomies since January 2011.

Yours faithfully,

David Bishop

FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dear Mr Bishop

 

Information Requested Under The Freedom Of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your recent request for the supply of information relating
to clinical audits pertaining to laparoscopic hysterectomies. 

 

Under the Act, the Health Board is required to supply the information to
you within 20 working days.  In terms of your request, this means that the
information should be provided by 26 September 2016.   If this is not
possible, a further letter will be sent advising you of the progress made
in satisfying your request.

 

Please find attached our [1]leaflet giving guidance on our procedure for
managing requests for information that is covered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kathryn Thomas

 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Prince Philip Hospital/Ysbyty Tywysog Philip

Bryngwyn Mawr

Llanelli

Sir Gaerfyrddin/ Carmarthenshire 

SA14 8QF

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FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Dear Mr Bishop
 
Attached, please find the response to your request made under the Freedom
of Information Act.
 
Kind regards
 
Pearl Campbell
 
 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Prince Philip Hospital/Ysbyty Tywysog Philip

Bryngwyn Mawr

Llanelli

Sir Gaerfyrddin/ Carmarthenshire 

SA14 8QF

Dear FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information),

Thank you for furnishing this information, however, I find it somewhat confusing.

The audit particulars attached relate to LHs completed 2010 to 2012.

Firstly, this procedure was approved by the CEAC in May 2012 - does this indicate that all sample patients had their operations between May and December 2012?

Secondly, have there been no further audits since 2012? Depsite the fact that at the CEAC meeting of February 2015 it was indicated that these audits wouold be ongoing?

I look forward to your response

Yours sincerely,

David Bishop

FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dear Mr Bishop

Thank you for your email.

I will re-contact our Clinical Audit Department with your questions and respond to you as soon as I can.

Kind regards

Pearl Campbell

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board
Prince Philip Hospital/Ysbyty Tywysog Philip
Bryngwyn Mawr
Llanelli
Sir Gaerfyrddin/ Carmarthenshire
SA14 8QF
Rhif Ffon /Tel no: 01554 899054
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From: David Bishop [[FOI #354951 email]]
Sent: 28 September 2016 09:59
To: FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information)
Subject: Re: FOI/266/16 Response

Dear FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information),

Thank you for furnishing this information, however, I find it somewhat confusing.

The audit particulars attached relate to LHs completed 2010 to 2012.

Firstly, this procedure was approved by the CEAC in May 2012 - does this indicate that all sample patients had their operations between May and December 2012?

Secondly, have there been no further audits since 2012? Depsite the fact that at the CEAC meeting of February 2015 it was indicated that these audits wouold be ongoing?

I look forward to your response

Yours sincerely,

David Bishop

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FOI HywelDda (Hywel Dda UHB - Freedom of Information), Hywel Dda University Health Board

Dear Mr Bishop
 
I refer to your additional questions regarding the response to your
original request sent to you on 26 September 2016.
 
Please see below for the responses to your questions:
 

Firstly, this procedure was approved by the CEAC in May 2012 - does this
indicate that all sample patients had their operations between May and
December 2012?

 

The audit proposal and subsequent audit report do suggest that the time
period of review was 2010-2012, however, there is no indication of when
the patients included in the sample had the procedure.. There was a
re-audit carried out in 2014 which included procedures undertaken
2012-2014.

 

 Secondly, have there been no further audits since 2012? Despite the fact
that at the CEAC meeting of February 2015 it was indicated that these
audits would be on-going?

The minutes of CEAC suggest that data should be collected on all patients
who undergo a LH but that the data already presented did not raise any
concerns regarding the procedures. Due to the organisational restructure
and the dissolution of CEAC any further review of this procedure may have
been delayed. It is also worth noting that all consultants were asked to
“audit” patients prospectively, however this does not necessarily mean a
formal audit registered with the Clinical Audit Department.

I hope this answers your questions.

Kind regards

Pearl Campbell

 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda University Health Board

Prince Philip Hospital/Ysbyty Tywysog Philip

Bryngwyn Mawr

Llanelli

Sir Gaerfyrddin/ Carmarthenshire 

SA14 8QF