Outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy - Pain Control and Patient Choice

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Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation 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

FOI, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Katharine

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is a mental health and learning disabilities Trust, meaning that your Freedom of Information request is not applicable to our organisation.

Kind regards

Information Governance and Medico Legal Team
Informatics Department
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT
 
Email:  [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web:  www.ntw.nhs.uk

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Dear Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation 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

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