Outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy - Pain Control and Patient Choice

Katharine Tylko-Hill made this Freedom of Information request to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust,

Under the FOIA (2000) please would you supply the following information relating to your Trust’s (and its outsourced services’) practice of OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY/BIOPSY – PAIN CONTROL AND PATIENT CHOICE

1. The patient information leaflet/s
2. The consent form/s
3. For each of the last 3 financial years:
i. all audits of OP hysteroscopy adverse events, (including infection, perforation, pain equal to or above 7/10 on VAS)
ii. all surveys of patients’ outpatient hysteroscopy experiences. Are all your patients allowed to complete the satisfaction survey at home? Y/N
iii. the number of your patients who had a) GA, b) spinal anaesthesia, c) monitored procedural IV sedation, d) local anaesthetic, e) no anaesthetic
iv. the % of your a) diagnostic hysteroscopies, b) operative hysteroscopies that were done in outpatients. Did your Trust meet the Best Practice Target % Tariff for each of these years? Y/N
4. i. Is local anaesthetic available in all your outpatient hysteroscopy clinics? Y/N
ii. Is Entonox available in all your outpatient hysteroscopy clinics? Y/N
5. Are all your hysteroscopy patients (including See & Treat/One Stop Shop/Late Cancellations) offered i. local anaesthetic? Y/N
ii. GA? Y/N
iii. spinal anaesthesia? Y/N
iv. safely monitored IV sedation? Y/N
6. Do you use electro-surgery in any of your outpatients clinics? Y/N If so, do you always use the lowest power setting? Y/N
7. What type and diameter of scopes do you use in a) outpatients, b) for GA patients? Rigid, semi-rigid, flexible?
8. What is the minimum training and accreditation (e.g. RCOG ATSM) that all your NEW hysteroscopists must have?
9. What % diagnostic outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had an incomplete procedure which was repeated with epidural, GA or sedation?
10. Does your Trust have a psychosexual counselling service for PTSD caused by severe procedural pain?

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill

Bucks Hospitals Information,

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Dear Ms Tylko-Hill,

Please see attached the response to your FOI request.

Kind regards,

Bethan Salaman
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Telephone: 01494 734959

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Bucks Hospitals Information,

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Dear Ms Tylko-Hill,

Please see attached the response to your FOI request.

Kind regards,

Bethan Salaman
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Telephone: 01494 734959

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