Multiparametric MRI usage data for your Trust

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK) made this Freedom of Information request to South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 36 authorities

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Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request the following information from your Trust.

Within your Trust, we would be grateful for the following information at your earliest convenience:

1. Do you conduct multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) scans (using T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted and dynamically enhanced sequences) before prostate biopsies?

If no, it would be helpful to know what the main reasons are:
If yes, it would be helpful if you can you provide an estimate of the percentage of men who receive an mpMRI scan before prostate biopsy:

2. How many scanners do you have available to use for mpMRI scans before prostate biopsy?

3. For each individual scanner used for mpMRI scans before prostate biopsy, please provide the following:
• Make
• Model
• Magnetic field strength
• Age
• When the scanner is due to be replaced

4. How many mpMRI scans before prostate biopsy do you estimate you carry out per year?
• 0
• Up to 50
• 50 -100
• 100 – 250
• 250 – 500
• 500 – 750
• 750 – 1000
• More than 1000

5.i. Do you intend to increase the number of mpMRI scans before prostate biopsy following the first results from the large clinical trial PROMIS?

The ASCO 2016 abstract has shown mpMRI as a triage test can identify one quarter of men (27%) who might safely avoid unnecessary biopsy, without impairing the detection of clinically significant cancer (http://abstract.asco.org/176/AbstView_17...).

5.ii If yes, do you currently have sufficient resources and capacity to cope with this increase?

The information you provide may be re-used publicly. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Ali Cooper

Knowledge Manager
Prostate Cancer UK
4th Floor, Counting House
53 Tooley Street
London
SE1 2QN
0203 310 7000

Freedom of Information (RTR) South Tees NHS Trust,

Dear Dr Cooper

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which was dated the 9^th June 2016 and received by
the Trust on the 9^th June 2016.

 

Your request will be processed within a maximum of twenty working days
from when we received your request unless otherwise informed.

 

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If you need to contact me further regarding this request it would be
helpful if the reference number above could be quoted in any future
communications. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma Taylor

Information Governance & Legal Services Advisor

 

Freedom of Information

Information Governance Department

 

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tel:  01642 854291 Ex54291

 

 

Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear Emma,

The response to this FOI request is now overdue. Please can you send a reply asap?

Many thanks,
Ali Cooper

Freedom of Information (RTR) South Tees NHS Trust,

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Dear Dr Cooper

 

Request for Information – Ref 3771

With reference to your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 please find attached a response on behalf of South
Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

 

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[1][email address] or by post to: The Information Governance
Manager, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The James Cook
University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW 

 

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[2]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Emma Taylor

Information Governance & Legal Services Advisor

 

Freedom of Information

Information Governance Department

 

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tel:  01642 855477 Ex55477

 

 

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Martin Abrams (Prostate Cancer UK)

Dear Emma,

Thank you for your response. Is it possible to send the scanner replacement dates (is known)?

Many thanks,
Ali Cooper

Freedom of Information (RTR) South Tees NHS Trust,

Dear Dr Cooper

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which was dated the 26 July 2016 and received by the
Trust on the 26 July 2016.

 

Your request will be processed within a maximum of twenty working days
from when we received your request unless otherwise informed.

 

In the event that some or all of the information you have requested is
exempt from disclosure, we will notify you of this. We will also contact
you if during the process to locate and supply the information it emerges
that we do not have sufficient detail to locate the information or we are
unclear exactly what it is you have requested.

 

If you need to contact me further regarding this request it would be
helpful if the reference number above could be quoted in any future
communications. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Claire Roberts

Freedom of Information

 

 

Freedom of Information (RTR) South Tees NHS Trust,

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Dear Dr Cooper

 

With reference to your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 please find attached an updated response on behalf of
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

 

If for any reason you are not satisfied with the information that we have
provided or you feel we have dealt with your request unfairly, you have a
right to complain.  Please send your complaint by email to
[1][email address] or by post to: The Information Governance
Manager, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The James Cook
University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW 

 

If you are still not satisfied, further information about your right to
complain under Section 50  of the Freedom of Information Act is available
from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AFand on The Information Commissioner’s website
[2]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

 

 

Any information we provide following your request under the Freedom of
Information Act will not confer an automatic right for you to re-use that
information, for example to publish it. You are free to use any
information supplied for your own non-commercial research or private study
purposes. The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed
by a limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
However, if you wish to re-use the information that we provide, for
example by publishing it in analogue or digital form, then you must make a
further request for its re-use as per the Re-Use of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2005 by contacting the Head of Information
Governance using the email address above .

 

Yours sincerely

 

Claire Roberts

 

Freedom of Information

 

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