Melanoma Skin Cancer information

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Dear Stockport NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide the following information in relation to your delivery of care, for those patients newly diagnosed with Melanoma cancer at your Trust. Could you please provide this information in electronic format back to this email address.

If you could pass this to your ‘Skin Cancer Clinic’ or relevant department to complete, I would appreciate this.

1. Within your NHS Trust could you confirm what ‘follow up regime’ you normally provide for newly diagnosed patients by Melanoma Stage (IA-IIC) and the number of years (1 to 5) the follow up continues for, in line with your clinical protocols? To help with completion we have inserted a table below. Or please provide back in excel if easier.

|Melanoma Stage at diagnosis| |No. follow up visits in 1st Year | |No. follow up visits in 2nd Year | |No. follow up visits in 3rd Year | |No. follow up visits in 4th Year | |No. follow up visits in 5th Year |
lA
lB
llA
llB
llC

2. Could you please provide a copy of the latest service specification for your Melanoma skin cancer service at the Trust, which shows the care pathway that you provide? Normally found under ‘Schedule 2’ of the Standard contract in place, with your commissioner

3. Could you please confirm if you use any ‘send away dermatopathology services’ within your NHS Trust? A send away or referral service is one where the pathology work is contracted out to a third party laboratory. Yes or No

4. Could you please confirm for your Trust in 2018/19, the following numbers of newly diagnosed Melanoma skin cancer patients and the number of these who have received a subsequent Sentinel Lymph Node biopsy by Melanoma Stage?

To help with the completion, we have inserted a table below for ease.

| Stage | | Total Patients reviewed | | Total Sentinel lymph nodes completed |
ALL
IA
IB
IIA
IIB
IIC

Please note: To help with this question 4, the OPCS code for Sentinel lymph node is ‘O14.2 + ICD-10 code C43 Malignant melanoma of skin’, then supported by the cancer stage.

Thank you very much for your time and support on this matter and if any questions please do let me know.

Yours faithfully,

C.Tuson

FOI, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear C Tuson,

 

I am writing regarding your request for information, which we received via
e-mail on the 15/04/2021.

 

All skin cancer patients referred to our dermatology department and our
Dermatology Department is now handled by Salford Royal NHS Foundation
Trust; we do not have any clinics on site. Therefore I would advise that
your request would be more appropriately addressed to Salford Royal NHS
Foundation Trust at the address below:

 

Information Governance

IM&T

CSB - C Block

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Stott Lane

Salford

M6 8HD

 

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me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Sillitoe

Freedom of Information and Information Governance Support Officer

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove

Stockport

Cheshire. SK2 7JE

Tel: 0161 419 4160 / 5295

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Dear FOI,
Thank you for your response.
I apologise that I have requested information which you do not hold.

Kind regards

Carolyn Tuson