Outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy - Pain Control and Patient Choice

Katharine Tylko-Hill made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Plymouth Hospitals 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

FOI-requests (PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST - RK9), University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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[1][Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

 

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Freedom of Information Manager

Information Governance Team
Bircham House
William Prance Road
Derriford
Plymouth
PL6 5WR

 

01752 431058

 

[2]www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk

 

26/04/2017

Our ref: 17FoI246

Your ref:  Email received 25/04/2017

 

[3][FOI #403188 email]

 

Dear Katharine Tylko-Hill

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Acknowledgement

 

We have received your request for information made under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will endeavour to respond at the
earliest opportunity. 

 

The demand for information continues to increase.  If at any point in the
process you no longer require any of the information you have requested,
we would be grateful if you would let us know.

 

Yours faithfully

 

S Edmunds

Freedom of Information Manager

 

Disability and understanding issues

The Trust always seeks to present its information in an accessible format
that complies with RNIB standards and to present information in the
plainest way possible. 

We are happy to adapt both our process and correspondence to better meet
specific needs and avoid any disadvantage.  Please feel free to contact me
on ( 01752 431058 or [4][Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust request email]  

 

 

 

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Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear FOI-requests (PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST - RK9),

Please may I have a response to my FOI request re OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY.
Many thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Katharine Tylko-Hill

FOI-requests (PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST - RK9), University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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[1][Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

 

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Central Records Library

Bush Park

Plymouth

PL6 7RG

 

01752 431058

 

www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – delay notice

 

 

Dear Katharine Tylko-Hill

 

I am sorry that we are late in responding to your enquiry and for the
inconvenience caused.  I have chased those tasked with gathering the data
and await their answers. Please can I ask you to bear with me why I try to
address the issue?

 

Demand is extremely high and has affected some response times especially
where operational pressure and FOI demand are at their highest. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

S Edmunds

Freedom of Information Manager

 

 

 

Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy - Pain Control and Patient Choice'.

My request is part of a nationwide survey to be given to the RCOG & BSGE in an endeavour to identify and promote best practice in early diagnosis of endometrial cancer by hysteroscopy/biopsy. Over 100 NHS Trusts have replied to the request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill

FOI-requests (PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST - RK9), University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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Dear Katharine Tylko-Hill,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information Act 2000 request.

As previously written, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust apologises for the inconvenience caused by the late reply.

An investigation will be initiated.

Regards

Freedom Of Information Team
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Bircham House
William Prance Road
Derriford
Plymouth
PL6 5WR

FOI-requests (PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST - RK9), University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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[1][Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

 

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Freedom of Information Manager

Information Governance Team
Bircham House
William Prance Road
Derriford
Plymouth
PL6 5WR

 

01752 431058

 

[2]www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk

 

Dear Katharine Tylko-Hill

 

RE: 17FOI246 – Internal review

 

The Trust has received your request for an internal review.  The Head of
Information Governance will undertake the review and respond within 20
working days of your request.

 

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Freedom of Information Team

Bircham House
William Prance Road
Derriford
Plymouth
PL6 5WR

 

 

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INFORMATION, Governancepht (PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST - RK9), University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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Dear Katharine Tylko-Hill,

 

Please find attached the internal review of the above FOI request.

 

Regards

Penny Taylor

 

Penny Taylor,  Head of Information Governance and Library Services

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
[1][email address],  01752 437284 ext 37284

 

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