Outpatient Hysteroscopy/Biopsy - Pain control and Patient Choice

Katharine Tylko-Hill made this Freedom of Information request to University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

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Katharine Tylko-Hill

Dear Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) please would you supply
the following information relating to your Trust’s practice of

OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY/BIOPSY – PAIN CONTROL AND PATIENT CHOICE

1. The current patient information leaflet

2. The current consent form

3. The current surgical protocol

4. Does the leaflet advise the patient to ask her GP to prescribe
gynae-specific painkillers to be taken BEFORE the procedure - Y/N?

5. What type and dose of painkillers does your Trust advise
patients to take before the procedure?

6. Are ALL your hysteroscopy/biopsy patients given the following
choices BEFORE the procedure is attempted:
a) General Anaesthesia – Y/N?
b) spinal anaesthesia – Y/N?
c) conscious sedation – Y/N?

7. For each of the last 3 financial years, how many of your
hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had
a) GA with overnight stay?
b) GA day-case ?
c) spinal anaesthesia?
d) conscious sedation?
e) local anaesthetic?
f) no anaesthetic?

8. What width hysteroscopes do you use? Rigid or flexible?

9. For each of the last 3 financial years what % patients DNA
outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy?

10. For each of the last 3 financial years what % OP
hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had a failed procedure that had to be
repeated with epidural, GA or conscious sedation?

11. All audits of adverse events, e.g. infection, perforation
during the last 3 financial years

12. All surveys of patients’ experiences during the last 3
financial years

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill
Macmillan CancerVOICE

FOI (DERBY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Tylko-Hill

Thank you for your request for information that is being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This Trust will endeavour to provide a response within the 20 working days specified by the Act, ie 16 December 2013.

For your information the reference number that relates to your application is FOI.13.332.

We will contact you again in due course.

Yours sincerely

Sally Maine
Information Access Co-ordinator
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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From: Katharine Tylko-Hill [[FOI #185232 email]]
Sent: 16 November 2013 20:38
To: FOI (DERBY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Outpatient Hysteroscopy/Biopsy - Pain control and Patient Choice

Dear Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) please would you supply
the following information relating to your Trust’s practice of

OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY/BIOPSY – PAIN CONTROL AND PATIENT CHOICE

1. The current patient information leaflet

2. The current consent form

3. The current surgical protocol

4. Does the leaflet advise the patient to ask her GP to prescribe
gynae-specific painkillers to be taken BEFORE the procedure - Y/N?

5. What type and dose of painkillers does your Trust advise
patients to take before the procedure?

6. Are ALL your hysteroscopy/biopsy patients given the following
choices BEFORE the procedure is attempted:
a) General Anaesthesia – Y/N?
b) spinal anaesthesia – Y/N?
c) conscious sedation – Y/N?

7. For each of the last 3 financial years, how many of your
hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had
a) GA with overnight stay?
b) GA day-case ?
c) spinal anaesthesia?
d) conscious sedation?
e) local anaesthetic?
f) no anaesthetic?

8. What width hysteroscopes do you use? Rigid or flexible?

9. For each of the last 3 financial years what % patients DNA
outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy?

10. For each of the last 3 financial years what % OP
hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had a failed procedure that had to be
repeated with epidural, GA or conscious sedation?

11. All audits of adverse events, e.g. infection, perforation
during the last 3 financial years

12. All surveys of patients’ experiences during the last 3
financial years

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill
Macmillan CancerVOICE

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FOI (DERBY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Tylko-Hill

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Information Access Co-ordinator
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Nhs.net is an approved secure encrypted email system for use by nhs staff when exchanging patient data.

When using this email system to communicate with other non encrypted email systems, such as that of a patient, or for testing, the transmission cannot be guaranteed 100% secure or error free. Information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. Derby Hospitals and their employees do not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of messages, which arise as result of email transmission.

If you wish to communicate via email or receive text messages about your care you must accept the risks associated with this.
________________________________________
From: Katharine Tylko-Hill [[FOI #185232 email]]
Sent: 16 November 2013 20:38
To: FOI (DERBY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Outpatient Hysteroscopy/Biopsy - Pain control and Patient Choice

Dear Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) please would you supply
the following information relating to your Trust’s practice of

OUTPATIENT HYSTEROSCOPY/BIOPSY – PAIN CONTROL AND PATIENT CHOICE

1. The current patient information leaflet

2. The current consent form

3. The current surgical protocol

4. Does the leaflet advise the patient to ask her GP to prescribe
gynae-specific painkillers to be taken BEFORE the procedure - Y/N?

5. What type and dose of painkillers does your Trust advise
patients to take before the procedure?

6. Are ALL your hysteroscopy/biopsy patients given the following
choices BEFORE the procedure is attempted:
a) General Anaesthesia – Y/N?
b) spinal anaesthesia – Y/N?
c) conscious sedation – Y/N?

7. For each of the last 3 financial years, how many of your
hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had
a) GA with overnight stay?
b) GA day-case ?
c) spinal anaesthesia?
d) conscious sedation?
e) local anaesthetic?
f) no anaesthetic?

8. What width hysteroscopes do you use? Rigid or flexible?

9. For each of the last 3 financial years what % patients DNA
outpatient hysteroscopy/biopsy?

10. For each of the last 3 financial years what % OP
hysteroscopy/biopsy patients had a failed procedure that had to be
repeated with epidural, GA or conscious sedation?

11. All audits of adverse events, e.g. infection, perforation
during the last 3 financial years

12. All surveys of patients’ experiences during the last 3
financial years

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Tylko-Hill
Macmillan CancerVOICE

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