Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Greater Glasgow NHS Board,

Under the Freedom of Information Act please may I have answers to the following questions.
1. a) Have your hysteroscopists read the following statement issued by the RCOG in December 2018 - Y/N?
b) Have your hysteroscopy managers read the following statement – Y/N?

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-re...
The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy published this statement in December 2018:
"Diagnostic hysteroscopy is a commonly performed investigation; it is safe and of short duration. Most women are able to have the procedure in an outpatient setting, with or without local anaesthesia, and find it convenient and acceptable. However, it is important that women are offered, from the outset, the choice of having the procedure performed as a day case procedure under general or regional anaesthetic. Some centres are also able to offer a conscious sedation service in a safe and monitored environment. It is important that the procedure is stopped if a woman finds the outpatient experience too painful for it to be continued. This may be at the request of the patient or nursing staff in attendance, or at the discretion of the clinician performing the investigation."
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2. Are ALL your hysteroscopy patients from the outset routinely offered the choice of having hysteroscopy as a day case procedure a) under GA – Y/N? b) with epidural - Y/N? c) with IV sedation - Y/N?
3. Please may I have a link to all the audits of outpatient hysteroscopy that your hospital Trust has undertaken within the last 10 years.
4. Do all your hysteroscopy clinics routinely record ALL patients’ VAS pain-scores a) as hysteroscope passes through the cervix – Y/N, b) at biopsy – Y/N?
5. Does your hysteroscopy department send all its patients the RCOG’s Patient Information Leaflet, published on its website - Y/N? https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/pati...
6. Does your hysteroscopy department intend to start using the RCOG leaflet – Y/N? If so, in which month/year?
7. If your hysteroscopy department uses its own Patient Information Leaflet, please may I have a link to it?
8. Does the leaflet include ALL the key points listed (below) by the RCOG – Y/N?
Key points
• Outpatient hysteroscopy (OPH) is a procedure carried out in the outpatient clinic that involves examination of the inside of your uterus (womb) with a thin telescope.
• There are many reasons why you may be referred for OPH, such as to investigate and/or treat abnormal bleeding, to remove a polyp seen on a scan or to remove a coil with missing threads.
• The actual procedure usually takes 10–15 minutes. It can take longer if you are having any additional procedures.
• You may feel pain or discomfort during OPH. It is recommended that you take pain relief 1–2 hours before the appointment.
• If it is too painful, it is important to let your healthcare professional know, as the procedure can be stopped at any time.
• You may choose to have the hysteroscopy under general anaesthetic. This will be done in an operating theatre, usually as a daycase procedure.
• Possible risks with hysteroscopy include pain, feeling faint or sick, bleeding, infection and rarely uterine perforation (damage to the wall of the uterus). The risk of uterine perforation is lower during OPH than during hysteroscopy under general anaesthesia
Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill

FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

Dear Ms Tylko-Hill
 
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
Freedom of Information request : 15412  - Outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 30^th September as
described in your email below.
 
We are dealing with this under our procedures for requests made under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and a response will be issued
as soon as possible or within 20 working days as set out in the Act.
 
If you have any queries about the progress of your request, please contact
me at the details below quoting our reference 15412.
 
Yours Sincerely
 
Russell Greig
 
 
Russell Greig | Freedom of Information Officer | NHS Greater Glasgow &
Clyde
Board HQ | J B Russell House | Gartnavel Royal Hospital
1055 Great Western Road | Glasgow | G12 0XH
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FOI BOARD HQ, Greater Glasgow NHS Board

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Dear Ms Tylko-Hill

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Freedom of Information request : 15412 - Outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy :
Response

 

Further to your request for information received on 30 September 2019, I
am now able to provide a response on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde (NHSGGC).

 

This is attached together with information that describes your right to
request a review and subsequently to appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner, if you are dissatisfied with our response or our handling of
your request.

 

I hope this is helpful but if you require further advice and assistance
under the Act, please contact me at the details below.

 

Yours sincerely

Kay Dougans

 

Freedom of Information Officer

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Corporate HQ

J B Russell House

Gartnavel Royal Hospital Campus

1055 Great Western Road

Glasgow G12 0XH

 

[1][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]

 

[2][email address]

Telephone 0141 201 4460 (64460)

 

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Subject: Freedom of Information request : 15412 - Outpatient
hysteroscopy/biopsy

 

 

Dear Ms Tylko-Hill

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Freedom of Information request : 15412 - Outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 30^th September as
described in your email below.

 

We are dealing with this under our procedures for requests made under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and a response will be issued
as soon as possible or within 20 working days as set out in the Act.

 

If you have any queries about the progress of your request, please contact
me at the details below quoting our reference 15412.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Russell Greig

 

 

Russell Greig | Freedom of Information Officer | NHS Greater Glasgow &
Clyde

Board HQ | J B Russell House | Gartnavel Royal Hospital

1055 Great Western Road | Glasgow | G12 0XH

e: [3][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email] t: 0141 201 4460 w: [4]www.nhsggc.org.uk

 

When replying please use [5][NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde request email]

 

 

 

 

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