Operating surgeons for arthroplasty operations

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Dear Information officer

I would like to have information as follows :

1. How many hip & knee arthroplasty operations were conducted in northampton general hospital from 1/8/15 to 31/7/16 ?

2. How many consultants in this hospital do such kind of operations & Of these operations, how many were operated by the actual consultant as operating (main)surgeon ?

3.Are there any operations of such type being conducted by any person without basic medical qualification (Non- Doctor) performing such operation as operating ( main) surgeon ?

4. If yes, what was the number of such cases in last one year ?

5. In consenting such patients for the above operations, is the patient informed about the qualification of the operating surgeon (in case your answer to question 3 is yes) ?

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From: Vinay Kumar [[FOI #350117 email]]
Sent: 07 August 2016 22:37
To: FOI - Freedom Information Officer
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Operating surgeons for arthroplasty operations

Dear Information officer

I would like to have information as follows :

1. How many hip & knee arthroplasty operations were conducted in northampton general hospital from 1/8/15 to 31/7/16 ?

2. How many consultants in this hospital do such kind of operations & Of these operations, how many were operated by the actual consultant as operating (main)surgeon ?

3.Are there any operations of such type being conducted by any person without basic medical qualification (Non- Doctor) performing such operation as operating ( main) surgeon ?

4. If yes, what was the number of such cases in last one year ?

5. In consenting such patients for the above operations, is the patient informed about the qualification of the operating surgeon (in case your answer to question 3 is yes) ?

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